Who Do You Think You Are? Catch Up – Ashley Judd

Posted by Ancestry Australia and New Zealand on September 23, 2011 in Famous Faces, Who Do You Think You Are?

In this week’s episode of Who Do You Think You Are? Ashley Judd learned how her ancestors fought for their beliefs. Ashley used family trees and records from England to discover she descends from a famous Mayflower passenger who stood up for religious freedom. She searched military records on the Ancestry website (shown below) to find a great-great-great- grandfather Read More

Who Do You Think You Are? Recap – Gwyneth Paltrow

Posted by Ancestry Australia and New Zealand on September 15, 2011 in Famous Faces, Who Do You Think You Are?

In last night’s season premier of Who Do You Think You Are? actress Gwyneth Paltrow searched for the true stories of her ancestors. Passenger lists helped her prove a family line from Barbados. Censuses and other records revealed the many challenges her great-grandmother faced. And Jewish family history records helped her make a surprising and Read More

Search 200 million travel and immigration records free!

Posted by Ancestry Australia and New Zealand on August 30, 2011 in Australia, Content, Famous Faces

It’s Free Access Week at Ancestry.com.au!  From 29 August – 6 September 2011, we are giving you free access to all our immigration and travel databases from around the world.  You can search 329 databases and more than 122 million records from the mid-1500s to mid-1990s to unlock the clues to your ancestor’s immigration. If Read More

Australian Immigration Collection Launch

Posted by Ancestry Australia and New Zealand on July 14, 2011 in Australia, Content, Famous Faces, New records

We are very excited to announce the launch our new Australian Immigration Collection, 1788 – 1923, the largest online collection of historic Australian immigration records in existence. The new collection documents the names and journeys of more than 14.5 million people who travelled to Australia between 1788 and 1923 in search of a new life. Read More

New Australian Who Do You Think You Are?®: Georgie Parker

Posted by Ancestry Australia and New Zealand on December 31, 2010 in Famous Faces, Who Do You Think You Are?

Coming from a family of strong females, Georgie Parker’s journey into her ancestry reveals the true strength and courage shown by the women on both sides of her family. Georgie’s quest starts with her mother Rosemary’s family. As a little girl, Georgie was particularly close to her maternal grandmother Grace. While Grace was very bright Read More