Who Do You Think You Are? Recap – Rosie O’Donnell

Posted by Ancestry Australia and New Zealand on October 14, 2011 in Who Do You Think You Are?

This week on Who Do You Think You Are? Rosie O’Donnell embarked on an emotional journey as she traced her late mother’s roots.  She used census and vital records from Ancestry (shown below), as well as obituaries and church records to reveal her family’s Irish hometown and discover the tragedies and triumphs they faced both there and in Read More

Android Beta Testers Needed

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

We’ve been working hard on an Android version of the Ancestry mobile app, and we’re looking for Android users to help us test an early beta version. If you are interested in being a beta tester, regularly use an Android phone or tablet, and are an Ancestry.com.au subscriber, please click here to take a short Read More

Scurvy, Seasickness and Scorpion Bites: Royal Navy Medical Journals

Posted by Ancestry Australia and New Zealand on September 30, 2011 in Australia, Convicts, New records

We have just launched two new historical record collections which offer a peek into daily life aboard Australia-bound English convict ships. These collections are journals that were penned by ships’ medical officers, who were required to keep a record of all patients, treatments and outcomes during a sea voyage. UK Royal Navy Medical Journals, 1815-17 Read More