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Benefits of membership

Membership is available upon application. (Membership costs). Please note that is takes 3-5 working days for membership to be processed.

    • Access to our comprehensive collection of family history indexes, books, CDs and other material
    • Online access to enhanced library catalogue and databases [more than 4.5 million records]
    • Other GSV @ Home access includes webcasts of many of our GSV Talks; Guided Research; and free quick lookups [eResearch]
    • Four issues per year of our award-winning journal Ancestor
    • Free publication in Ancestor of your surname query (one per year)
    • Free GSV talks and computer classes
    • Substantial discounts on seminars, lectures, tutorials and educational programs
    • Discount on many bookshop items (10%)
    • Reduced prices for our extensive range of family history services
    • Free research - up to two hours per year for members resident beyond 100 kms
    • Free participation in Special Interest Groups and Discussion Circles
    • If you are unable to visit our library use our research service, member price of only $25.00 per hour (non-members $40.00 per hour)
    • Reciprocal rights with other major societies (conditions apply)
    • Save $86.00 on a findmypast annual World subscription


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Upcoming Events

Tue 31 May 16 @ 01.30PM- 02.30PM
ScotlandsPeople™ online
Wed 01 Jun 16 @ 10.30AM- 12.00PM
Starting Family History
Wed 01 Jun 16 @ 12.30PM- 01.30PM
GSV Writers Circle
Thu 02 Jun 16 @ 12.00PM- 01.00PM
Policing Colonial Victoria - Stuart Duff
Thu 02 Jun 16 @ 01.30PM- 02.30PM
FamilySearch™ online
Tue 07 Jun 16 @ 01.30PM- 02.30PM
The National Archives (UK) online
Wed 08 Jun 16 @ 10.30AM- 12.00PM
DNA Discussion Circle
Wed 08 Jun 16 @ 12.30PM- 02.00PM
South West England Research & Discussion Circle
Thu 09 Jun 16 @ 01.30PM- 02.30PM
GSV library catalogue & databases - tips
Mon 13 Jun 16 @
Closed - Public Holiday
Tue 14 Jun 16 @ 12.30PM- 01.30PM
Durham, Northumberland & Cumberland Discussion Circle
Tue 14 Jun 16 @ 01.30PM- 02.30PM
Australian BDM indexes via Digger ™ and online
Wed 15 Jun 16 @ 01.30PM- 02.30PM
National Archives for Scotland, Ireland & Wales online
Thu 16 Jun 16 @ 01.30PM- 02.30PM
Internet for genealogy: an introduction
Sat 18 Jun 16 @ 10.30AM- 12.30PM
Orientation Morning - Introduction to the Society and Research Basics