The Australia Day long weekend is almost here, and Ancestry Australia are wanting you to spend at least some of it researching your famly tree, which sounds reasonable to me, don’t you think?
Australians heritage ranges from convicts to bushrangers, from agricultural labourers to politicians, to free settlers and those assisted. Some were erly arrivals, others more recent. And they often started with nothing other than the goods they brought with them, and made a not just a house, and at least for the early settlers they were also pivotal in creating a town and a community as well.
All Australian stories all start somewhere. And Ancestry.com.au are giving you a chance to start your journey today with free access to all of their Australian records until Monday 27th January.
With more than 117 million records, from passenger lists from the First Fleet to electoral rolls up to 1980, Ancestry.com.au can help you discover your story.
Thanks for sharing. I usually miss this type of stuff, catching up with reading about freebies after the event date. I have passed the link to your message/blog on as this is great for people without ancestry accounts. Fran
Awesome, happy researching!
Looking for Deaths
The shame of it is that a lot cannot be used as it lands you on the UK subscription page for 70% of searches. Ancestry never gives you unlimited access to anything despite their stating they do on so called ‘free’ selective access weekends.
Yes, it is for their “Australian” records only, and they do state that. At other times, they have offered free weekends for their UK records, at other times military records – you have to appreciate that they even offer the free weekends at all.
But there’s far more places to search than just Ancestry anyway, with lots being free. So if that’s what you’re after look further, as it’s quite likely out there.
Rayner, you say you’re looking for deaths, but don’t say where or when, which does make it hard to know what to suggest.
However, do not expect Ancestry to have all Australian BDMs, they don’t. You’d be better off searching the Digger disks, if it is Australian deaths that you’re after. And don’t forget to look at the old newspapers on Trove, in case there are death, funeral, obituary notices in there too.
Curious about my ancestry.Will it cost?
Hi Therese, you can find cost of subscribing to Ancestry on their website: http://www.ancestry.com.au/cs/offers/subscribe?sub=1. If you are not wanting to subscribe, but are interested in finding out about your family history, look for a genealogy society or group in your local area. They would be able to help you get started.
came in November, 1960.
Will this offer happen again this weekend for Australia Day 2015?
looking for the arrival of william Miller between 1854 and 1856 with elizabeth and children mary ann and john
william,elizabeth children mary ann and john miller to victoria australia between 1854 and 1856
I have not been able to find a birth on Henry HATCHMAN born London, Middlesex, England between 1821-1823 , parents Robert and Annie, her surname in Unknown, no record of any of them coming to Nsw.
I have tried many search sites.