New Lancashire Parish Records Added

Posted by Ancestry.com.au on July 31, 2012 in Births, Content, Deaths, Military, United Kingdom

We have added over 2.3 million Lancashire parish records to the site this week, including baptisms, marriages and burials ranging from 1538 to 1986. These records reveal the past residents of one of England’s most historic counties. What’s New – Lancashire, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1911 Lancashire, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1936 Lancashire, England, Deaths and… Read more

Kris Williams: The Parkes Observatory

Posted by Ancestry.com.au on July 20, 2012 in Australia

GUEST POST FROM KRIS WILLIAMS July 20, 1969 six hundred million people worldwide sat glued to their televisions watching as Neil Armstrong emerged from Apollo 11. Making his way down the ladder, Armstrong’s feet finally made contact with the moon’s surface. What followed were his famous words, “That’s one small step for man, one giant… Read more

Brad’s Grave Tales – The Burnetts

Posted by Ancestry.com.au on July 19, 2012 in Australia, Grave Tales

One of the great things about researching your family tree is the stories you come across. But there are stories to be found all over the place, if you know where to look. Ancestry’s Brad has been digging around local graveyards (pardon the pun), uncovering some wonderful stories that start with a headstone in a cemetery… It… Read more

Ancestry reaches 2 million subscribers

Posted by Ancestry.com.au on July 5, 2012 in Australia, General Announcement

Ancestry.com, our parent company and the world’s largest online family history resource, has added its two-millionth subscriber. The milestone was reached when Yvonne Ocheltree, from Tennessee, USA, signed up to solve a family mystery about the secret identity of her maternal great-grandfather who was born in Victorian England. To mark this milestone Ancestry.com has given Ms Ocheltree… Read more