Social Media

Posted by on December 7, 2012 in Uncategorized

  Keep up-to-date with the latest news from on our Facebook page, Twitter feed or through our blogs. We share member stories, tips on researching your family tree, and details of new records being added to the website. It also gives you the opportunity to connect with us — you can ask us questions… Read more

Video Tutorials

Posted by on December 7, 2012 in Uncategorized

  Find the latest video tutorials to help you with your research: 1) Researching Irish Ancestors: Click here 2) Researching British Ancestors: Click here 3) Researching Military Ancestors: Click here    

Researching Immigrant Ancestors

Posted by on December 7, 2012 in Uncategorized

  Ancestry Brad Argent gives you tips and hints on researching your Immigrant Ancestors on Watch now: Researching Immigrant Ancestors  

Using Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Posted by on December 7, 2012 in Uncategorized

  Ancestry Brad Argent gives you tips and hints on researching Birth, Marriage and Death Indexes from Watch now: Reasearching Birth, Marrige & Death Indexes    

How to get the most out of Searching the Records

Posted by on November 30, 2012 in Uncategorized

Refine Search: Easily add information or remove it from your search – no more scrolling to the bottom of the page Categories: Narrow your search by new, better organized content categories and subcategories Matching Person: Get the best matches possible from family trees on Ancestry Record Preview: Hover over a search result to preview more detailed information without having… Read more

Researching your female ancestors

Posted by on November 30, 2012 in Uncategorized

Everybody has a mother. But sometimes it gets tricky chasing mums and great-grandmas through the family tree, particularly if Great-Grandma is hiding squarely behind a married name. Don’t give up. When you’re faced with the tough task of tracing an elusive female back through history, it pays to be persistent, particularly because you’ll find plenty… Read more

Hairy Mancestors

Posted by on October 30, 2012 in Uncategorized

In support of Movember, our friends at Inside History magazine are asking people to share photos of their moustached ancestors to help raise funds for men’s health. For each “hairy mancestor” posted, Inside History will donate 50c to the Movember cause. To share your photos of your hairy mancestors, simply “Like” the Inside History Movember… Read more

4 out of 5 Aussies want Prince William to be declared King

Posted by on June 8, 2012 in Uncategorized

Over two billion[i] people are expected to have watched the televised Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations marking the Queen’s 60 year reign, and with the Queen’s birthday weekend quickly approaching in most states, we are honouring the occasion by making 236 million UK records free to access for the whole weekend, starting 12.01AM on Friday 8 June… Read more

Leonie’s Story – Finding a Biological Family Online

Posted by Ancestry Australia and New Zealand on November 4, 2011 in Uncategorized

Our members have lots of great family stories to share and we love hearing about the discoveries you make on our site. One such member is Leonie who you may have seen on the Kerri-Anne show a few weeks ago. Leonie discovered that she was adopted at age 21 after running away from home to… Read more

Announcing – New Web Search

Posted by on May 19, 2011 in Content, Search, Site Features, Uncategorized

Authored by Brian Edwards, Last October we launched Ancestry Labs to test a few new ideas, and we’d like to thank all those members who contributed a lot of great feedback and discussion around these.  Today we’re excited to announce the introduction of one of the ideas, Web Search, into the main search.… Read more