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

What Can Your Surname Tell You?

Posted by Ancestry Team on June 10, 2014 in Search

At least for purposes of research, just about every genealogist rues the ancestor whose last name is common, and therefore hard to trace, and rejoices in their ancestors with more unusual names. While an unusual surname undeniably can make genealogical research easier, it doesn’t corner the market on interesting and informative origins. In Western Europe, Read More

Default Search Settings

Posted by Web Operations on August 3, 2012 in Search

With over 10 billion records on the site, utilizing our search options can help you find your ancestors quickly and easily. When you use the default settings in our search form (like the one shown below), we look through every name we have recorded in our more than 29,000 data collections, and pull out any Read More

Tips on Finding Your Migrant Ancestor

Posted by Web Operations on August 31, 2011 in Australia, Content, Search

Originally authored by Jeremy Palmer, Dip. Gen. Edited by Ancestry.com.au. Here are some tips on finding your migrant ancestor. Speak to your relatives As with many aspects of family history research, a good first step is to talk to your relatives about what they know about the family history. If the family migrated to Australia Read More

The First World Memory Project Collection Now Available In Search

Posted by Web Operations on August 16, 2011 in Australia, AWAP, New records, Search

AUTHORED BY CRISTA COWAN (FROM ANCESTRY.COM) Three months ago, Ancestry and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum launched the World Memory Project. Since that time almost 2000 community contributors have indexed over 395,000 records across 15 different record collections. These records contain information about victims and survivors of the Holocaust and Nazi-era persecution. We are proud to announce Read More

Announcing – New Web Search

Posted by Web Operations on May 19, 2011 in Content, Search, Site Features, Uncategorized

Authored by Brian Edwards, Ancestry.com Last October we launched Ancestry Labs to test a few new ideas, and we’d like to thank all those members who contributed a lot of great feedback and discussion around these.  Today we’re excited to announce the introduction of one of the ideas, Web Search, into the main Ancestry.com.au search. Read More

Tips for discovering your royal ancestors

Posted by Web Operations on April 14, 2011 in Search

If you’re trying to find royal or noble connections in your family tree, check out our handy hints below: 1. Explore surnames: cross-reference surnames in your family tree with those found in Burke’s Commoners and Landed Gentry of Great Britain and Ireland as this group, mostly descended from royalty or the aristocracy, is when the Read More

Ancestry Search: Improvements to Basic Search

Posted by Web Operations on January 17, 2011 in Search, Site Features

Why have we changed the search form? Over the past year, we have been working with a wide range of Ancestry members, from some of our most experienced members to relative newcomers. We’ve had a lot of help (including over 10,000 responses to the preview we published in April). Based on this feedback, we’ve been Read More