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genealogy - Special offers, discounts and deals
Irish genealogy special offers come in all shapes and sizes and are announced to coincide with traditional festivals (St Patrick's Day/Christmas, for example) and at steady intervals throughout the year.
This page of Irish Genealogy Toolkit is updated regularly, so be sure to bookmark it if you want to be sure of picking up a bargain and keeping the cost of your ancestral search under control.
Here are the current* Irish genealogy special offers and discounts:
*last update 1 December
Ancestry DNA - 10% discount until 20 December - Ireland/UK only
For Ireland and UK residents, AncestryDNA has a 10% discount available for Ireland and UK residents wanting to order a DNA testing kit before Christmas.
It brings the price of the kit down from £79 to £71. Shipping is extra and not subject to the discount.
The offer will expire at 23.59 GMT on Tuesday 20 December.
Ancestry DNA - 10% discount until 14 December - USA only
Ancestry.com is offering a 10% discount on its DNA testing kits.
Perfect Christmas presents for a loved one, a friend or even for yourself (go on - you know you're worth it!), the offer expires on 14 December, which should allow sufficient time for the kit to arrive before the holiday.
The offer is available only for kits heading to a USA address.
Ancestry.com: 10% off Gift Memberships - runs until Christmas
Save 10% on Ancestry.com Gift Memberships.
Your loved one will find it easy to build a
family tree, discover the details of their ancestors' lives, and
celebrate their family story over the holidays.
The US Discovery 12-month subscription is usually $189. With this offer, it's reduced to $169. The six-month option is usually $99 but it's reduced to $89 with this discount.
The World Explorer 12-month package has a standard price of $299 but falls to $269 with this special gift membership discount. The six-month option (normal price $149) is reduced to $134.
This 10% discount ends on Christmas Day, 25 December.
FindMyPast.com launches Starter subscription with 70% discount
A new 'Starter' subscription
has been launched by FindMyPast.com aimed primarily at beginner family historians in the United States.
The launch offer comes with a huge 70% discount on the 12-month option, reducing its cost from $114.50 to just $34.95. (The monthly option does not attract a discount; it costs $9.95 a month.)
As well as access to FindMyPast's online family tree builder, the Starter subscription includes more than 2.9 billion records including:
- US immigration & travel records: This collection includes records of people leaving the UK between 1890 and 1960, and passenger lists from states including Florida and California
- US birth, marriage and death records: Notable record sets in our Starter Package are CA births and marriages, NY marriages and SC deaths. FindMyPast's comprehensive marriage collection, spanning 360 years, is not included (see Premium)
- US Newspapers: Historic newspapers are a valuable – and often underutilized – resource for family history researchers. They contain family announcements, details about criminal cases, military commendations and much more.
- UK & Irish Censuses: Essential for Americans with Irish or British heritage.
- Access to FMP's free collections of US census records and Irish Parish Catholic Registers.
For comparison, the regular 'full' package, now known as Premium, costs $239.40 for a year or $19.95 for a month, and gives access to more than 8 billion records.
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