Ancestry Community Update – September 2022

Posted by Jason Reeve on September 5, 2022 in Ancestry AU&NZ Community

Welcome! Welcome back to the ongoing quarterly ‘Ancestry Community Update’ blog post for Australia and New Zealand. For anyone I am yet to meet, my name is Jason Reeve and I’m the Head of Content & Community for Ancestry in Australia and New Zealand. You’ll likely end up meeting me at a family history expo Read More

Ancestry AU & NZ Re-launches the Monthly Newsletter

Posted by Jason Reeve on September 2, 2022 in Ancestry AU&NZ Community, Australia, General Announcement, New records, New Zealand, Tips and Hints

The Ancestry AU & NZ Newsletter is live! We’re excited to share that the first edition of the revived, revamped and reinstated Ancestry Monthly Update newsletter has officially gone out yesterday. Did you receive it? It’s our way to keep you – some of our most dedicated and experienced customers – up to speed on Read More

Ancestry Community Update – July 2022

Posted by Jason Reeve on July 6, 2022 in Ancestry AU&NZ Community

Welcome! Welcome to the new quarterly Ancestry Community Update blog post for Australia and New Zealand. My name is Jason Reeve, and I’m the Head of Content & Community for Ancestry in Australia and New Zealand. Many of you reading this first blog post may already know me from meeting at a family history expo Read More

AncestryClassroom™ is Live!

Posted by Jason Reeve on July 6, 2022 in Ancestry AU&NZ Community, AncestryClassroom™

Ancestry provides access to AncestryClassroom™  for teachers and educators in Australia and New Zealand  At Ancestry®, we aim to mobilize our global Ancestry family and products to build more connected and resilient communities by empowering the next generation of history makers.  For nearly a decade, AncestryClassroom™ has helped students learn more about themselves, navigate the Read More

5 unusually named Australian occupations

Posted by Web Operations on August 28, 2020 in Australia

When the First Fleet landed in 1788, the convicts were skilled in more than 80 different trades and occupations. Some of these trades were useful in starting a colony from the ground up, others not so much. Some occupations stayed in existence, but many are no longer in use. Here are 5 of the more Read More

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