Tips for searching the Australia Birth, Marriage and Death Index

Posted by Ancestry Australia and New Zealand on July 30, 2010 in Content, Site Features

As many of you may well be aware, we now have Australian vital records available online. The Australia Birth, Marriage and Death Index spans a combined period of almost 200 years (between 1788 and 1985) and covers the entire country. Gone are the days of poring over microfiche or hopping from site to site to… Read more

UPDATED: New search homepage, place pages, recent searches and recently viewed collections

Posted by Ancestry Australia and New Zealand on July 25, 2010 in Search, Site Features

We listened to your feedback and we are updating our search pages (New Search only). We gathered input from members through many sources and consolidated your feedback. You asked for improved navigation, maps, shortcuts to your favourite data collections, easier access to recent searches and more browsing options. You can see screenshots of these new… Read more

New photo upload tool

Posted by Ancestry Australia and New Zealand on May 7, 2010 in Family Trees, Site Features

Today we added to the site a new tool to help you quickly and simply upload multiple family history photos and documents at one time. To try this out in your own family tree, click the “add media” or “add photo” links, just as you would have before this change.  What you will see next is… Read more

Ancestry Search: New Place Filters

Posted by Ancestry Australia and New Zealand on April 22, 2010 in Search, Site Features

This year one of the things we are focusing on is adding new ways for you to control what’s returned in your search results. Over the past few months, we have already launched improvements to wildcards, Collection Filters, and Record Type Filters. Today, we’ll be looking at the new Place Filters available in new Advanced… Read more

Ancestry Search: New Name Filters

Posted by Ancestry Australia and New Zealand on April 20, 2010 in Search, Site Features

This year one of the things we are focusing on is adding new ways for you to control what’s returned in your search results. Over the past few months, we have already launched improvements to wildcards, Collection Filters, and Record Type Filters. One of the features that has been most requested is the ability to… Read more

Shoebox tracks records you print and download

Posted by Ancestry Australia and New Zealand on April 8, 2010 in Site Features

Have you ever lost track of a record you printed or downloaded that you want to go back to? You now have quick access to retrieve records you are storing offline. Each time you print or download a record from Ancestry.com.au, it will appear in your Shoebox in a new tab for “Downloaded and printed… Read more

Personal accounts of the Irish Famine now online

Posted by Ancestry Australia and New Zealand on March 17, 2010 in Content, Site Features

Earlier this week, Ancestry.com.au published online a fantastically rich collection of Irish records titled the Ireland, Famine Relief Commission Papers, 1845-1847. These 7,000 original letters were written by Irish citizens who were requesting help during the Great Famine in the mid 19th century. These harrowing accounts of life during the Famine provide a stark reminder… Read more

Improved Member Directory

Posted by Ancestry Australia and New Zealand on March 11, 2010 in Member Connect, Site Features

The Member Directory lets you search public profiles of other members on Ancestry.com.au.

Saving records and images

Posted by Ancestry Australia and New Zealand on March 2, 2010 in Site Features

Can I specify where I want to save an image? Can I save an image to my computer if I don’t use genealogy software? Can I save an image to my computer after I saved a link to it in my Shoebox? You can save an image to your family tree, your computer, your Shoebox, or… Read more

Updated groups page design and formatting

Posted by Ancestry Australia and New Zealand on February 23, 2010 in Content, Site Features

We have updated our group pages to be more useful and efficient for new and experienced members. These group pages can help you quickly find individual data collections that share a common characteristic such as census records from a single country.