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Connect with your ancestors through food

Posted by Ancestry.com.au on March 16, 2018 in Australia, New Zealand

Fancy a kangaroo steamer? How about a schnitzel with a side of sauerkraut? Or maybe you’re a fan of couscous and dal? Whatever your food passions, imagine connecting to your family history through knowing what your ancestors ate. Some popular contemporary diets are loosely based on how our forebears fuelled themselves – for example the Read More

Victoria Asylum records now available on Ancestry

Posted by Ancestry.com.au on February 28, 2018 in Australia, Content

Was an ancestor of yours admitted to an asylum? Or perhaps a paper trail has gone cold and you’re not sure where else to look? Ancestry’s latest dataset could help. When James Watson walked into the Edinburgh Castle Hotel, Ballarat, in November 1897, there was nothing about his behaviour to cause alarm or remark. The Read More

Star on our NEW TV Commercial!

Posted by Ancestry.com.au on October 6, 2017 in Australia, New Zealand

Has Ancestry helped you learn something interesting about your family? Or did you receive surprising AncestryDNA results? Perhaps you’ve connected with long lost relatives? Or been inspired to travel somewhere new? Nothing speaks to the power of Ancestry better than our very own members and we’re currently in search of the most compelling and unique Read More

Remembering Passchendaele

Posted by Ancestry.com.au 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

My Story Submission Agreement

Posted by Ancestry.com.au on April 3, 2017 in Australia, Member Stories, New Zealand

I understand that by submitting testimonials, stories, quotes or other information, I grant Ancestry Information Operations Unlimited Company and its group companies, their employees, officers, directors, agents or others working from them on their behalf and their respective licensees, successors or assigns (“Ancestry”) a perpetual license to use, distribute, edit or republish my submission at Read More

Tips for Searching Marriage Records

Posted by Ancestry.com.au on January 19, 2017 in Australia, Marriages, New Zealand, Tips and Hints

Vital records – records of births, marriages and deaths – are the basic building blocks of family history research as they contain lots of information for your family tree. Marriage records can help genealogists to establish the religious affiliations of their ancestors and can reveal other details such as age and place of birth, occupation, residences and parents’ Read More

The First Census held Australia: November 1828

Posted by Ancestry.com.au on August 5, 2016 in Australia

With Australia’s next census fast approaching we thought it might be worth revisiting the first census held in Australia way back in November 1828. Prior to 1828 the colony’s population was originally counted through musters however these only focused on parts of the total population. Musters excluded military personnel, and free settlers could not be Read More