Past Articles

5 unusually named Australian occupations

Posted by Web Operations on August 28, 2020 in Australia

When the First Fleet landed in 1788, the convicts were skilled in more than 80 different trades and occupations. Some of these trades were useful in starting a colony from the ground up, others not so much. Some occupations stayed in existence, but many are no longer in use. Here are 5 of the more Read More

Ancestry® updates ethnicity results to include ‘Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander’ region

Posted by Ancestry Marketing Team, Australia on March 31, 2020 in AncestryDNA, Australia, General Announcement, Uncategorized

AncestryDNA® has updated its ethnicity estimate reference panel so customers will now have the ability to see a possible genetic connection with the Indigenous communities of Australia. Prior to this update, customers who have genetic markers in their DNA that Ancestry’s analysis associates with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander DNA would have received an ethnicity Read More

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