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Posted by Ancestry.com.au on October 6, 2017 in Australia, New Zealand

Has Ancestry helped you learn something interesting about your family? Or did you receive surprising AncestryDNA results? Perhaps you’ve connected with long lost relatives? Or been inspired to travel somewhere new? Nothing speaks to the power of Ancestry better than our very own members and we’re currently in search of the most compelling and unique Read More

Remembering Passchendaele

Posted by Ancestry.com.au on October 3, 2017 in Australia, Member Stories, Military, New Zealand

For family historian Geoff Oliver, the centenary of World War One prompted him to start discovering more about a military ancestor. What he uncovered led him to remember the centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele with special significance. From France to Cootamundra, NSW, 30 October 1917: I regret very much to inform you of the Read More

My Story Submission Agreement

Posted by Ancestry.com.au on April 3, 2017 in Australia, Member Stories, New Zealand

I understand that by submitting testimonials, stories, quotes or other information, I grant Ancestry Information Operations Unlimited Company and its group companies, their employees, officers, directors, agents or others working from them on their behalf and their respective licensees, successors or assigns (“Ancestry”) a perpetual license to use, distribute, edit or republish my submission at Read More

Tips for Searching Marriage Records

Posted by Ancestry.com.au on January 19, 2017 in Australia, Marriages, New Zealand, Tips and Hints

Vital records – records of births, marriages and deaths – are the basic building blocks of family history research as they contain lots of information for your family tree. Marriage records can help genealogists to establish the religious affiliations of their ancestors and can reveal other details such as age and place of birth, occupation, residences and parents’ Read More

The First Census held Australia: November 1828

Posted by Ancestry.com.au on August 5, 2016 in Australia

With Australia’s next census fast approaching we thought it might be worth revisiting the first census held in Australia way back in November 1828. Prior to 1828 the colony’s population was originally counted through musters however these only focused on parts of the total population. Musters excluded military personnel, and free settlers could not be Read More

Testimonial Submission Agreement

Posted by Ancestry.com.au on March 23, 2016 in Uncategorized

Thank you for your interest in submitting a story for our new Ancestry commercial. We always appreciate your enthusiasm and excitement for family history research and our products. We hope that your stories can help other members benefit from all that Ancestry has to offer. By sending us your submission, you must agree to the Read More

Journey of Discovery – NSW/ACT Family History Conference, 11-13 September 2015

Posted by Ancestry.com.au on July 6, 2015 in Australia, Society Directory, Tips and Hints, Uncategorized

When: 11-13 September 2015 Venue: 1 Bay Street, Port Macquarie NSW – click to view on Google Maps. Web: www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nswpmfhs There’s always more to learn when it comes to family history and the 2015 Fair and Conference will be held over three exciting days in Panthers Auditorium, Port Macquarie The FREE Family History Fair is Read More

In Time and Place – Queensland State Conference, 3-4 October 2015

Posted by Ancestry.com.au on June 30, 2015 in Australia

When: 3 – 4 October 2015 Venue: Riverglenn, 70 Kate St, Indooroopilly – click to view on Google Maps. Web: itap.historyqueensland.org.au You are invited to Queensland’s first local, family and social history conference Organised by History Queensland, Genealogical Society of Queensland and Queensland Family History Society. Free Conference Registration for regional delegates Thanks to the Read More

Fractured Families: Life on the Margins in Colonial New South Wales by Tanya Evans

Posted by Ancestry.com.au on June 30, 2015 in Australia, Books, Ireland, Tips and Hints, United Kingdom

Guest blog by historian Tanya Evans Family historians accept that their research is a journey, often enjoyed over the course of many years, sometimes across a lifetime. My book Fractured Families: Life on the Margins in Colonial New South Wales explores why the life stories of some men and women in the past come to Read More