Ancestry® updates ethnicity results to include ‘Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander’ region

Posted by Ancestry Marketing Team, Australia on March 31, 2020 in AncestryDNA, Australia, General Announcement, Uncategorized

AncestryDNA® has updated its ethnicity estimate reference panel so customers will now have the ability to see a possible genetic connection with the Indigenous communities of Australia. Prior to this update, customers who have genetic markers in their DNA that Ancestry’s analysis associates with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander DNA would have received an ethnicity Read More

Looking for Your Anzac Ancestor? Here’s Where to Find Them.

Posted by Ancestry Marketing Team, Australia on March 30, 2020 in Australia, Family Trees, Military, New Zealand, Search, Uncategorized

Make 2020 the year you discover your Anzac ancestor. Cassie Mercer offers some tips and tricks on how to start. Have you always wanted to discover more about your Anzac ancestor? Perhaps you’ve only heard rumours of a family link with a soldier and would like to investigate if the tales are true. Maybe you Read More

A Tale of Two Weddings

Posted by Ancestry Marketing Team, Australia on February 27, 2020 in Uncategorized

What happened when two couples, one at the pinnacle of society and one working-class, celebrated their nuptials in historic Sydney? Cassie Mercer speaks to Margot Riley, curator at the State Library of New South Wales, to find out. On Wednesday 7 August 1878 the city of Sydney came to a standstill. Around 10,000 people gathered Read More

Ancestry revives 200-year-old dating tips in Valentine’s Day ‘Old-School Guide to Romance’

Posted by Ancestry Marketing Team, Australia on February 14, 2020 in Uncategorized

Family trees reveal love stories that show how romance was born before dating evolved into swiping right on an app   Back in the day, lovebirds used to court, woo and express their heart-felt emotions in thoughtful romantic gestures. This is a stark contrast to today’s dating world, where the poetic, hand-written love letter has Read More