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Add a new resource to your teaching
tools with Ancestry® World Explorer.

We’re providing up to 10,000 free 6-month subscriptions for K-12 educators across America.

An Ancestry® World Explorer subscription gives you access to billions of historical records—from the 1920 census to WWII draft cards—that can enrich your students’ understanding of events and milestones throughout history. You can draw from documents, newspaper articles, photos, oral histories, public family trees, and more as you build projects or lesson plans*.

It’s simple to unlock your free 6-month Ancestry World Explorer subscription.

  1. Verify K-12 teaching credentials through SheerID
  2. Receive an email with unique code and link to redeem
  3. Enter code at check out (credit card required but not charged)
  4. Subscription will not auto-renew at the end of 6 months
Get started *Please note, educators cannot create family trees for students. Offer is for new subscribers only.
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Remote access to Ancestry Library Edition is also at your fingertips.

Add to the learning experience with Ancestry Library Edition, available through over 2,100 U.S. libraries. You, students, and their families can get free instant online access to a range of databases spanning the 1500s to the 2000s. It’s a powerful way for kindergartners and high schoolers alike to understand their own personal connections to history.

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Bring history to life when you’re
back in the classroom.

An invaluable teaching tool, AncestryK12® gives you access to a wealth of historical resources on Ancestry®, Fold3®, and™ when you’re all together again at school. It’s an opportunity to expand or innovate your curriculum with free lesson plans and help students learn about the resilient people who came before them.

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