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2011 CENSUS |
Say Yes to Question 60
Tonight, Tuesday 9th August, is census night in Australia. The census offers a wonderful snapshot of Australian life for future generations and critical information for researching family history.

One question on the census, question 60, will offer the option of having your records available to historians in future years. Answering ‘yes’ will ensure your census information will be kept by The National Archives and made available once the lockdown of 99 years has expired.

Saying ‘no’ or leaving the box unchecked will mean your census form is destroyed once the statistical
data has been collated. The 2011 census will become a valuable historical document and by saying no to question 60, history is effectively destroyed.

Ensure you are part of history and say yes to question 60!
Find out more in our blog.
Now available on Ancestry.com.au
NEW AUSTRALIAN COLLECTION |
Australian Immigration Collection, 1788–1923
Our Australian Immigration Collection contains new collections including the NSW Registers of Land Grants and Leases, 1792–1867. This database contains registers of land grants and leases in the colony of New South Wales from 1792 to 1867. Written applications for the grants were required and submitted to the Colonial Secretary.

The NSW Immigration Deposit Journals,
1853–1900 are records of money deposited in the colony by people wanting to sponsor the immigration of someone, usually a family member or someone for specific employment. They contain a wealth of information including name, age, country and place of origin, date of immigration, and more.
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England and Wales BMD Certificates
With England & Wales birth, marriage and death certificates you can discover a whole host of fascinating information that you won’t be able to find anywhere else. Unmarried mothers, unknown fathers, unnatural deaths—there’s so much waiting for you.

Order an Official England & Wales birth, marriage, or death certificate through the Ancestryshop today!
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History and Genealogy Cruise November 2011
If you have Scottish or Irish ancestry, you may be interested in a History and Genealogy Cruise from Auckland to Sydney this November. The 14-night cruise includes expert presentations on researching your Scottish and Irish ancestry, workshops, and an opportunity to meet other family historians. Visit the website for more information.
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.
Along with 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 send us your story, 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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