Welcome to the GSV

Discover a world of family history at the Genealogical Society of Victoria (GSV) and be part of a community of members, staff and volunteers dedicated to promoting and assisting family history research.

Find out about joining our society to obtain access to our collections, webinars and research services. Benefit from a wide range of supportive special interest groups, workshops, classes and knowledgeable individuals. Check out our opening times.

The GSV website is upgrading from Wednesday 12 April to Wednesday 28 April to improve functionality, stability and security. There may be some minimal disruption to our services. If you do experience a problem, please email the details with a screenshot to gsv@gsv.org.au

The GSV Visitor E-Pass gives you access to a huge range of genealogy resources for a short period (6 hours) from your own home at an affordable price. You can buy a Visitor E-Pass for just $25.00.

Please note that if you are a GSV Member, you do not need to buy a Visitor E-Pass because you already have access to these resources (and more).


Help GSV develop new ways to enhance and expand our services for all members.

Learn how to get full value from your Ancestry DNA results.

Presented by Alan Rhodes, 1st May, 11am to 12.30pm via Zoom.

Using DNA Matches (3/10) is on 17th April.


Tools & Tips

This Circle will be a forum to facilitate discussion about finding and using records available through the GSV to add context and biographical information to your family history.

Presented by Rebecca Landy.  26th April 11.00am to 12.30pm via Zoom.

GSV Members can watch and listen to over 200 presentations of talks on a wide variety of topics specifically for family historians. All webcasts located via GSV catalogue.