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This Saturday 13 April 10.30 – 11.30 AM the GSV hosts a talk by Robyn Ansell on Chinese-Australian family history. It is not too late to book for her fascinating presentation. Robyn is a founding member of the Chinese-Australian Family …
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  Volunteers are invited to help create a searchable index of the presently inaccessible records of Chinese travel to Victoria from 1904-59. Robyn Ansell of Chinese-Australian Family Historians of Victoria (CAFHOV) describes below how you can help with this CAFHOV …
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Leitrim is a northern county of Ireland and is perhaps the most unspoilt. It is full of lakes and mountains and rugged scenery. After the Great Famine of the 1840s its population fell from 160,000 to 25,000 by 1996. Not …
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Coming up soon the GSV is privileged to host a Seminar on the culture, traditions and ancestry of the Highland Clans of Scotland presented by an international expert, Graeme Mackenzie of ‘Highland Roots‘, Inverness. Friday 22 March 2019 10.00 am – …
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In this post we pass on some news from our partners -near and far. The UK Federation of Family History Societies reminds us that, if we are quick, we can beat the 16 February Price Rise for UK BDM certificates. …
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‘The Married Widows’ is a term describing the wives ‘left behind’ by their husbands who departed England to seek work and/or new lives overseas.  The men usually intended to return home with an improved financial postion, or looked to establish …
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A search of the internet for family history software will give you a multitude of programs to choose from. Do some research before you decide on the best program for you. Make sure that it suits your needs. We will …
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Huge new workhouses were built across England and Wales after 1834 to accommodate and control the poor in accordance with the Government’s new poor law regime.  The regime was introduced in Ireland, and on a modified basis in Scotland, from …
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  I am slowly getting into my role as the President and it is quite a learning curve. It makes me appreciate the job done by my predecessor David Down. Last month I met with the President and the Business …
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The new year is getting underway at GSV. Before you over-commit to all the things you will be doing in 2019, check the GSV Events program. There is plenty coming up of interest. Maybe you have done enough research and …
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