Spelling Didn’t Matter To Our Ancestors — Wild Cards to the Rescue

Posted by Ancestry.com.au on March 20, 2014 in Search, Site Features, Tips and Hints

Our ancestors often used a variety of spellings for their first names and surnames. You can use wildcards with the Exact filter selected to find unusual spellings of names. There are two wildcard characters: ? (question mark) : matches one character which can be anything * (asterisk) : matches 0 to N characters So if you enter… Read more

Share your discoveries

Posted by Ancestry.com.au on January 14, 2014 in Australia, Content, Site Features, Tips and Hints

Did you know you can share your family history discoveries from Ancestry.com.au with your friends and family on Facebook, Google Plus or by email? When you find a record of your ancestor, simply click on the Facebook, Google Plus or email  icon (shown below). You can include a message for your friends and family to… Read more

Gather ’Round the Table: Get the Conversation Going with Global Commenting

Posted by Ancestry.com.au on September 20, 2013 in Site Features

We’ve all done it. Sat around the kitchen table up to our elbows in old black-and-white photos, glasses perched on the end of our nose, asking, “Now, who’s this?” With new commenting features for Ancestry.com.au online trees, the kitchen table just got a whole lot bigger. The idea behind the latest changes to commenting is… Read more

Bookmarking Ancestry.com.au

Posted by Ancestry.com.au on March 1, 2013 in Australia, New Zealand, Site Features

We know many of you visit Ancestry.com.au frequently. To make it even quicker to get to our site, you can add Ancestry to your browser “favourites” so you can access the site in just one click. Adding websites to your Favourites list in your browser is easy. Simply follow the steps below for the browser… Read more

Interactive Image Viewer – Coming Soon to More Collections!

Posted by Ancestry.com.au on January 29, 2013 in Content, Site Features

ORIGINALLY AUTHORED BY ANCESTRY.COM Last year, we launched the Interactive Image Viewer as an interactive tool to help you view and interpret information from many of the Census records available online. We’re excited to announce that the Interactive Image Viewer will now be available for several more collections in the coming weeks. Finding and understanding… Read more

Interactive Image Viewer Update

Posted by Ancestry.com.au on June 28, 2012 in Site Features

AUTHORED BY LAURA DANSBURY (FROM ANCESTRY.COM) In January, we began testing a new version of our image viewer to improve consistency and reliability for many different types of browsers, with a cleaner look and interactive features. It is a Flash based experience that provides tools to help you get the most out of census documents. … 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

Interactive Image Viewer (Beta)

Posted by Ancestry.com.au on April 13, 2012 in Site Features

Record images are the foundation of your family history, and we want to create a rich viewing experience that will bring these historical documents to life. The new Interactive Image Viewer (currently in beta) includes interactive tools to help you view and interpret the information on the record as well as navigation controls that make… 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

Image Viewer Updates – Print Current View Now Available

Posted by Ancestry Australia and New Zealand on January 27, 2012 in Site Features

AUTHORED BY JIM MOSHER (FROM ANCESTRY.COM) Thanks to all of you who have provided feedback on the Beta Image Viewer on the blog, via the message boards, through the survey, and directly via email (feedback-imageviewer@ancestry.com). We appreciate the input – both positive and negative – and have used it to further improve the viewer. Today,… Read more