Knowing your family’s history can play a vital part in discovering who you are. It’s also a fascinating source of knowledge that can be passed on and shared with upcoming generations.
By providing access to photos, documents and stories passed down through your family, Ancestry.com.au can play a vital part in uncovering your family’s story, including triumphs, tragedies and perhaps even a secret or two.
With over 30 billion records across 80 countries of origin, Ancestry.com.au is the gateway to discovering more.
Exploring census and electoral records can also reveal the occupation, household members, birthplace, residence and marital status of your ancestors. Additionally, you can tap into the vast photo library for a visual exploration of family members, or use an AncestryDNA® kit that can estimate your origins from more than 1,500 regions worldwide and connect you with living relatives from a network of more than 20 million people.
Use these questions to help get trivia started – or create your own specific to your family knowledge.
- How old was our maternal grandma when she married?
- Did any of our ancestors have a role to play in wartime?
- Which country does our surname come from?
- Name two places our great-grandparents lived.
- How many second cousins do we have on the maternal side of the family?
- Does our family have origins in any other countries? If so, which ones?
- Who is our family’s most famous ancestor?
Sharing facts and stories is the perfect way to bring your family history to life. If your relatives love a board game or a bit of a challenge, create your own set of trivia-style questions for your Christmas get-together.
Everyone can get involved, even if they’re just guessing the answers. The more family members playing, the more fun it gets.
Not only is it a great way to reconnect, it also helps to affirm what makes your heritage unique. Learning more about your family tree creates a sense of belonging – something that is more important than ever in these uncertain times.