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19-11-2007, 12:25 AM
Australian-Ancestry. I found this site just yesterday and would like to know if anyone has used it and whether it promises what it appears to promise. The cost seems very reasonable.
I paid for a subscription to this site and am having problems using it, especially on the Australian and New Zealand section; also clicking on the support and contact buttons achieves nothing on my system
19-11-2007, 3:40 AM
I was looking at this the other day, and I could not see where you actually had access to the Australian content without purchasing a World membership - which seems stupid considering that they are now marketing specifically to Australians by having the com.au site.
You could try it for the 14 days free,make sure it is an Australian number that you can telephone to cancel before your time is up.
I have never paid to use any Ancestry site - love it when they have freebies :D Sometimes the local library or family history section have library memberships and you can access from your library.
19-11-2007, 4:12 AM
Hi JJOB and ChristineR
I didn't think australian-ancestry. was connected to Ancestry. in anyway so I went in to their 'about us' file and the following spiel was part of what came up.
Records partner, the owner of australian-ancestry. was founded in January 2005 by a group of veterans with
extensive experience and successful track records in the
fields of web business development and technology
We have teams in the following countries: USA, Canada,
Cyprus, Austria, Malta, and Ukraine. These teams are
committed to improve our search services.
It seems to me that you can't find out exactly what is available before you pay your money, no basic search capabilities etc. So I will leave it alone and let your experience with it, JJOB, guide me.
Thank you both for your replies.
26-11-2007, 11:43 AM
I signed up to ancestry australia a couple of months ago and have found it a handy site. If you go to ancestry.au, it is cheaper to sign up through the australian site than the uk site
I have access to australian and uk databases. Didnt worry about world access as main research was England, Scotland and Australia
They have recently added 1901-1936 australian electoral rolls and have found gggrandparents that matched up with gg uncle service records.
Best way to tell is how often you used it and how much you found during the trial period.
26-11-2007, 7:48 PM
yes, I have had a sub to ancestry.com for a few years now and have found it extremely helpful as all my research is uk based. Now I can use their Australian data to help fill out my husband's family tree. As with anyone who gets embroiled in genealogy I was being greedy and wanting more. ;)
Thanks for your thoughts on this
The site I joined up to doesn't appear to be related to the main Ancestry.com or ancestry.uk sites. This one has a large Australian flag across the top as a banner. Still unable to get it work.
27-11-2007, 5:07 AM
Also in the About Us section...
Ancestry.com.au is part of a global network of Ancestry sites that includes Ancestry.co.uk in the UK, Ancestry.com in the U.S., Ancestry.ca in Canada, Ancestry.de in Germany, Ancestry.it in Italy and Ancestry.fr in France.
What began in 2005 was the "Australian Collection"
It has the same colour scheme, etc as the parent sites.
So you are missing out on nothing, already having access.
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