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

When the war was over

Posted by Web Operations on November 6, 2018 in Australia, Military

One hundred years ago, the Great War ended after four years of death and destruction. Cassie Mercer speaks with author Professor Peter Stanley to understand more about what Australian troops were doing in those last few years of the war. The Great War left an indelible mark on thousands of Australian families. Men and women Read More

Remembering Passchendaele

Posted by Web Operations 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

Help Legacy Australia. Share your Anzac ancestor’s story & Ancestry will donate $5

Posted by Web Operations on March 25, 2015 in Ancestry App, Australia, General Announcement, Member Stories, Military, Photographs

Ancestry is asking our lovely members and the Australian community to share their Anzac ancestor’s stories and for each photo and story shared on the Ancestry Anzac Hero Wall facebook app, Ancestry will donate $5 to Legacy Australia up to $15,000. The Ancestry Anzac Hero Wall is an app hosted on the Ancestry facebook page Read More

Australian Imperial Force – What the average Anzac took into service with him and what he brought home

Posted by Web Operations on March 20, 2015 in Australia, Military, New records, Uncategorized

Guest post by Matt Smith, historian at Australian War Graves Photographic Archive For the majority of young Australian men who joined the Australian Imperial Force [AIF] during the First World War, it was their first time separated from family, a familiar world and most certainly, in battle. Many of these men would have experienced an Read More