December Monthly Newsletter
Recently Updated Collections | Australian & UK Updates
Not only do we continually add new content, we also constantly update our existing content. Parish records are a wonderful source of information on births, marriages and deaths before 1837 (when Civil Registration began). Have a look at our updated Dorset and Liverpool Parish records for new information on your family.
(Add to AU versions only) If you’ve got convict ancestors, they may be in the recently updated NSW, Gaol Description and Entrance Books, 1818-1930 covering convicts from Sydney, Darlinghurst, Albury, Berrima, Goldburn, Maitland and Newcastle prisons.
Research Tip | Making The Most Of Holidays
Family get-togethers around holidays like Christmas are a great time to find answers to your family history mysteries. Whether you are planning on conducting formal interviews with your relatives to find out more about your family or just a little discreet prying, a little pre-planning can go a long way. We have put together some tips to help you make the most of your time with family.
Facebook Update | Add Ancestry to your Interest List
If you are one of our 10,000 friends on Facebook, you may be aware that due to changes to the website, Facebook no longer shows every Ancestry.com.au page post to all likers of our page. Ensure you don’t miss out on any news by adding Ancestry to your interest list. Simply visit our Facebook page and on the right hand side of the page, next to the “Like” button there is a drop down box. Click on the drop down and click “Add to Interest List”. Thank you for your continued support!
Member Services | AU & NZ Christmas Opening Hours
Please note our Member Services telephone line will be closed for Christmas on December 25th and 26th. We will be operating as normal from the 27th December.
AU: 1800 251 838 (toll free from Australia) 9am–8pm Monday–Friday and 9am–4pm Saturday and Sunday AEDT.
NZ: 0800 442 100 (toll free from New Zealand) 11am–10pm Monday–Friday and 11am–6pm Saturday and Sunday NZDT.