International Settlers Group (ISG)(Non-British Research)

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We are a Discussion Circle at the Genealogical Society of Victoria, and as our name suggests, we are interested in Non-British research.

Contact information

Postal Address: International Settlers Group,
C/- GSV,  Level 1, 10 Queen Street, Melbourne 3000 AUSTRALIA


Phone: +61 3 9662 4455

Enquiries: Michael Rumpff                                                                   

Aims of the group

  • Compile and collate genealogical research information on non-British countries.
  • Assist Members with their research activities through correspondence, newsletters and articles in 'Ancestor' the official journal of the GSV.
  • Increase the holdings of the Society's Library relating to non-British research.
  • Sharing experience and resources with our Newsletter.

The International Settlers Group offers you:

  • Assistance with your research problems in Australia and overseas.
  • A chance to meet and get to know fellow members and to exchange activities and ideas.
  • Newsletter published regularly giving activities of the International Settlers Group (ISG), articles of interest and various reports.
  • The opportunity to further your genealogical knowledge through the use of records available within the ISG.
  • Guidance as to the records held in the Genealogical Society of Victoria (GSV) library, which may assist you in your particular area of research.
  • An opportunity to contribute information in Our Newsletter.

The International Settlers Group Newsletter (Quarterly)

It is published  quarterly in January, April, July and October. It is recommended reading for any person with an interest in non-British genealogical research. The Newsletter is made available to members on the ISG Notice Board  (Login as a GSV member for access). If required, a hard copy can be mailed for $11 per annum. Please pay that amount through the GSV office, indicating it is for a mailed copy of the ISG Newsletter. If paying by cheque please make it payable to the GSV.  This payment will be regarded as a donation to the GSV.                                                          


  • Held quarterly on the third Saturday in February, May, August and November.

Future meetings: (held via Zoom)

Our third meeting for 2023 will be via Zoom, at 1 pm on Saturday 18th November. Our speaker will be Alek Schulha. Alek is an author, and a former journalist. At our meeting he will talk about his book ‘Beneath the Shadows of Mount Molly Morgan: History and Stories of Greta Camp 1939-1960’ Alex retired in 1999 and has since written several books, culminating in these personal stories of the Greta Migrant Camp, researched over the last 8 years to honor all who passed through its gates. in NSW (Note: not the Greta Camp near Benalla, Victoria) Register your attendance in the normal way or contact convenor Michael Rumpff to take part:

To register for one of our meetings, please view the list of upcoming events and select the event(s) of interest: Upcoming Events - International Settlers Group (ISG)

Registrants will receive an email with the Zoom link for the meeting.

Research Services

The International Settlers Group (ISG) does research for its subscribers and other interested parties, under the auspices of the Research Services GSV and at the same rates, which are:- Members $30.00 per hour (inc GST) Non Members $50.00 per hour (inc GST) + photocopying charges and postal charges where applicable. Please enclose sae for initial inquiry. Address to Hon. Secretary ISG or email:  

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