New South Wales Depasturing Licenses 1837-1851

Posted by Ancestry.com.au on March 28, 2011 in Australia, New records

This is a collection of depasturing licenses for individual farmers, from the government of New South Wales, between 1837 and 1851. These licenses permitted settlers to graze stock on Crown lands. They also allowed grazing to happen “beyond the limits of location” (meaning the 19 counties that included Sydney and the settled area surrounding it),… Read more

Burke’s Family Records

Posted by Ancestry.com.au on March 21, 2011 in Content, United Kingdom

Author Ashworth P. Burke is the son of Sir Bernard Burke who published many works regarding British genealogy with his father, John Burke Esquire. Sir Bernard and Ashworth co-wrote the Peerage and Baronetage and the Landed Gentry about ancestral lineages of English, Scottish, and Welsh nobility and gentry. Burke’s Family Records is meant to supplement… Read more

UPDATED: Ireland Tithe Applotment Books 1823-1837

Posted by Ancestry.com.au on March 16, 2011 in Content, Ireland

The Tithe Applotment Books 1823-1837 record the results of a unique land survey taken to determine the amount of tax payable by landholders to the Church of Ireland, the established church until 1869. They are known as the Tithe Applotment Books because the results of this land survey were originally compiled in nearly 2,000 hand-written… Read more

UPDATED: Ireland Griffith’s Valuation 1848-1864

Posted by Ancestry.com.au on March 15, 2011 in Content, Ireland

Griffith’s Valuation 1848-1864, indexed with images in this database, is one of Ireland’s premier genealogical resources, referencing approximately one million individuals who occupied property in Ireland between 1848 and 1864. Also known as Primary Valuation of Ireland, it was executed under the direction of Sir Richard Griffith to provide a basis for determining taxes. This… Read more

Dictionary of National Biography (UK) Volumes 1-20 and 22

Posted by Ancestry.com.au on March 12, 2011 in Content, United Kingdom

The Dictionary of National Biography began in 1882 as an ambitious project spearheaded by George Murray Smith to produce a biographical dictionary of prominent British and Irish figures from the earliest of times up to 1900. The efforts of hundreds of contributors resulted in a 22 volume alphabetical series containing thousands of biographies. This collection… Read more

NEW: Family Tree Maker for Mac

Posted by Ancestry.com.au on March 8, 2011 in Australia, Family Tree Maker

We’re excited to announce the launch of Family Tree Maker for Mac, which is sure to please our many customers who’ve been requesting a Mac version of our #1 selling family tree software. Family Tree Maker’s dynamic user interface and integration with Ancestry.com.au makes it simple to create family trees, record memories, organise photos, videos… Read more