A Tale of Two Weddings

Posted by Ancestry Marketing Team, Australia on February 27, 2020 in Uncategorized

What happened when two couples, one at the pinnacle of society and one working-class, celebrated their nuptials in historic Sydney? Cassie Mercer speaks to Margot Riley, curator at the State Library of New South Wales, to find out. On Wednesday 7 August 1878 the city of Sydney came to a standstill. Around 10,000 people gathered Read More

Ancestry revives 200-year-old dating tips in Valentine’s Day ‘Old-School Guide to Romance’

Posted by Ancestry Marketing Team, Australia on February 14, 2020 in Uncategorized

Family trees reveal love stories that show how romance was born before dating evolved into swiping right on an app   Back in the day, lovebirds used to court, woo and express their heart-felt emotions in thoughtful romantic gestures. This is a stark contrast to today’s dating world, where the poetic, hand-written love letter has Read More

Our colonial convict ladies

Posted by Web Operations on June 14, 2018 in Australia, Convicts, Uncategorized

When Governor Macquarie laid the foundation stone for the Parramatta Female Factory in July 1818, little did he know how important its role would be to understanding the lives of female convicts 200 years later. It’s estimated that one in every five to seven Australians is related to a female convict who was incarcerated at Read More

Testimonial Submission Agreement

Posted by Web Operations on March 23, 2016 in Uncategorized

Thank you for your interest in submitting a story for our new Ancestry commercial. We always appreciate your enthusiasm and excitement for family history research and our products. We hope that your stories can help other members benefit from all that Ancestry has to offer. By sending us your submission, you must agree to the Read More

Journey of Discovery – NSW/ACT Family History Conference, 11-13 September 2015

Posted by Web Operations on July 6, 2015 in Australia, Society Directory, Tips and Hints, Uncategorized

When: 11-13 September 2015 Venue: 1 Bay Street, Port Macquarie NSW – click to view on Google Maps. Web: www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nswpmfhs There’s always more to learn when it comes to family history and the 2015 Fair and Conference will be held over three exciting days in Panthers Auditorium, Port Macquarie The FREE Family History Fair is Read More