Hairy Mancestors

Posted by Ancestry.com.au on October 30, 2012 in Uncategorized

In support of Movember, our friends at Inside History magazine are asking people to share photos of their moustached ancestors to help raise funds for men’s health. For each “hairy mancestor” posted, Inside History will donate 50c to the Movember cause. To share your photos of your hairy mancestors, simply “Like” the Inside History Movember… Read more

Haunting Historical Tales

Posted by Ancestry.com.au on October 30, 2012 in Australia, Content, Deaths

The New South Wales, Australia, Registers of Coroners Inquests and Magisterial Inquiries, 1796 – 1942  contain over 173,000 records and provides a fascinating insight into some of the more unusual causes of deaths of many Australians in colonial times. The collection reveals that the most common causes of death were by drowning, apoplexy (or stroke) and ‘visitations… Read more

Real James Bond Uncovered in Historic Archive

Posted by Ancestry.com.au on October 23, 2012 in Content, Famous Faces, Military

Sidney Reilly, the secret agent widely believed to be the inspiration for Ian Fleming’s legendary character James Bond, has been uncovered in an online archive available at Ancestry.com.au. The record (shown above) was found in the British Army WWI Medal Rolls Index Cards, 1914-1920 collection, which details the medal entitlement of more than 4.8 million… Read more