1. Free Trials

Get a free 14-day trial, which can be canceled upon completion at no charge, by choosing a U.S. Discovery membership — this provides access to all American records that Ancestry offers, and gives the option of either monthly membership for $19.99 (after the free trial) or a six month membership for $99 (providing a savings of $20).

2. Be a World Explorer

All U.S. and international records are available for $34.99 per month, or six months for $149 (saving you $60).

3. All Access

All Access is pretty much what it implies — All Access members can research not only Ancestry, but also Newspapers.com, Fold3.com and AncestryAcademy. This level is $44.99 per month or six months for $199 (a $70 discount).