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

New Dorset Records Now Online

Posted by Ancestry.com.au on June 27, 2012 in Australia, Content, Convicts, New records, United Kingdom

Originally authored by Kelly Godfrey, Ancestry.co.uk Piracy was rife off England’s south coast right up into the 18th century. Dorset’s coves, caves and sandy beaches were the perfect hiding place for buccaneers and brigands and their ill-gotten loot. That means you stand a good chance of spotting these seadogs in our three new criminal collections.… Read more

Brad’s Grave Tales – Helen and Kate Graham

Posted by Ancestry.com.au on June 26, 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… I… Read more

Brad’s Grave Tales – William Hird

Posted by Ancestry.com.au on June 8, 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… William… Read more

Brad’s Grave Tales – Strange Hartigan

Posted by Ancestry.com.au on June 7, 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… For… Read more

Introducing Hint Notifications and Preferences

Posted by Ancestry.com.au on May 7, 2012 in Australia, Site Features

ORIGINALLY AUTHORED BY AARON ORR, ANCESTRY.COM Ever wonder if there are new hints you haven’t seen hiding in your family tree? Now it’s easy to see new hints when they come your way—we’ve just released a feature to notify you when you get new hints. You may have noticed when you last visited Ancestry.com.au that… Read more

All Hints Page – New Ways to View Your Hints

Posted by Ancestry Australia and New Zealand on February 24, 2012 in Australia, New Zealand, Site Features

One of the best things about having an online family tree is taking advantage of Ancestry.com.au Hints that could lead you to new facts about your ancestors. Now we’ve made it even easier to see all your hints with our new All Hints page. You can find hints that have been generated in the last… Read more

Anzac Stories – Was Your Ancestor a Military Hero?

Posted by Ancestry Australia and New Zealand on February 24, 2012 in Australia, Content, Military, New Zealand

Was your ancestor a military hero? We are on the look-out for stories from our members in time for Anzac Day.  If you have traced your family history and discovered a military hero, we want to hear from you. Have you discovered an Anzac in your family’s story? Perhaps you have uncovered their service and… Read more