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This month's feature
Ireland Vital Records
We have added more than 25 million new Irish vital records to our UK Heritage Plus and World Heritage memberships, making it easier for you to search for your ancestors from the Emerald Isle.

Search our new Irish Catholic parish records including Catholic Parish Baptisms, 1742–1881, Marriages and Banns, 1742–1884 and Deaths, 1756–1881.

There are also indexes to Ireland’s civil births, marriages and deaths from 1864 to 1958, as well as Ireland, Births and Baptisms, 1620–1911—a collection of more than 5 million births taken from church, civil, family and other records.

Full details can be found in our blog.

15th Anniversary Celebrations
Free Access Continues!
Ancestry.com, our sister site, is celebrating its 15th anniversary and you are invited to a 15-day celebration of your story—and ours. We are giving you free access to one of our collections each day until 15th October. Visit Ancestry.com.au to check out the collections so far or join us on Facebook to receive daily updates on what’s free.
New UK/Australian Collections
Convict Medical Records
We have just added two new databases of medical records taken during the transportation of convicts from the UK to Australia. The UK Royal Navy Medical Journals, 1817–1857 and UK Surgeon Superintendents’ Journals of Convict Ships, 1858–1867 contain over 40,000 records and more than 18,000 images and include names of patients and other passengers and crew aboard. These journals provide a glimpse of life aboard these ships, from escape attempts to daily rations and routine. Find out more in our blog.
Who Do You Think You Are
Coming Up This Week
This week on Who Do You Think You Are? R&B superstar Lionel Richie unravels the mystery of his past. He sets out on a journey to solve the mystery surrounding the identity of his great-grandfather. Tune into Channel 9 tonight (Wednesday) at 10.30PM to see what Lionel discovers. Missed any of this season’s episodes? You can view them online.

You may have watched Ancestry’s Brad Argent on the Kerri-Anne show last week telling the fascinating story of an Australian military surgeon who cared for the legendary Ned Kelly. Click here for more details.
UK Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878–1960
If you have UK ancestry or family who visited the UK, you may find them in this collection. The UK Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878–1960 contains more than 16 million records and is an index to the Board of Trade’s passenger lists of ships arriving in the UK from ports outside of Europe. Information will vary depending on the record, but you may find the passenger’s name, age, arrival date, port of departure and arrival and vessel name. Start searching today.
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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