WASHINGTON, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AARP members can now access the world's largest online family history resource, Ancestry.com, and billions of genealogical records at a discounted rate.
As part of the new agreement, the Ancestry.com World Explorer package is now available at a 30 percent discount to AARP members, including those who are already Ancestry.com subscribers. With an average 2 million new records added daily, the World Explorer package provides access to more than 13 billion domestic and international records collected from public and private resources across the world.
"We go through a rigorous process with each new provider to ensure they offer something both unique and valuable to our members, and Ancestry.com is a provider we're proud to work with," said Clay Buckley, vice president, lifestyle at AARP Services, Inc. "Using Ancestry.com, millions of people make meaningful discoveries every day that they can pass on to their children and grandchildren. Now with this discount, AARP members can do the same. We can't wait to hear what they learn about their ancestors."
Since the website's launch in 1996, Ancestry.com members have created more than 60 million family trees, 5 billion profiles and uploaded more than 200 million photographs, scanned documents and written stories.
"While family histories are told around the dinner table, those stories really come alive with historical documents like census records, birth, marriage and death certificates and even passenger-ship manifests," said Rob Singer, chief marketing officer at Ancestry.com. "Each record found on Ancestry.com reveals another piece in the family history puzzle, which AARP members can complete and pass on to their families as a lasting legacy."
To take advantage of the Ancestry.com World Explorer package discount, or find out more about the services and discounts available to AARP members, visit aarpdiscounts.com.
Ancestry.com is the world's largest online family history resource with approximately 2.7 million paying subscribers across all its websites. More than 13 billion records have been added to the Ancestry.com sites and users have created more than 60 million family trees containing more than 5 billion profiles. In addition to its flagship site www.ancestry.com, the company operates several global Ancestry international websites along with a suite of online family history brands, including Archives.com, Fold3.com, Newspapers.com, and offers the AncestryDNA product sold by its subsidiary, Ancestry.com DNA, LLC, all of which are designed to empower people to discover, preserve and share their family history.
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AARP Services, Inc., founded in 1999, is a wholly-owned taxable subsidiary of AARP. AARP Services manages the provider relationships for and performs quality control oversight of the wide range of products and services that carry the AARP name and are made available by independent providers as benefits to AARP's millions of members. The provider offers currently span health products, financial products, travel and leisure products, and life event services. Specific products include Medicare supplemental insurance; credit cards, auto and home, mobile home and motorcycle insurance, life insurance and annuities; member discounts on rental cars, cruises, vacation packages and lodging; special offers on technology and gifts; pharmacy services and legal services. AARP Services also engages in new product development activities for AARP and provides certain consulting services to outside companies.
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