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As a Member of the GSV you will be able to access a number of GSV member services.  These are listed below.

1.  Access from home

  1.1  GSV Catalogue and Databases 

You can access our new catalogue and databases from home: Catalogue and Databases

These revised databases include many additional records and you can enjoy our new look catalogue.  There is an article with tips in the September 2020 edition of Ancestor: Ancestor September 2020

  1.2  Commercial Databases 

Members can access these commercial databases from home.

For instructions for access please email gsv@gsv.org.au.  Allow time for these instructions to be received as emails are replied to between Monday to Friday 10am - 4pm.  Once instructions have been received click on the appropriate link below.

  • My Heritage (Contact Office for Password)
  • findmypast (Please note we have a monthly & daily download limit so please try another day). You can still search and you can alway send in a Quick Look up to obtain the document you require)
  • TheGenealogist (Access for 20 minutes and remember to log out) Remember to get your GSV password.
  • Ancestry (now available via the State Library of Victoria (SL), just use your SL Library card to access. GSV tried to obtain access but the cost was too high.

For those less familiar with the content of the major databases there is a very good introduction at: https://www.rootstech.org/video/comparing-the-genealogy-giants

  1.3  Webcasts

  Introduction to GSV

  Genealogy Webcasts

  1.4  Ancestor Journal

  • Ancestor is the Society's award-winning journal.  It is published quarterly.
  • Most articles appearing in Ancestor have been indexed in the GSV Catalogue. You can search by Author, Title, Subject, or Date.
  • You can access Ancestor online for issues from 2012 onwards. 
  • You may wish to view Ancestor in the form of a Digital Flipbook: Ancestor as a Flipbook
  • As an alternative, you may wish to view/download Ancestor as a PDF: Ancestor as a PDF

  1.5  Research Services

  Free Research Services

  Paid Research Services (Members Discount)

  1.6  Discussion Forums

Access to online discussion Forums including the Members Help Members Forum where you can submit your genealogy queries and other Members can contribute to the discussion: Members Help Members

2.  Your Membership

  2.1  About 

You can view information about your membership of the GSV here: My GSV Membership

This page will enable you to:

  • Manage your subscriptions to the GSV Blog and the GSV Forums.
  • See a list of GSV Events you have booked for as well as what Events you have attended in the past.
  • Check your GSV membership status.

  2.2  Renewing

Once you have checked your membership status, you may wish to renew your membership.  You can do so here: Membership Renewal

  2.3  Event Bookings

You can see a list of the GSV Events you have booked for under the heading "Your Event(s)" on this page: My GSV Membership

  2.4  Event Cancellation

If you need to cancel a booking to a GSV Event, please contact us by email: Cancel a Booking

  2.5  Profile Update

If you need to update your contact details, you can do so here: Update Contact Details

If you need to change your email address, you can do so here: Change Email Address

If you need to change your password, you can do so here: Change Password

  2.6  GSV Blog and GSV Forum Notifications

Members receive automatic email notifications when new items are published on the GSV Blog or when new items are posted to one of the GSV Forums.

New GSV Members are automatically registered as Subscribers to the GSV Blog but you can unsubscribe at any time.

However, you will need to Subscribe to each GSV Forum of interest in order to receive automatic email notifications.

You can check your existing subscriptions, add new subscriptions, or unsubscribe from particular subjects here: My Subscriptions

  2.7  Special Offers for GSV Members

  2.8  GSV Council and Reports


Date last updated: 05 November 2021 @ 14:00