Making the Most of Holiday Opportunities

Posted by Ancestry Australia and New Zealand on November 28, 2011 in Australia

AUTHORED BY JULIANA SMITH (FROM ANCESTRY.COM) Family get-togethers around holidays like Christmas are a great way to find answers to your family history mysteries. Whether you are planning on carrying out formal interviews or just a little discreet prying, a little pre-planning can go a long way. Here are some tips to help you make the most of… Read more

Beta Image Viewer now available

Posted by Ancestry Australia and New Zealand on November 18, 2011 in Site Features

AUTHORED BY JIM MOSHER (FROM ANCESTRY.COM) Several years ago, we launched the Advanced Image Viewer. This viewer provided some much-needed capabilities and was welcomed by our members who could take advantage of it. Our other members – almost 50% of our total base – continued to use a basic image viewer which provided somewhat limited capabilities. Over time, as browsers… Read more

Family Tree Maker 2012 Is Here!

Posted by Ancestry Australia and New Zealand on November 15, 2011 in Australia, Family Tree Maker, Family Trees

Authored by  Tana L. Pedersen We are pleased to announce the release of Family Tree Maker™ 2012, an improved and expanded version of the world’s No. 1-selling family history software. With its new TreeSync™ capabilities, Family Tree Maker 2012 enables family history enthusiasts to sync their desktop family trees and their online trees at Ancestry.com.au. With… Read more

Remembering our Heroes Past

Posted by Ancestry Australia and New Zealand on November 11, 2011 in Australia, Military, New Zealand

In honour of Remembrance Day, we are giving free access to select military records from Australia, New Zealand, the UK and Canada.   The collections will be free to search from 11-13 November, allowing Australians and New Zealanders the opportunity to discover information about their ancestors who served during the Great War. Many Ancestry.com.au members have discovered extraordinary military… Read more

WANTED! Descendants of John Penn, New Zealand’s mystery WW1 soldier

Posted by Ancestry Australia and New Zealand on November 11, 2011 in New Zealand

To mark Armistice Day today, the anniversary of WWI’s end, we are on the hunt for descendants of a WWI soldier whose autographed photo was found tucked away in an antique shop in Cambridge, New Zealand. From today until midnight Sunday 13 November, we are giving free access to select military records so that Kiwis can find out whether they are… Read more