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Establishment and Functions
The Genealogical Society of Victoria was established in 1941. The objects of the society as stated in its Journal Ancestor are:
to promote and encourage the study of Genealogy, Heraldry, and allied subjects, and to assist members and others in genealogical research
to promote the preservation of archives bearing upon the history of the early families of Victoria and further their accessibility to students
to hold regular meetings of members at which addresses shall be given, papers read, and discussions take place, in connection with the various aspects of genealogical study
to make permanent records and indexes of monumental and other inscriptions, parish registers, etc.
to establish a card index of references to births, marriages, deaths, funerals, wills and other records
to acquire and conduct a reference library containing books, papers, magazines, manuscripts, maps, microforms, tape recordings, movie films, videotapes and computer programs upon genealogical, heraldic, historic and allied subjects for the use of members and the general public; and to prepare indices of such similar books, papers, magazines, manuscripts, etc. as may be contained in other libraries and institutions
to establish a genealogical magazine for the use of members and others in the study and compilation of family histories. To reciprocate with members of the Federation of Family History Societies and with other societies within or without Australia having similar objectives to those of the Society.
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