AARP Discount at Ancestry.com

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30% Off AARP Discount on Ancestry World Explorer Membership

Yesterday, my real life human alter-ego, Jim Lannin, remembered that his Ancestry membership was about to auto-renew today at the sky-high price of $299.40/year. Calling Ancestry’s Customer Service line to grovel and beg seemed to be the only last minute option. Besides, he embarrasses me when he gets like that!

Robot on PhoneWhen “Little Mary Sunshine” came on the line, her cheerfulness and friendliness immediately began to soften his cynicism. When he started to whine about getting stonewalled at renewal time last year, only to have his friends tell him all year stories about the discounts they had received… well, it was just plain ugly!

Things got better when “Little Mary” interrupted him and asked: “Sir, are you a member of AARP?” He responded: You bet! I’m surrounded by hundreds, maybe thousands, of people here in The Villages who are both Ancestry.com customers and AARP members.”

Little Mary Sunshine“Mary” then told him about the discount now available to AARP members of 30% off on Ancestry subscriptions. “That will cut your annual subscription cost to $209.00″, she said. After a feeble attempt to grind another $10.00 off, he gave in, saying: ” OK you win! Just don’t take the payment out again tomorrow!”

Jim then proceeded to give “Little Mary Sunshine” his card number for a one year subscription. This, of course, gives new meaning to the old expression: “Pay a “Little”, Save a Lot”!

For more info on this deal, please check out the AARP Benefits Page on the subject at: Save 30% on an Ancestry.com® membership for a year .

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  1. Ciao Giacomo,

    That same familysearch.org site has 6 wonderful, free, learning resources for those of us searching records from Italy at this link

    https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/results.html?fq=place:%22Italy%22

    Free educational material such as:

    Basic Italian Research
    Researching your Italian heritage can be both fun and rewarding. It isn’t difficult to do, and there are many resources to help you along. This class will give you an overview of the research process and the records and resources available to you.
    Video and Slides (59 Minutes)Type: Online Lesson
    Lesson has Interactive Slides content

    Italian Script Tutorial
    This tutorial will guide you in reading old Italian handwritten records. You may learn about the common challenges faced when trying to read and interpret old Italian documents.
    Interactive Slides Type: Online Lesson
    Lesson has Interactive Slides content

    Reading Italian Handwritten Records Lesson 1: The Italian Alphabet
    This lesson will help you learn to recognize the letters used in the Italian alphabet in order to help you read, understand, and extract information from Italian genealogical records.
    Interactive Slides (25 minutes)Type: Online Lesson
    Lesson has Interactive Slides content

    Reading Italian Handwritten Records Lesson 2: Words and Phrases
    This lesson will help you identify common genealogical words and phrases in Italian records. You will learn about common word forms and break and abbreviations that you will see in these records.
    Interactive Slides (25 minutes)Type: Online Lesson
    Lesson has Interactive Slides content

    Reading Italian Handwritten Records Lesson 3: Reading Italian Records
    This lesson will help you learn to extract key genealogical information from Italian records.
    Interactive Slides (30 minutes)Type: Online Lesson
    Lesson has Video and Slides content

    Storia di Famiglia: La ricerca genealogica negli atti di nascita
    Questa lezione vi aiuterà a fare pratica per poter consultare correttamente i registri di nascita dello Stato Civile italiano ed a differenziare il formato ed il contenuto degli atti durante le varie epoche in cui si è formato, da quella napoleonica alla fine del XIX secolo.
    Video and Slides (25 minutes)Type: Online Lesson

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