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Take your tree on the move this Easter
Did you know you can make new discoveries everywhere you go using the Ancestry App? Perfect for sharing your tree with family and friends, why not make the most of family time over the Easter holidays to work on your tree together.
The Latest features include a sleek redesign for more intuitive use, the ability to connect to Facebook and your contact list to build your tree faster, and now you can read about the lives of your ancestors through story-like narratives.
Download the free Ancestry app today, available on Android or iOS.
New to our search results pages are sliding controls that allow you to easily broaden or narrow your search results. Simply dragging one or more sliders from left to right will quickly modify your results. With all the sliders to the left, your results are matched at the broadest level, and moving one or more sliders to the right will display more exact matches.
Irish Catholic Parish Records 1763–1912
These collections contain registers from a select number of parishes in Ireland. The list of parishes included can be found in the description on each collection page.
NSW Convict Register of Pardons, 1788–1870 — UPDATED
Pardons were given to convicts with life sentences and shortened the sentence by granting freedom. Over 21,000 records added.
Gloucestershire, England, Wills and Inventories, 1541–1858
This indexed collection contains images of wills and inventories proved in Gloucestershire. Tip: wills were sometimes recorded years after the testator’s death.
New Zealand, City & Area Directories, 1866–1954 — UPDATED
Originally released as browse-only, for this update we’ve added an index for 23 of the 60 directories. More than 5 million records have been added.
Searching for other spellings
Our ancestors often used a variety of spellings for their first names and surnames. You can use wildcards with the exact filter selected to find unusual spellings of names. Watch this video over on our US blog to find out more.
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Researching immigrant ancestors
Check out our video packed with tips on researching your immigrant ancestors — discover when and where they landed.
Using onsite help articles
Have you ever checked out our onsite help section? It is packed with useful articles on everything from changing your account settings to listing adopted children in your family tree.