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New Irish Birth, Marriage and Death Indexes

Posted on September 26, 2011 in Australia, Content, Ireland, New records

We have good news for our members who have Irish ancestors!  We have just released millions of new Irish vital records, making it easier to trace your family history on the Emerald Isle. You’ll find new Irish Catholic parish records from the 18th and 19th centuries including Catholic Parish Baptisms, 1742-1881, Catholic Parish Marriages and Banns, 1742-1884 and Catholic… Read more

Who Do You Think You Are? Catch Up – Ashley Judd

Posted on September 23, 2011 in Famous Faces, Who Do You Think You Are?

In this week’s episode of Who Do You Think You Are? Ashley Judd learned how her ancestors fought for their beliefs. Ashley used family trees and records from England to discover she descends from a famous Mayflower passenger who stood up for religious freedom. She searched military records on the Ancestry website (shown below) to find a great-great-great- grandfather… Read more

Who Do You Think You Are? Recap – Gwyneth Paltrow

Posted on September 15, 2011 in Famous Faces, Who Do You Think You Are?

In last night’s season premier of Who Do You Think You Are? actress Gwyneth Paltrow searched for the true stories of her ancestors. Passenger lists helped her prove a family line from Barbados. Censuses and other records revealed the many challenges her great-grandmother faced. And Jewish family history records helped her make a surprising and… Read more

Who Do You Think You Are? Is Back!

Posted on September 12, 2011 in Famous Faces, Who Do You Think You Are?

We have good news for fans of the genealogy show Who Do You Think You Are? The second US series begins this Wednesday on Channel 9. Over the coming weeks, some of the biggest stars in the US will trace their family tree and make discoveries about their ancestors. The celebrities in this series include… Read more

British Occupation Records

Posted on September 8, 2011 in Australia, Content, New records, United Kingdom

Butcher, baker or candlestick maker? What your ancestor did to make a living is an important part of their history and your family tree. You can discover your ancestors’ occupations with our new occupation records from Britain. You can examine your ancestors’ work in more detail and see how it affected the rest of their… Read more

Member Connect – Discover More By Connecting With Other Members

Posted on September 8, 2011 in Australia, Member Connect

Millions of people research their family history on Ancestry and odds are that some of them are researching the same people as you. Member Connect is designed to help you learn about those members, share your discoveries together, and stay up to date on the research they are doing on your shared ancestors. You’ll find… Read more

Tips on Finding Your Migrant Ancestor

Posted on August 31, 2011 in Australia, Content, Search

Originally authored by Jeremy Palmer, Dip. Gen. Edited by Ancestry.com.au. From 29 August – 6 September 2011, we are giving you free access to all our immigration and travel databases from around the world on Ancestry.com.au. Here are some tips on finding your migrant ancestor. Speak to your relatives As with many aspects of family… Read more

Search 200 million travel and immigration records free!

Posted on August 30, 2011 in Australia, Content, Famous Faces

It’s Free Access Week at Ancestry.com.au!  From 29 August – 6 September 2011, we are giving you free access to all our immigration and travel databases from around the world.  You can search 329 databases and more than 122 million records from the mid-1500s to mid-1990s to unlock the clues to your ancestor’s immigration. If… Read more

The First World Memory Project Collection Now Available In Search

Posted on August 16, 2011 in Australia, AWAP, New records, Search

AUTHORED BY CRISTA COWAN (FROM ANCESTRY.COM) Three months ago, Ancestry and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum launched the World Memory Project. Since that time almost 2000 community contributors have indexed over 395,000 records across 15 different record collections. These records contain information about victims and survivors of the Holocaust and Nazi-era persecution. We are proud to announce… Read more

Update to Australia Cemetery Index 1808-2007

Posted on August 12, 2011 in Australia, Content, Deaths

The Australia Cemetery Index 1808-2007 contains tombstone transcriptions from several cemeteries in Australia. We have just added 166,929 new records to this index, bringing the collection to a total of 665,118 records. What’s New? Records have been added in the following areas – Brisbane, QLD cemeteries – 50,165 records from 1828-1998 (with images) Dubbo and… Read more