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Library Charges
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Open Hours
  • Call Us: Toll Free from Australia: 1800 251 838 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              1800 251 838      end_of_the_skype_highlighting Toll Free from NZ: 0800 442 100 Mon-Fri 9am-4pm AEST
Approximate Membership
  • 1,000,000 plus
Membership Cost
  • From $14.95 per month
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  • Ancestry Monthly Update, Monthly
  • 2006

Ancestry.com.au, Australia's leading family history website (1), offers members access to 920 million searchable Australian and UK family history records.

Launched in 2006, Ancestry's historical record collection reflects Australia’s multicultural heritage and enables members to explore their family’s history using Australian and international records including the convict and free settler lists, electoral rolls, passenger lists, English, Welsh and Scottish censuses, birth, marriage and death records as well as user-contributed family trees, and by connecting to millions of other members making their own discoveries.

Ancestry.com.au is part of a global network of Ancestry websites, which include Ancestry.co.uk in the UK, Ancestry.com in the U.S., Ancestry.ca in Canada, Ancestry.de in Germany, Ancestry.it in Italy, Ancestry.se in Sweden, Ancestry.fr in France and Jiapu.com in China.

Ancestry.com.au facts and figures

  • A member of the Ancestry global network of family history websites
  • 920 million searchable Australian and UK family history records
  • Record collections including the Australian Birth, Marriage and Death Indexes, 1788-1985, Convict Lists from 1788 to 1868 and Free Settler Lists from 1826 to 1922, The Australian Electoral Rolls from 1901 to 1954, The Bounty Passenger Lists, the most comprehensive online collection of England, Wales and Scotland Censuses from 1841 to 1901, England and Wales Birth, Marriage and Death records from 1837 to 2005 and other records dating back before the 1300s
  • The world’s largest collection of family trees with more than 1.8 billion profiles from over 100 countries in 18 million member trees
  • 90 per cent of Australians consider knowing their family history to be important

The Ancestry international network(2):

  • 5 billion searchable family history records
  • 18 million member trees
  • 1.8 billion names uploaded to those trees by Ancestry users
  • 700 employees worldwide
  • 40 million photographs, scanned documents and stories uploaded

(1) Comscore, 2009, based on genealogy related websites selected from the Family and Parenting sub-category under the Community category

(2) Source: most recent company figures publicly available as at 30 June 2010


Ancestry World Archives Project: a collaborative effort that has allowed thousands of people around the world to help preserve history that would otherwise be lost. The World Archives Project lets anyone from the genealogy community help bring historical record collections to the public. Contributors become the first to see new collections as they type in information that creates searchable record indexes.