Historic Perthshire records now online

Posted by Ancestry Australia and New Zealand on August 30, 2010 in Content

Ancestry.com.au now has an online archive of more than 57,000 historic records from Perthshire, Scotland, dating from 1566 to 1901. These records are of huge significance to anyone trying to trace an ancestor in the area and feature many tens of thousands of Perthshire’s residents in four historic collections. The Perthshire School Registers of Admissions… Read more

Records reveal little-known ‘early Schindler’ who saved thousands from Nazi threat

Posted by Ancestry Australia and New Zealand on August 23, 2010 in Content, Famous Faces

Varian Fry and many of the thousands of anti-Nazi and Jewish refugees he helped save from Nazi persecution during the Second World War have been revealed in historical records on Ancestry.com.au. August 2010 marks 70 years since Fry first arrived in Marseille to help Jewish refugees and others escape the Nazis following Germany’s occupation of… Read more

Who inherited the $34.7 billion? Past family fortunes revealed online

Posted by Ancestry Australia and New Zealand on August 12, 2010 in Content, Famous Faces

In a world-first, Ancestry.com.au has launched the England and Wales National Probate Calendar 1861-1941 – an index to more than six million wills proven across the 19th and 20th centuries, including the wills of more than 4,500 people who died in Australia. With more than 45% of Australians having first generation UK heritage and many… Read more