About Ancestor

Ancestor: quarterly journal of the GSV


About Ancestor

The Society's award winning journal, Ancestor, is published quarterly and is mailed to all members of the Society.

Winner of Elizabeth Simpson Award 2011

journal award

Winner of the Nick Vine Hall Award 2015

AFFHO Nick V Hall 2015 




Ancestor subscriptions and individual copies may be purchased

Regular features that appear in Ancestor:

What's on at the GSV
Details of GSV Talks, Classes, Courses and Seminars held in the Society Meeting Room. Includes a calendar of events.

Research Corner
A topic of interest to assist you with your research at the GSV, by our Research Manager.

Articles not previously published, with a family history theme, of interest to readers

Recent Additions to the Library
A list of material added to the Library since the last Ancestor.

Jottings from the Journals
Articles and information from various Societies' publications that may be of interest to members, by our Research Manager.

Around the Groups
News and items of interest from groups and Member Societies associated with the GSV.

From the Pen of the President
An update on the Society from our President.

Book reviews
Selected books are reviewed.

Getting it Write
Information and help from the GSV Writers Circle.

Genies on the Web
Information and site addresses regarding family history.

News from State Library Victoria
An update on what is happening at the Genealogy Centre.

News from Public Record Office Victoria
Update of happenings at PROV.

News from the Royal Historical Society of Victoria
Highlighting some of the RHSV resources

GSV News
Update of happenings at the Genealogical Society of Victoria

Ancestor Journal Search

GSV Members are able to read back issues of Ancestor online by first logging in to the Members Area of this website.