Ten common research mistakes

Posted by Ancestry.com.au on August 20, 2013 in Australia, Tips and Hints

Everyone makes mistakes! And a mistake while you’re researching your family just helps you move up that genealogy learning curve. Here are ten of the most common mistakes we all make in our journey of discovery and how to avoid them. 1. Forgetting to record information on family history forms Organisation is key when researching… Read more

Royal Prince to inspire 1400 extra Georges

Posted by Ancestry.com.au on July 25, 2013 in Births, Famous Faces

George is set to be the fourth most popular baby name of 2014 in the UK, with an additional 1,400 predicted to be born next year compared with 2013. If Australia continues its trend of taking baby name inspiration from the UK Royals, there could be a sharp rise in the popularity of George locally.… Read more

My Offline Find

Posted by Ancestry.com.au on June 25, 2013 in Australia

From Brad Argent, Content Director, Ancestry.com.au The internet is a great way to get started on your family history, and nothing beats digging up the evidence of your ancestors from the comfort of your own home.  However the past is huge and there is much of it that will never grace the pages of the… Read more

Facebook Live Q&A – British Ancestry

Posted by Ancestry.com.au on June 6, 2013 in Uncategorized

Discover your UK heritage this Queen’s Birthday long weekend with FREE* access to over 257 million British records on Ancestry.com.au. To help you make the most of this free access period, Ancestry’s Brad Argent will be online on Monday 10 June 2013, 12-1 pm AEST to answer your questions on British ancestry via Facebook. So… Read more

UK Engineer Records Added

Posted by Ancestry.com.au on June 6, 2013 in Australia, Content, New Zealand, United Kingdom

New on the site this week are over 96,000 occupation records from the UK. The UK, Mechanical Engineer Records, 1870-1931 contain documents relating to membership in the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, 1870–1930. They include details such as age, birth date, birth place, education, apprentice details and work experience details. Similarly, the UK, Civil Engineer Records, 1820-1930 detail records of… Read more

Great Gatsby Family Trees

Posted by Ancestry.com.au on May 22, 2013 in Australia, Famous Faces

We’ve been doing some research into the 2013 character of the hotly anticipated film, The Great Gatsby. Through some careful digging it appears that life, or family history in this case, imitates art for some of the lead characters. Leonardo DiCaprio’s (Gatsby) great grandfather went from a street sweeper in 1900 (shown in the 1900 U.S.… Read more

New Australian series of Who Do You Think You Are?

Posted by Ancestry.com.au on March 28, 2013 in Uncategorized

Great news for fans of the hit TV show Who Do You Think You Are? The new Australian series starts on SBS One on Tuesday 2nd April at 7.30pm. Celebrities in this series include actress Asher Keddie, actors Michael Caton, Lex Marionos and Don Harry, TV personality Rove Mc Manus and actress Susie Porter. In the first… 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