Welcome to the GSV

Genealogical Society of Victoria
 
 
 

Research

This service is carried out by an experienced team and is available for Members and Non-Members. Requests will be answered in order of receipt and there may be some delay.

Clearly state what you wish us to investigate. Please include copies of all relevant documents you hold, an Ancestry/Pedigree Chart and Family Group Sheets for those you are researching. 

Distant Members

Members who live outside a 100 km radius from Melbourne GPO may have one free annual request taking up to two hours  -  Distant Member Request Form

Research Request

Cost: Members $30 per hour                Non-members $50 per hour

This hourly fee includes limited copying and postal charges – email is more efficient and cost-effective.

Action:

  1. Determine the number of hours of research. We usually recommend two hours to start but we are happy to begin with one hour. At the end of that time we send a report, often with digital or paper images, and advise whether more work is required.
  2. Prepare relevant forms - Ancestry/Pedigree Charts and Family Group Sheets.
  3. Pay for research: Members OR Non-Members.
  4. Submit your Research Request Form with attachments
  5. Alternatively post, or deliver in person.