New Australian Who Do You Think You Are?®: Georgie Parker

Posted by Ancestry Australia and New Zealand on December 31, 2010 in Famous Faces, Who Do You Think You Are?

Coming from a family of strong females, Georgie Parker’s journey into her ancestry reveals the true strength and courage shown by the women on both sides of her family. Georgie’s quest starts with her mother Rosemary’s family. As a little girl, Georgie was particularly close to her maternal grandmother Grace. While Grace was very bright… Read more

New South Wales Gaol Description and Entrance Books 1818-1930

Posted by Ancestry Australia and New Zealand on December 13, 2010 in Content, New records

We’re excited to announce the launch of New South Wales Gaol Description and Entrance Books 1818-1930. Just in time for Christmas, this collection reveals details of more than 25,000 prisoners from New South Wales prisons, many of which have now closed and are being used as museums or schools. The collection also contains an estimated… Read more

1911 Census Summary Books now online

Posted by Ancestry Australia and New Zealand on December 10, 2010 in Content, New records

We’re pleased to announce Ancestry.com.au has now launched the Enumerator Summary Books – the first set of records from the recently-acquired 1911 England and Wales Census. In case you missed our earlier blog post, Ancestry.com, Inc, parent company of Ancestry.com.au, reached an agreement last October with The National Archives to acquire and publish online the… Read more

Family Tree maintenance tonight (6 December 6:00PM AEDT)

Posted by Ancestry Australia and New Zealand on December 6, 2010 in Family Trees, Site Maintenance

Ancestry.com.au Family Trees will undergo scheduled maintenance tonight for two hours beginning at about 6.00pm Australian Eastern Daylight Time. During this time, Ancestry Member Trees, OneWorldTree, and the sections of the home page that are related to Member Trees will be unavailable. We apologise for any inconvenience but rest assured the information in your family… Read more

New Australian Who Do You Think You Are?®: Rod Marsh

Posted by Ancestry Australia and New Zealand on December 3, 2010 in Famous Faces, Who Do You Think You Are?

Knowing very little about his family history and intrigued by the mystery of his father’s adoption, Australian cricketing icon Rod Marsh embarks on a journey to discover his roots. Rod’s father, Ken, never knew who his biological parents were or the circumstances around his adoption. Armed with an old birth certificate from his Aunt Amy,… Read more