Thursday, November 26, 2015

Next week at the GSV



Events next week at the Genealogical Society of Victoria

Tue 01 Dec 15 @ 01.30PM- 02.30PM CLASS The National Archives (UK) online
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Wed 02 Dec 15 @ 10.30AM- 12.00PM MEETING Starting Family History
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Wed 02 Dec 15 @ 12.30PM- 01.30PM MEETING GSV Writers Circle
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Thu 03 Dec 15 @ 01.30PM- 02.30PM CLASS FamilySearch™ online

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

GSV TALK

Thursday 26 Nov 15 @ 12.00PM- 01.00PM

The war to end wars - Researching your Australian ancestors in WW1 - Lt. Col. Neil Smith

Talks are held in the GSV Meeting Room, Level B1 257 Collins Street, Melbourne

Bookings please (members free, AIGS / RHSV member $7.50 & non members $10.00, bookings required)

Monday, November 23, 2015

Gift GSV Membership for Christmas

 
 
Give someone a GSV Membership for Christmas
 
With your Genealogical Society of Victoria Gift Membership a family member or friend can discover a world of family history, with:-
·   Access to a comprehensive library with many records that can’t be found elsewhere
·   Online access to GSV’s enhanced library catalogue and database of over 4.5 million records
·   Free quick lookup requests (eResearch)
·   Free 2 hours of research per year  (for members resident beyond 100 kms)
·   Free participation in Special Interest Groups and Discussion Circles
·   Free GSV talks and computer classes
·   Big discounts on GSV seminars, lectures, tutorials
·   Save $72 on a findmypast annual World subscription
·   Library access to ancestry web site and other commercial databases, and
·   The award-winning Ancestor journal - four times a year.
 
You can quickly order a Gift Membership
·  Choose the type of New Membership,
·   put your details in the ‘Billing Details’,
·   provide the name and address of the Gift Recipient in ‘Shipping Details’ – and
·   advise whether you want the Membership pack sent to you at ‘Biller’s address’, for you to send, OR sent directly on your behalf to the Gift Recipient (at the ‘Shipping address’).
We will include a GSV Gift Card with your name, and other message that you advise.
 
You can also arrange a Gift Membership by visiting or ringing the GSV Office on 03 9662 4455.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Next week at the GSV



Events next week at the Genealogical Society of Victoria

Tue 24 Nov 15 @ 10.30AM- 12.30PM COURSE Beginning Writing Family History (Part 3 of 3)
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Tue 24 Nov 15 @ 01.30PM- 02.30PM CLASS findmypast™ & other commercial databases online
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Wed 25 Nov 15 @ 12.30PM- 02.00PM MEETING Early English Genealogy Discussion Circle
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Thu 26 Nov 15 @ 12.00PM- 01.00PM TALK The war to end wars - Researching your Australian ancestors in WW1 - Lt. Col. Neil Smith
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Thu 26 Nov 15 @ 01.30PM- 02.30PM CLASS All online Australian archives, National and State
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Fri 27 Nov 15 @ 10.00AM- 04.00PM ONE ON ONE WORKSHOP GSV Research (booked out)
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Sat 28 Nov 15 @ 10.30AM- 01.30PM LIBRARY RESEARCH DAY London (booked out)
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Sat 28 Nov 15 @ 01.00PM- 03.00PM MEETING Scottish Ancestry Group
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Friday, November 13, 2015

From the Bookshop

FindMyPast £5.00 Vouchers

Looking at the new 1939 Register for UK and Wales?

Each household is 60 credits to unlock full details.

Buy 3 x FindMyPast £5.00 Vouchers @ $10.50 each from the GSV online shop, including free postage and you can view 2 households.

Very limited supply. Get in quick.

New webcasts for GSV Members

Webcasts from our GSV Talks are available for members to download:



Fincher, Alan. Researching your London ancestors.
 

Hooper, Linley M. Methodology, research techniques and citations.


Many of our podcasts also have a .pdf of the handout that was available on the day too.
 
So GSV members log into our web site and have a listen! 

 

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Wonderful News from Registery of BDM Victoria


Search our historical indexes of births, baptisms, marriages, burials and deaths dating back to 1836 for FREE. Also Events at sea only.

Historical certificates are available as instantly downloadable PDF images or mailed hard copy certificates, charges incurred.

Registry of Birth, Deaths and Marriages Victoria

Next week at the GSV



Events next week at the Genealogical Society of Victoria

Tue 17 Nov 15 @ 10.30AM- 12.30PM COURSE Beginning Writing Family History (Part 2 of 3)
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Tue 17 Nov 15 @ 01.30PM- 02.30PM CLASS Ancestry™ online
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Wed 18 Nov 15 @ 01.30PM- 02.30PM CLASS National Archives for Scotland, Ireland & Wales online
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Thu 19 Nov 15 @ 01.30PM- 02.30PM CLASS Internet for genealogy: an introduction
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Sat 21 Nov 15 @ 10.30AM- 12.30PM MEETING Orientation Morning - Introduction to the Society and Research Basics
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Sat 21 Nov 15 @ 01.00PM- 03.00PM MEETING International Settlers Group
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Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Upcoming GSV Talk

Catholic Orphanages - Why did they develop as a separate strand of child welfare? - Jill Barnard



Jill Barnard is a professional historian and a partner in ‘Living Histories’,which is an organization formed 1998 to research and present commissioned histories.

Jill is a graduate of Monash Uni MA Public History, and as a professional historian she has published many studies, though she rates the Catholic child Welfare study as the most challenging and rewarding so far.


The talk covers the early development of “Orphan Asylum” in Victoria as it became apparent after the Gold-rush turmoil, that there was a need for Welfare for children who were not only true orphans, but victims of Immigration, Dislocation, Death,   and Desertion. Children of many families ended up in Asylums off and on, depending on their parents’ circumstances.


The Victorian Government passed the “Neglected and Criminal Children’s Act” in 1864.


Sat 14 Nov 15 @ 10.30AM - 11.30AM  GSV Meeting Room, Level B1, 257 Collins Street Melbourne


(members free, AIGS / RHSV member $7.50 & non members $10.00) Booking essential. At the Genealogical Society of Victoria