Genealogy Blogging Beat – Wednesday, 4 March 2015

King Charles II deeded Pennsylvania to William Penn on March 4, 1681 to satisfy a debt of 16,000 pounds

King Charles II deeded Pennsylvania to William Penn on March 4, 1681 to satisfy a debt of 16,000 pounds

Today is Wednesday, 4 March 2015, and here is what’s available in terms of Daily Blogging Prompts and other related events in the genealogy blogosphere:

Items of Note

  • Today: Casimir Pulaski’s Birthday – Anniversary, Admission Day – Vermont, Pennsylvania Deeded to William Penn, National Grammar Day, Old Inauguration Day, and Town Meeting Day – Vermont.
  • Fearless Females: 31 Blogging Prompts to Celebrate Women’s History Month

    Once again, in honor of National Women’s History Month, Lisa Alzo of  The Accidental Genealogist blog presents Fearless Females: 31 Blogging Prompts to Celebrate Women’s History Month.

    March 4 — Do you have marriage records for your grandparents or great-grandparents? Write a post about where they were married and when. Any family stories about the wedding day? Post a photo too if you have one.

    Continue reading AARP Discount – Updated Information

FINAL DAYS! Save 30% on World Subscription if you have an AARP Membership – this offer expires on Wednesday March 4th – via

UPDATE:  This is the latest information, dated Tuesday 3 March 2015, from concerning the AARP discount allowing savings of 30% on a World subscription. Recently there was some confusion as to when the discount expired, whether it would be renewed, and how the discount could be used for existing members.  Please read the important information below.

AARP Agreement with

  • The original agreement with AARP was for one-year and we are working to renew that contract now
  • The current agreement with AARP will expire March 31st but we are almost certain we will have the new contact signed by then so members will see no lapse in opportunity to sign up for the discount
  • The contract with AARP does not affect Ancestry’s agreement with our members in offering the discount. Even if the agreement was not renewed with AARP, we will still be offering the discount to our members who already signed up for the time agreed upon

Personal Use of the AARP Discount

  • You can only use the AARP discount of 30% one time (the discount only works for World Explorer)
  • Regardless of what duration of membership you have, the discount will last up to 1-year
  • After receiving a year of the discount, you will be billed at the normal rate
  • If you are already an Ancestry member, simply call into our customer support line no more than 1 month before the end of your contract and we can migrate you over to the AARP discount (if you are monthly we can change you over at any time)
  • You can move over at any point but you will lose the remainder of your current subscription…so better to just wait until it runs out.

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Genealogy Bargains for Tuesday 3 March 2015

The latest bargains and freebies related to genealogy and family history from MyHeritage, Family Tree Magazine and more! Shop for gifts or shop for yourself!

UPDATED GENEALOGY BARGAINS for Tuesday, March 3, 2015

New Deals

FINAL DAYS! Save 30% on World Subscription if you have an AARP Membership – this offer expires on Wednesday March 4th – via

Thomas MacEntee's latest best-selling ebook - 500 Best Genealogy & Family History Tips - 2015 Edition - is now available in PDF from Legacy Family Tree.

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 FREE webinar recording – Silent Voices: Tips and Tricks for Tracing Female Ancestors by Lisa A. Alzo – in celebration of National Women’s History Month and her Fearless Females series, Lisa is making the recording of her webinar available for free!

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