New South Wales Gaol Description and Entrance Books 1818-1930

Posted by Ancestry Australia and New Zealand on December 13, 2010 in Content, New records

We’re excited to announce the launch of New South Wales Gaol Description and Entrance Books 1818-1930. Just in time for Christmas, this collection reveals details of more than 25,000 prisoners from New South Wales prisons, many of which have now closed and are being used as museums or schools. The collection also contains an estimated… Read more

1911 Census Summary Books now online

Posted by Ancestry Australia and New Zealand on December 10, 2010 in Content, New records

We’re pleased to announce Ancestry.com.au has now launched the Enumerator Summary Books – the first set of records from the recently-acquired 1911 England and Wales Census. In case you missed our earlier blog post, Ancestry.com, Inc, parent company of Ancestry.com.au, reached an agreement last October with The National Archives to acquire and publish online the… Read more

Victorian Census Thought Lost Forever Recovered Using ‘CSI’ Technology

Posted by Ancestry Australia and New Zealand on November 30, 2010 in Content, New records

In the first ever census restoration project of its kind, Ancestry.com.au recently launched water-damaged parts of the England and Wales 1851 Census, previously thought to be irretrievable. More than 17,000 pages from the 1851 Census were damaged when the building housing the Manchester 1851 Census manuscripts was flooded in the late 19th century. These pages,… Read more

Queensland Government Gazettes 1903-1910

Posted by Ancestry Australia and New Zealand on November 18, 2010 in Content, New records

This collection contains 11 volumes of the Queensland Government Gazette, a periodical generally published weekly by the government which served as the official means of communication from the government to the general public. Queensland Government Gazettes contains a vast amount of historical and genealogical information. Examples of the type of things that could be mentioned… Read more

What is deltiology?

Posted by Ancestry Australia and New Zealand on November 15, 2010 in Content, New records

It is the collection and study of picture postcards. And deltiologists and genealogists alike have something to be excited about as we expand our collection of historic postcards. Postcards got their start in about 1870, and as the new century began, they were all the rage. In fact, for the fiscal year ending in June… Read more

NSW Registers of Coroners’ Inquests and Magisterial Inquiries 1796-1942

Posted by Ancestry Australia and New Zealand on October 29, 2010 in Content, New records

In the lead up to Halloween, we’re excited to announce the launch of the New South Wales Registers of Coroners Inquests and Magisterial Inquiries 1796-1942. Available online for the first time, this collection contains some 173,250 records and, depending on the date and the form used for the inquest, these records may include: name of… Read more

Alcatraz Prisoner Index 1934-1963

Posted by Ancestry Australia and New Zealand on October 25, 2010 in Content, Famous Faces, New records

The Birdman of Alcatraz, Robert Stroud, is just one of the infamous inmates on “The Rock” that you’ll be able to find in our new collection, Alcatraz Prisoner Index 1934–1963. Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay is perhaps most well-known for its now-abandoned prison, but it was also once home to a fort and is… Read more

UPDATED: London Parish Records from 1538

Posted by Ancestry Australia and New Zealand on October 13, 2010 in Content, New records

Did you know you can research family records going right back to the reign of King Henry VIII? Tracing your family way back to 1538 has never been easier, thanks to our continued additions and improvements to our London Parish Records collection. This collection gives you a unique opportunity to see records going back further… Read more