Ancestry’s Australia Day Weekend

Ancestry AU - Australia Day 2016Make this weekend one that is dedicated to research, as Ancestry.com.au have just added on heap of new Australian records just in time for Australia Day, and they are making them, and the rest of their Australian records FREE until midnight Tuesday 26th January 2016.

The 27 million new records consist of various Australian Directories, Public Service Lists, and Police Gazettes have been added on to Ancestry’s website for the very first time.

So why not take advantage of Ancestry’s free weekend offer, and use these records to help find your Australian ancestors, and find out what they got up to.

Queensland and Victoria, Australian Directories, 1859-1947
http://search.ancestry.com.au/search/db.aspx?htx=List&dbid=60845
Images: 233,429
Records: 26,318,691

Australia, Commonwealth Public Service Lists, 1904, 1920
http://search.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=60797
Images: 869
Records: 36,882
**This collection from Australia consists of more than 35,000 records of persons who were listed in the 1904 and 1920 publications List of Permanent Officers of the Commonwealth Public Service.

South Australia, Australia, Police Gazettes, 1927-1947
http://search.ancestry.com/iexec/?htx=List&dbid=60970
Images: 12,889
Records: 355,260
Note: The index for this collection was keyed in AWAP and will be available free without subscription.  Images will remain behind the paywall.

Victoria, Australia, Police Gazettes, 1914-1924
http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?htx=List&dbid=60885
Images: 9,960
Records: 272,784
Note: The index for this collection was keyed in AWAP and will be available free without subscription.  Images will remain behind the paywall.

Queensland, Australia, Police Gazette Index, 1881-1945
http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?htx=List&dbid=60972
Images: 1,899
Records: 416,924
**Police gazettes provided information and instructions to members of the police force. In this collection of South Australia police gazettes, which spans the years 1927 to 1947, you will find the names of police officers, victims of crime, missing persons, and wanted or released criminals. Personal details reported could include name, aliases, age, height, hair and eye color, distinguishing features, or clothing worn.

To get started, click here
http://www.ancestry.com.au/cs/australia2016

 

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