posted: Jan. 20, 2007 @ 4:46a
This is a follow-up to an incredible deal first brought to the attention of FW'ers by FW-member Sness back in December.
Ancestry.com US Deluxe and World Deluxe Memberships are EXPENNNSIVE. But ultimately if you are serious about online genealogy research, it is an important and incredibly useful resource. The US version typically costs $155.40/year or $29.95/month. The World version typically costs $347.40/year or $39.95/month. Youch! It's certainly a worthwhile investment, but it is far from obtainable for many. And though they occassionally have deals making the costs a bit less, they are nothing quite like this find here.
As Sness said in the initial post, Although I've been using the site for a LLOONNGG time, I have NEVER seen this offer
Initially we had to use different browsers, repeatedly delete cookies and keep hoping that clicking on a link from one page would take us to the one we wanted. No more - we found direct links - and no more jumping through hurdles to get them.
NOTE: It is unclear whether upon renewal if the price reverts to the "then current" pricing or if you retain your cheapo rate. There are differing reports, but I believe you retain your reduced subscription rate. And if not I'm sure that it could still be finagled with customer service when you re-up.
So without further ado...
US Deluxe - $47.40 yearly
World Deluxe - $95.40 yearly
US Deluxe - $6.95 monthly
World Deluxe - $11.95 monthly
(Fair warning - Ancestry is notorious for being difficult to part ways with after their trial periods end. If you truly want to cancel, YOU must be responsible for doing so, not them.)
US Deluxe - 1 year free trial
World Deluxe - 6 months free trial
UK Deluxe - 1 year free trial
Canada Deluxe - 30 days free trial
Another note, Sness initially reported finding the US membership for $34.95/year or $4.95/month and the World membership for $95.40/year or $7.95/month. Aside from the annual World membership, they seem to have vanished and we haven't been able to find these links.
As can be seen in the URLs above, they follow a pattern, all ending in "=0:XXXX:0" with the X being a number.
I have searched thru 7500-8301, and posted only those links that are not duplicate, dead, confusing, misleading or more expensive nor their other individual miscellaneous offerings.
If anyone is so inclined to help out and do some additional poking around (URL hacks), choose a specific range to test and then post a reply with the link if you find an even cheaper offer. If nothing is found, then just post the range you searched so others won't repeat it. The URLs range from somehwere around "100" up through "10900" or so. But don't be put off by that- most are junk and easily swept through.
FYI, it is helpful to sign in at one of the resulting screens - you will get a more descriptive explanation of what the offer is. When doing so though, it may serve you well to use a "throw-away" email address - you can get as many free addresses as you like at hotmail.com
Thanks again to Sness for first finding this. For those of us who are genealogy buffs, this is BIG.
And definitely check out Sness' original post - some good feedback from FW'ers who got in on this and what they were able to find.