UPDATED: New search homepage, place pages, recent searches and recently viewed collections

Posted by Ancestry Australia and New Zealand on July 25, 2010 in Search, Site Features

We listened to your feedback and we are updating our search pages (New Search only). We gathered input from members through many sources and consolidated your feedback. You asked for improved navigation, maps, shortcuts to your favourite data collections, easier access to recent searches and more browsing options. You can see screenshots of these new Read More

Personal accounts of the Irish Famine now online

Posted by Ancestry Australia and New Zealand on March 17, 2010 in Content, Site Features

Earlier this week, Ancestry.com.au published online a fantastically rich collection of Irish records titled the Ireland, Famine Relief Commission Papers, 1845-1847. These 7,000 original letters were written by Irish citizens who were requesting help during the Great Famine in the mid 19th century. These harrowing accounts of life during the Famine provide a stark reminder Read More