Ancestry discount for AARP members

Here’s something to keep in mind if you’re contemplating a new subscription:

Ancestry offers a 30% discount for AARP members.

Hey, it apparently even applies if you’re already with Ancestry and want to renew!

Check it out:

A penny saved is a penny earned!

(Thanks to FW for another good tip.)

Specials on DNA testing – beware!

If you’ve been thinking about purchasing a DNA test, now’s the time to act. Traditionally the major DNA testing companies offer specials around the holidays.


Free access to Ancestry military records

To commemorate Veterans Day, is offering free access to its entire collection of global military records for six days, from November 6 through November 11.

Researching WWII records at NPRC

It’s Family History Month 2015 at where the theme is “Learn something new about your ancestors every day.”


BIG NEWS from Ancestry!

In a press release today, Ancestry announced the launch of 170 million pages from the largest collection of wills and probate records in the U.S. – that means searchable records from 337 years (1668-2005) and all 50 states!


Irish/UK records free on Ancestry this weekend

Now’s your chance to search for ancestors across the pond at no cost! is offering free access to their Irish and UK records from Friday, August 28 through Monday, August 31 (6:59 Central Time).


Soc Sec Applications & Claims Index, 1936-2007

Yesterday announced the release of a new database, Social Security Applications and Claims Index,1936-2007.


Free 13 Colonies records on Ancestry

Yet another special offer for the 4th of July! Free access to’s 13 Colonies collection.’s new ‘Facts View’ has changed the look of their website, and the reaction has been decidedly mixed.


Free Weekend for Ancestry immigration records is offering a free weekend of access to their immigration records. If you don’t have an Ancestry subscription, now is the time to research!