Discovering the Missing Pieces of Ellen’s Story: From Foster Child to Beloved Matriarch

Posted by Jason Reeve on February 27, 2023 in Ancestry AU&NZ Community, AncestryDNA, Member Stories

Vale Ellen aka. ‘The Queen’ – Aged 106  In my role as Head of Content & Community, I often have the privilege of hearing powerful, emotional stories from our family history community. Ancestry can help to unlock some incredible discoveries and although there’s no limit to the stories that could be shared, occasionally there is 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

Testimonial Submission Agreement

Posted by Web Operations on April 3, 2017 in Australia, Member Stories, New Zealand

I understand that by submitting testimonials, stories, quotes or other information, I grant Ancestry Ireland Unlimited Company and its group companies, their employees, officers, directors, agents or others working for 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

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

Love going the distance

Posted by Web Operations on February 12, 2014 in Member Stories

When Minnesota-born Frank Osborn volunteered to join the US army in 1941, he expected to be discharged by the following January – he wasn’t. Instead he found the love of his life on the other side of the globe. At an officer graduation party at the School of Arts in Brisbane, Frank, then 24 years Read More