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Genealogical Index of Names

A database of personal names from material in our library and elsewhere



A database of deaths and burials - mainly Victorian 



A database of members' research interests in Victoria



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GSV Cemeteries Index

This index contains nearly a million references from cemetery records mostly relating to Victoria. It includes memorial inscriptions or burial registers from our collection.

The Society has been transcribing cemetery records since the 1950s and although there are now online websites for cemeteries (with many including photographs), some of those early headstone have disappeared or become illegible or even destroyed by vandals.

So make sure you try this database. 

Members may use our free Quick look-up to obtain further details in many cases.

A fee for a Quick look-up is charged for non-members. 

An Example of an entry in GSV's Cemeteries index.              

cemetery index example

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Webcasts — a valuable resource for members

webcastsAre you searching for information to assist with your family history research or seeking to view a GSV talk that you missed? We hold a large and growing collection of webcasts on a wide variety of topics specifically for family historians.

The webcasts are audio/visual recordings of GSV talks given over the last few years. They may be downloaded to your computer and viewed in a single sitting or at your leisure over shorter periods if more convenient.

This service is for GSV members only and is available by logging in and going to Members Online Resources.

The Genealogical Index of Names (GIN)

Genealogical Index of Names (GIN), containing about 4 million references to people mentioned in our library and elsewhere, is available for members only. GIN comprises the LINX databases held in our library, some with images. However, not all entries are included in GIN for copyright or commercial reasons. Data is added regularly.

Members may use our free Quick look-up to obtain further details in many cases.

A fee for a Quick look-up is charged for non-members. 

An Example of an entry in GSV's GIN index.             


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Non Members (A limited free search)     

If unable to visit the library, you may like to use our research services.

Collections : 

Library Catalogue - available to members and non-members. 

The Genealogical Index of Names (GIN)  & Cemeteries Database  - mostly relating to Victoria and a free trial name search is available for non-members.

The Scottish Gazetteer is a listing of Scottish place names (villages, towns & parishes) to help find the county, official parish number or census film reel numbers. The Society holds the complete 1841 & 1851 census and also Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow for 1861 on microfilm in our library. To access, logon to the GSV members area above.

Guided Research (members only) is useful when starting your research as it presents the major records on particular places and topics with some background information and tips. This is the best place for newcomers to genealogy or a region. 

GSV@Home - learn more accesssing GSV resources online from home.

The GSV is a designated centre to receive FamilySearch (LDS) film hire for viewing only in the research library.

The world-wide resources of the library include free use within our research library of a number of subscription sites: Ancestry™,  findmypastTheGenealogist™, British Newspaper Archive™ and ScotlandsPlaces