About The Genealogical Society of Victoria

The Genealogical Society of Victoria was officially formed on 17 March 1941 and has moved from the handful of people to an organization of over 6,000 members.

During this development the service provided to members moved from a small group of volunteers to the employment of staff to assist the Society's growing needs. There are now six paid staff and over 150 volunteers assisting with the far ranging needs of the members.

Six decades of development have seen vast changes. More and more reference books, indexes, journals, microfilm and computer resources have become available. The use of computers, and the technological changes they have brought, greatly assist researchers.

In 2003 the GSV became a Licensed Film Centre for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This allows the ordering of films from the vast collection of the LDS church to be ordered and viewed on our premises.

You can while away many enjoyable hours in the GSV Library. The massive collection contains approximately 18,000 books, 56,000 microfiche, 1,350 microfilms and many pamphlets, maps, periodicals, CDs and computer databases. The computerised library catalogue enables easy access to the collection and is also available online, Catalogue (Members) Catalogue (Visitors). Over 30 microfiche readers, 8 microfilm readers and 30 computers are available for library users.

The Genealogical Society of Victoria records online

The Genealogical Society of Victoria has partnered with findmypast to publish online record sets from its extensive publications program. You can read more information about these record sets by selecting each option from the list on the left-hand side of this page.

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