Search 200 million travel and immigration records free!

Posted by Ancestry Australia and New Zealand on August 30, 2011 in Australia, Content, Famous Faces

It’s Free Access Week at!  From 29 August – 6 September 2011, we are giving you free access to all our immigration and travel databases from around the world.  You can search 329 databases and more than 122 million records from the mid-1500s to mid-1990s to unlock the clues to your ancestor’s immigration. If Read More

The First World Memory Project Collection Now Available In Search

Posted by Ancestry Australia and New Zealand on August 16, 2011 in Australia, AWAP, New records, Search

AUTHORED BY CRISTA COWAN (FROM ANCESTRY.COM) Three months ago, Ancestry and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum launched the World Memory Project. Since that time almost 2000 community contributors have indexed over 395,000 records across 15 different record collections. These records contain information about victims and survivors of the Holocaust and Nazi-era persecution. We are proud to announce Read More

Update to Australia Cemetery Index 1808-2007

Posted by Ancestry Australia and New Zealand on August 12, 2011 in Australia, Content, Deaths

The Australia Cemetery Index 1808-2007 contains tombstone transcriptions from several cemeteries in Australia. We have just added 166,929 new records to this index, bringing the collection to a total of 665,118 records. What’s New? Records have been added in the following areas – Brisbane, QLD cemeteries – 50,165 records from 1828-1998 (with images) Dubbo and Read More

2011 Census – Say Yes to Question 60

Posted by Ancestry Australia and New Zealand on August 4, 2011 in Australia

As you may know, Tuesday 9th August is Census night in Australia. One question on the census, question 60, will offer the option of having your records available to historians in future years. Answering ‘yes’ will ensure your census information will be kept by The National Archives and made available once the lockdown of 99 Read More