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

The First World Memory Project Collection Now Available In Search

Posted by Ancestry Australia and New Zealand 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

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

1911 UK Census images now online

Posted by Ancestry Australia and New Zealand on June 3, 2011 in New records

AUTHORED BY RUSSELL JAMES (FROM ANCESTRY.CO.UK) We’re pleased to announce that we’ve completed the first stage of our 1911 UK Census release. Any of our members can log in to the site right now, and browse the scanned record images from all over England, Wales, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.  If you’ve… Read more

New South Wales Depasturing Licenses 1837-1851

Posted by on March 28, 2011 in Australia, New records

This is a collection of depasturing licenses for individual farmers, from the government of New South Wales, between 1837 and 1851. These licenses permitted settlers to graze stock on Crown lands. They also allowed grazing to happen “beyond the limits of location” (meaning the 19 counties that included Sydney and the settled area surrounding it),… Read more

Entrance Books for the Vernon and the Sobraon 1867-1911

Posted by on March 3, 2011 in Australia, Famous Faces, New records

This collection contains records for destitute children and vagrants that were sent to the Vernon and Sobraon, between 1867 and 1911. The Vernon and Sobraon were ships that served as all-boy public industrial schools and reformatories. The Vernon was replaced by the Sobraon in 1892 and both were moored in Sydney Harbour during their use… Read more

250,000 New African American Records to mark Black History Month in the US

Posted by on February 21, 2011 in Content, New records, USA

In honour of Black History Month in the US, Ancestry recently launched more than 250,000 new historical records documenting early African American family history. The new collections span more than a century and contain important details about the lives of African Americans who bravely fought in the US Civil War, document the transportation of slaves… Read more

New Zealand Electoral Rolls 1853-1981

Posted by on February 10, 2011 in New records, New Zealand

As you may be aware, we recently released more than 20 million images of New Zealand Historical Records in the Anne Brommell Collection. New Zealand Electoral Rolls 1853-1981 contains millions of records collected over a period of more than 125 years. The rolls were compiled during general and provincial election years and include the names… Read more