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NEW UK COLLECTION |   
1911 Census images only
We're pleased to announce that we've completed the first stage of our 1911 UK Census release. You can now browse the scanned record images from all over England, Wales, the Channel Islands, and the Isle of Man.
At present, it's not possible to search the records as you can with previous censuses. We've already started work on the transcriptions that will make this possible, and we're on track to have them all finished by the end of the year and will keep you updated on our progress. There's more information on how to search these images on the Ancestry.com.au blog.
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Now you can call us on weekends
We want to help you discover more about your family's past. So we're increasing the hours our expert advisers are available to take your calls.

Our helpline will now be open 7 days a week. We've also recently extended the hours we're available during the week so now, we'll now be on-hand to help with your family history or account queries Monday to Friday, 9am to 8pm, and Saturday and Sunday, 9am to 4pm (AEST).

To speak to us about anything to do with tracing your family, or just get advice on how to use the site, just email support@ancestry.com.au or call 1800 251 838 (toll free from Australia) or 0800 442 100 (toll free from NZ).
Now available on Ancestry.com.au
NEW AUSTRALIAN COLLECTION   |   
NSW Certificates of Publicans' Licenses
This is a collection of publicans' licenses for public houses in New South Wales between 1830–1860. The collection includes butts of licenses that stretch from 1830–1849 and actual certificates from 1853–1860. The licenses gave different establishments the legal right to sell alcohol.
Family Trees
We're giving you control of family merges
Got a hint in your family tree that's being suggested as a new person, but it really belongs to someone who's already in your tree? Prevent a duplicate entry by selecting "Not a New Person" then choose from the list to attach the details to their rightful owner. You can also use this brand-new feature to connect a hint that's suggested for the wrong relative. Select "Incorrect Match" then choose the person it really should be connected to. You'll find more information and tips on our blog.
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Who Do You Think You Are?
For our members who enjoy the TV show 'Who Do You Think You Are', you'll be pleased to know that SBS are currently screening episodes from the UK Series 7 of the popular show on Sunday evenings at 7.30pm. There's more information on the celebrities featured on the SBS website.
 
We want your ancestor's story
If you're one of our many Ancestry.com.au members who has a great family story to tell and would be willing to share it, we'd like to hear from you.
Send us a brief account, in 150-200 words, of the ancestor you discovered and their personal story.
Send us your ancestor's full name and all key vital dates available - birth, marriage (when, where, and to whom), children, occupation, etc.
Include any historical records you've found through your search - birth, marriage, military records, etc.
Also include any additional mementos you've discovered along the way - photos, medals, awards, etc.
And lastly, don't forget to include your name, where you are from and your contact details including your phone number and email address.
Please email your story to mystory@ancestry.com.au.

As an Ancestry member your privacy is always our first concern, therefore please be assured that even if you do respond to this email, nothing further will be done with the information you provide without your prior approval.

We look forward to hearing your story.

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