1911 Census Summary Books now online

Posted by Web Operations on December 10, 2010 in New records

We’re pleased to announce Ancestry.com.au has now launched the Enumerator Summary Books – the first set of records from the recently-acquired 1911 England and Wales Census. In case you missed our earlier blog post, Ancestry.com, Inc, parent company of Ancestry.com.au, reached an agreement last October with The National Archives to acquire and publish online the Read More

Victorian Census Thought Lost Forever Recovered Using ‘CSI’ Technology

Posted by Web Operations on November 30, 2010 in New records

In the first ever census restoration project of its kind, Ancestry.com.au recently launched water-damaged parts of the England and Wales 1851 Census, previously thought to be irretrievable. More than 17,000 pages from the 1851 Census were damaged when the building housing the Manchester 1851 Census manuscripts was flooded in the late 19th century. These pages, Read More

Queensland Government Gazettes 1903-1910

Posted by Web Operations on November 18, 2010 in New records

This collection contains 11 volumes of the Queensland Government Gazette, a periodical generally published weekly by the government which served as the official means of communication from the government to the general public. Queensland Government Gazettes contains a vast amount of historical and genealogical information. Examples of the type of things that could be mentioned Read More

What is deltiology?

Posted by Web Operations on November 15, 2010 in New records

It is the collection and study of picture postcards. And deltiologists and genealogists alike have something to be excited about as we expand our collection of historic postcards. Postcards got their start in about 1870, and as the new century began, they were all the rage. In fact, for the fiscal year ending in June Read More

UPDATED: London Parish Records from 1538

Posted by Web Operations on October 13, 2010 in New records

Did you know you can research family records going right back to the reign of King Henry VIII? Tracing your family way back to 1538 has never been easier, thanks to our continued additions and improvements to our London Parish Records collection. This collection gives you a unique opportunity to see records going back further Read More