Welcome to National Family History Month!

Posted by Ancestry.com.au on August 1, 2018 in Australia, New Zealand

Why is August to important in family history circles? It’s National Family History Month (NFHM) – an initiative by the Australasian Federation of Family History Organisations (AFFHO)! AFFHO is organising and facilitating the initiative via the NFHM website. It is hoped that 2018 is the biggest year yet in terms of interest and number of Read More

New records from New Zealand’s archives show the true ANZAC spirit

Posted by Ancestry.com.au on April 20, 2018 in Content, Military, New records, New Zealand

By Cassie Mercer and Mark Webster Gallipoli was a marker in the growth of Antipodean national identity for New Zealand as well as Australia. In New Zealand, it’s said that everyone with Kiwi connections for three generations has a line to a soldier at Gallipoli. Former Prime Minister Helen Clark had relatives there. Actor Russell Read More

Connect with your ancestors through food

Posted by Ancestry.com.au on March 16, 2018 in Australia, New Zealand

Fancy a kangaroo steamer? How about a schnitzel with a side of sauerkraut? Or maybe you’re a fan of couscous and dal? Whatever your food passions, imagine connecting to your family history through knowing what your ancestors ate. Some popular contemporary diets are loosely based on how our forebears fuelled themselves – for example the Read More

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Posted by Ancestry.com.au on October 6, 2017 in Australia, New Zealand

Has Ancestry helped you learn something interesting about your family? Or did you receive surprising AncestryDNA results? Perhaps you’ve connected with long lost relatives? Or been inspired to travel somewhere new? Nothing speaks to the power of Ancestry better than our very own members and we’re currently in search of the most compelling and unique Read More

Remembering Passchendaele

Posted by Ancestry.com.au 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

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 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