4 Million New UK Parish Records Now Online

Posted by Ancestry Australia and New Zealand on October 26, 2011 in Australia, Content

We have just added 4 million historic UK parish records online,  enabling family historians to delve further back in their British history than ever before. The new records feature baptisms, marriages and burials, which took place in Dorset and Warwickshire between 1511 and 1997, and have been added to what is now the largest collection of… Read more

Scurvy, Seasickness and Scorpion Bites: Royal Navy Medical Journals

Posted by Ancestry Australia and New Zealand on September 30, 2011 in Australia, Convicts, New records

We have just launched two new historical record collections which offer a peek into daily life aboard Australia-bound English convict ships. These collections are journals that were penned by ships’ medical officers, who were required to keep a record of all patients, treatments and outcomes during a sea voyage. UK Royal Navy Medical Journals, 1815-17… Read more

New Irish Birth, Marriage and Death Indexes

Posted by Ancestry Australia and New Zealand 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

British Occupation Records

Posted by Ancestry Australia and New Zealand 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

Tips on Finding Your Migrant Ancestor

Posted by Ancestry Australia and New Zealand 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 by Ancestry Australia and New Zealand 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

Update to Australia Cemetery Index 1808-2007

Posted by Ancestry Australia and New Zealand 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

Tips on Searching the new Australian Immigration Collection

Posted by Ancestry Australia and New Zealand on July 19, 2011 in Australia, Content, Search

As you may know, we launched our new Australian Immigration Collection last week. These records document the names and journeys of more than 14.5 million people who travelled to Australia between 1788 and 1923 in search of a new life. But how do you get the most out of this collection? It all comes down… Read more

Australian Immigration Collection Launch

Posted by Ancestry Australia and New Zealand on July 14, 2011 in Australia, Content, Famous Faces, New records

We are very excited to announce the launch our new Australian Immigration Collection, 1788 – 1923, the largest online collection of historic Australian immigration records in existence. The new collection documents the names and journeys of more than 14.5 million people who travelled to Australia between 1788 and 1923 in search of a new life.… Read more

The Tragic Story of Natalie Wood

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

Many of you will be aware of the tragic story of Natalie Jean Wood whose body was found in her Surry Hills home recently. It appears she passed away some eight years ago – unnoticed by anyone. She may have died at the start of the decade but it seems her heart was broken many… Read more