New Irish Birth, Marriage and Death Indexes

Posted by Ancestry Australia and New Zealand on September 26, 2011 in Australia, Content, Ireland, New records

We have good news for our members who have Irish ancestors!  We have just released millions of new Irish vital records, making it easier to trace your family history on the Emerald Isle. You’ll find new Irish Catholic parish records from the 18th and 19th centuries including Catholic Parish Baptisms, 1742-1881, Catholic Parish Marriages and Banns, 1742-1884 and Catholic Read More

Who Do You Think You Are? Catch Up – Ashley Judd

Posted by Ancestry Australia and New Zealand on September 23, 2011 in Famous Faces, Who Do You Think You Are?

In this week’s episode of Who Do You Think You Are? Ashley Judd learned how her ancestors fought for their beliefs. Ashley used family trees and records from England to discover she descends from a famous Mayflower passenger who stood up for religious freedom. She searched military records on the Ancestry website (shown below) to find a great-great-great- grandfather Read More

Who Do You Think You Are? Recap – Gwyneth Paltrow

Posted by Ancestry Australia and New Zealand on September 15, 2011 in Famous Faces, Who Do You Think You Are?

In last night’s season premier of Who Do You Think You Are? actress Gwyneth Paltrow searched for the true stories of her ancestors. Passenger lists helped her prove a family line from Barbados. Censuses and other records revealed the many challenges her great-grandmother faced. And Jewish family history records helped her make a surprising and Read More

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 Ancestry.com.au!  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