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 its 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

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

Update to Australian Electoral Rolls collection. Over 30 million new records!

Posted by Ancestry.com.au on April 2, 2015 in Australia, New records, Tips and Hints, Uncategorized

Great news, we’re always trying to improve our collections and we’ve updated the Australian Electoral Rolls, 1903-1980! We’ve added 61,953 new images and 30,953,567 new records, so this collection now has 1,465,956 images and 100,540,723 records! So, what’s in the update? About 70% of the electoral rolls in this collection were previously transcribed. In this Read More