About Ancestor

Ancestor: quarterly journal of the GSV


About Ancestor

The Society's award winning journal, Ancestor, is published quarterly and is mailed to all members of the Society.

Winner of Elizabeth Simpson Award 1980/81, 1986/87, 1987/88 & 2011

journal award

Winner of the Nick Vine Hall Award 2009, 2012, 2015 & 2018

AFFHO Nick V Hall 2015




Ancestor subscriptions and individual copies may be purchased

Regular features that appear in Ancestor:

What's on at the GSV

Details of GSV Talks, Classes, Courses and Seminars held in the Society Meeting Room. Includes a calendar of events.

Research Corner

A topic of interest to assist you with your research at the GSV, by our Research Manager.


Articles not previously published, with a family history theme, of interest to readers

Recent Additions to the Library

A list of material added to the Library since the last Ancestor.

Jottings from the Journals

Articles and information from various Societies' publications that may be of interest to members, by our Research Manager.

Around the Groups and Cricles

News and information about our Discussion circles, Service groups and Member Societies associated with the GSV.

From the Pen of the President

An update on the Society from our President.

Book reviews

Selected books are reviewed.

Getting it Write

Information and help from the GSV Writers Circle.

Blogging with Meg

Reviews & notes about various blog articles or interest.

News from Public Record Office Victoria

Update of happenings at PROV.

News from the Royal Historical Society of Victoria

Highlighting some of the RHSV resources

GSV News

Update of happenings at the Genealogical Society of Victoria

Ancestor Journal Search

GSV Members can now search online all articles that have appeared in Ancestor  in the GSV catalogue.  Search by Author, Title, subject or date by first logging in to the Members Area of this website.

Date last updated: 15 April 2020 @ 11:32