Wednesday, March 30, 2016

English Family History Research 1700-1837 [pre-civil registration]

English Family  History Research 1700-1837 [pre-civil registration]

DATE:
Thursday April 21 2016
TIME:
10.00am - 1.00pm
LOCATION:
GSV Meeting Room, Level B1 / 257 Collins Street, Melbourne
COST:
GSV Members $30.00, AIGS/RHSV $45.00 and Non-members $60.00
BOOKINGS:
Booking with payment is essential. 
Make payment through the GSV Online shop or at the GSV reception
CANCELLATION:
Refunds will only be given if cancellation is made five working days
before the start of this event.
PLACES: Limited to 40 participants only

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Next week at the GSV



Events next week at the Genealogical Society of Victoria

Mon 28 Mar 16 @ Closed - Public Holiday
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Thu 31 Mar 16 @ 01.30PM- 02.30PM CLASS ScotlandsPeople™ online
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Sat 02 Apr 16 @ 10.30AM- 12.30PM SEMINAR GSV Seminar Family historians guide to the internet and searching free databases
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Sat 02 Apr 16 @ 01.00PM- 03.00PM SEMINAR GSV Seminar Navigating your way through commercial genealogy databases at the GSV
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Thursday, March 17, 2016

Upcoming Seminars

Family historians guide to the internet and searching free databases  Seminar 

DATE: April 2 2016
TIME: 10.30AM - 12.30PM  
LOCATION: GSV Meeting Room, Level B1 / 257 Collins Street, Melbourne
COST: GSV Members $20.00, AIGS/RHSV $30.00 and Non-members $40.00

 

 

Navigating your way through commercial genealogy databases at the GSV Seminar

DATE: April 2 2016
TIME: 1.00PM - 3.00PM
LOCATION: GSV Meeting Room, Level B1 / 257 Collins Street, Melbourne
COST: GSV Members $20.00, AIGS/RHSV $30.00 and Non-members $40.00

 

 

 

Next week at the GSV



Events next week at the Genealogical Society of Victoria

Tue 22 Mar 16 @ 01.30PM- 02.30PM CLASS findmypast™ & other commercial databases online
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Wed 23 Mar 16 @ 12.30PM- 02.00PM MEETING Early English Genealogy Discussion Circle
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Thu 24 Mar 16 @ 01.30PM- 02.30PM CLASS National Archives Australia & state archives online
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Fri 25 Mar 16 @ Closed - Public Holiday
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Sat 26 Mar 16 @ Closed
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Mon 28 Mar 16 @ Closed - Public Holiday
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Friday, March 11, 2016

Next week at the GSV

Events next week at the Genealogical Society of Victoria

Mon 14 Mar 16 @ CLOSED - Public Holiday

Tue 15 Mar 16 @ 01.30PM- 02.30PM CLASS Ancestry™ online

Wed 16 Mar 16 @ 01.30PM- 02.30PM CLASS National Archives for Scotland, Ireland & Wales online

Thu 17 Mar 16 @ 12.00PM- 01.00PM TALK Recording your Family History - Linley Hooper FGSV & Meg Bate

Thu 17 Mar 16 @ 01.30PM- 02.30PM CLASS Internet for genealogy: an introduction

Sat 19 Mar 16 @ 10.30AM- 12.30PM MEETING Orientation Morning - Introduction to the Society and Research Basics

Sat 19 Mar 16 @ 01.00PM- 03.00PM MEETING Scottish Ancestry Group
 

Monday, March 7, 2016

South West England Research & Discussion Circle Meeting



Christmas 1550 in the village of Minehead, Somerset, and over 60 people in the village - family, friends, neighbours - have died of the mysterious sweating disease in the last couple of months.

Christmas again, this time in 1725 in the even smaller village of Stratton, Cornwall.  A very hard year, most of the villagers have been suffering from smallpox and over 42 have gone to the grave with the much feared disease.

These and many more stories can open up the lives of our ancestors in south west England.   

We're in for a spell of pretty warm weather but please still try and make it along to our SWERD meeting this Wednesday (12:30 at GSV) to hear the stories and join the discussion.

Hope to see you then.

Stephen

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Next week at the GSV

Events next week at the Genealogical Society of Victoria

Tue 08 Mar 16 @ 10.30AM- 12.30PM COURSE Beginning Writing Family History (Part 3 of 3)
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Tue 08 Mar 16 @ 12.30PM- 01.30PM  MEETING Durham, Northumberland & Cumberland Discussion Circle
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Tue 08 Mar 16 @ 01.30PM- 02.30PM CLASS Australian BDM indexes via Digger ™ and online
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Wed 09 Mar 16 @ 10.30AM- 12.00PM MEETING DNA Discussion Circle
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Wed 09 Mar 16 @ 12.30PM- 02.00PM MEETING South West England Research & Discussion Circle
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Thu 10 Mar 16 @ 01.30PM- 02.30PM CLASS GSV library catalogue & databases – tips
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Sat 12 Mar 16 @ 10.30AM- 12.00PM CLASS Starting Family History
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Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Next meeting of South West England Research & Discussion Circle



GSV Members

Our next meeting will be held in the meeting room at GSV on Wednesday 9 March, from 12:30 to 2:00pm.  If you are able, feel free come in from around noon to enjoy your lunch in the GSV lunch room and make a start sharing your interests and getting to know other members prior to the meeting.  We had quite a few members come in for lunch prior to the last meeting, with lots of interesting discussion.


Next week's the topic for discussion will be ‘Epidemics and Disease in South West England.’  I’ve been ploughing through research materials at the GSV library, the SLV and my own copies of parish burial records over the last month – and the outcome is that this is too big a topic for one meeting.  In particular, the epidemics in the 19th century (especially cholera) have so much detailed coverage in the south west newspapers that the 19th century warrants a separate discussion, which will be carried over to the April meeting.   There is plenty of interesting material on the pre-19th century period to discuss at next week's meeting; certainly it’s had me looking back at the timing of ancestors’ deaths to see if they may have died in one of the many epidemics. 

Please have a look back through your research and see if you can share your knowledge of epidemics that may have impacted on your ancestors in the south west.  Details of any resources you’ve used in your research will be very welcome as well.   I've drawn up a list of epidemics in the south west which I'll share with members - hopefully other members will help expand the list into something pretty comprehensive for us all to use.