Alice Anderson: The most amazing woman I’ve never met

Posted by Web Operations on March 7, 2019 in Australia

When Alice Anderson was found dead in her garage in 1926 it made headlines around Australia. Why? Was it because she was the nation’s first female mechanic – an astute businesswoman who trained and gave female mechanics an opportunity to work in the male-dominated industry? Or was it because her death was a mystery – Read More

Preserving the bad fruit in our family trees

Posted by Web Operations on February 18, 2019 in Australia

For many Australians, stumbling across a convict in your family tree is a joyous occasion; after all, convicts put their blood, sweat and the occasional tear into building this country. However, we often gloss over the fact that many of these convicts were habitual or opportunistic criminals who found their way down under through a Read More

A death less ordinary

Posted by Web Operations on February 6, 2019 in Australia, Famous Faces

I have a confession to make. My interest in Australian history has never really extended to European male explorers. Yes, they performed amazing feats to understand the world in which we live but so did many others – Rose de Freycinet, for example – who are nowhere near as lorded. But I have always had Read More

Launch of new DNA regions in Ireland

Posted by Web Operations on January 11, 2019 in AncestryDNA, Ireland

When we launched Ancestry’s detailed genetic regions in March last year, we knew it was a major step in the journey for us to empower customer journeys of self-discovery. Back then, we were proud to have the granularity in our database to be able to detect 13 distinct genetic regions in Ireland, helping tell the Read More