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Genealogy discounts and offers come in all shapes and sizes and are announced to coincide with traditional festivals (St Patrick's Day/Christmas, for example), newer commercially inspired events such as Black Friday and Cyber Monday, 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 certain of picking up a bargain and keeping the cost of your ancestral search under control.

Here are the current special offers and discounts likely to be of interest to Irish genealogists:

Last update: 11 February 2021


Canadian researchers: $50 CAD savings on AncestryDNA

Ancestry.ca has a special offer on its DNA kits for Family Day.

The offer is available only in Canada and reduces the price of an Ancestry DNA test kit to $79 CAD plus tax and shipping. That's a saving of $50 CAD, which doesn't come around too often!


The Family Day Sale is already up and running and will continue to 11:59pm EST on Wednesday, 17 February.

Click/tap the image for terms and conditions and to find out more.




FamilyTreeDNA shares the love

To mark Valentine's Day, FamilyTreeDNA is offering a $20 discount on its popular Family Finder DNA kit. This is an autosomal dna test, the same type as offered by Ancestry and MyHeritage.

FamilyTreeDNA is a long-established and highly-regarded DNA testing company. As with its competitors, a FamilyFinder test analysis provides an ethnicity estimate and matches your results to those of others in the FTDNA database, allowing you to contact other researchers with whom you may share ancestral connections.

You can find out more about these, and other, features of a Family Finder test by clicking the image, right. If you do so before Valentine's Day, you'll also be able to take advantage of the current discount offer, which reduces the cost of the kit from %79 to US$59. Shipping is extra (US$9.95 for one kit and $4.95 for each additional kit.).

The sale ends on Sunday 14 February.




Free access to Newspaper.com this weekend

To mark the USA's President Day weekend, Ancestry is offering free access to its Newspapers.com database. It will run from today until 11:59pm MT on Monday 15 February and you can gain access by clicking/tapping the image below. You need to register.

The database holds some 636 million+ pages of historical newspapers from more than 20,000 titles covering the United States and beyond. Researchers can 'clip' and save the pages or reports they want to save.

Have fun!





Irish Roots magazine Gift Packs

Irish Roots, Ireland's only independent genealogy magazine, has a great gift idea for the genealogist in your life (or treat yourself...  go on, you deserve it).

The quarterly magazine is published in County Wicklow and brings you advice on traditional family history research and genetic genealogy; guidance on finding resources for specific areas of Ireland, and on themed collections in North America and Australia; details of newly released or enhanced record-sets; news and comment from Irish genealogy and local history groups; as well as Q&As and news of developments relating to Irish genealogy.

In other words, it's a useful and informative read for Irish genealogists of all levels of experience.

Gift Pack of 4 recent editions, including postage:  €18 (IE); £18 (UK); US$20 (USA); $30 CAD (Canada); $30 AUD (Australia). 

One-year subscription, including postage: €30 (IE); £30 (UK); US$32 (USA); $45 CAD (Canada); $47 AUD (Australia).

On the order page, you can click switch currency to find your preferred local currency price.




Keen to start researching your Irish heritage and genealogy? Jump straight in at the Get Started page.


Please see my Advertising Disclosure statement HERE


Genealogy discounts and offers come in all shapes and sizes and are announced to coincide with traditional festivals (St Patrick's Day/Christmas, for example), newer commercially inspired events such as Black Friday and Cyber Monday, 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 certain of picking up a bargain and keeping the cost of your ancestral search under control.

Here are the current special offers and discounts likely to be of interest to Irish family historians and genealogists in general:

*last update, 11 February 2021


Canadian researchers: $50 CAD savings on AncestryDNA

Ancestry.ca has a special offer on its DNA kits for Family Day.

The offer is available only in Canada and reduces the price of an Ancestry DNA test kit to $79 CAD plus tax and shipping.

That's a saving of $50 CAD, which doesn't come around too often!

The Family Day Sale will run until 11:59pm EST on Wednesday, 17 February.

Click/tap the image for terms and conditions and to find out more.




Free access to Newspaper.com this weekend

To mark the USA's President Day weekend, Ancestry is offering free access to its Newspapers.com database. It will run from today until 11:59pm MT on Monday 15 February and you can gain access by clicking/tapping the image below. You need to register.

The database holds some 636 million+ pages of historical newspapers from more than 20,000 titles covering the United States and beyond. Researchers can 'clip' and save the pages or reports they want to save.

Have fun!





FamilyTreeDNA shares the love

To mark Valentine's Day, FamilyTreeDNA is offering a $20 discount on its popular Family Finder DNA kit. This is an autosomal dna test, the same type as offered by Ancestry and MyHeritage.

FamilyTreeDNA is a long-established and highly-regarded DNA testing company. As with its competitors, a FamilyFinder test analysis provides an ethnicity estimate and matches your results to those of others in the FTDNA database, allowing you to contact other researchers with whom you may share ancestral connections.

You can find out more about these, and other, features of a Family Finder test by clicking the image, right. If you do so before Valentine's Day, you'll also be able to take advantage of the current discount offer, which reduces the cost of the kit from %79 to US$59. Shipping is extra (US$9.95 for one kit and $4.95 for each additional kit.).

The sale ends on Sunday 14 February.




Irish Roots magazine Gift Packs

Irish Roots, Ireland's only independent genealogy magazine, has some great gift ideas for the genealogist in your life (or treat yourself...  go on, you know you deserve it).

The quarterly magazine is published in County Wicklow and brings you advice on traditional family history research and genetic genealogy; guidance on finding resources for specific areas of Ireland, and on themed collections in North America and Australia; details of newly released or enhanced record-sets; news and comment from Irish genealogy and local history groups; as well as Q&As and news of developments relating to Irish genealogy.

In other words, it's a useful and informative read for Irish genealogists of all levels of experience.

Gift Pack of 4 recent editions, including postage:  €18 (IE); £18 (UK); US$20 (USA); $30 CAD (Canada); $30 AUD (Australia). 

One-year subscription, including postage: €30 (IE); £30 (UK); US$32 (USA); $45 CAD (Canada); $47 AUD (Australia).

On the order page, you can click switch currency to find your preferred local currency price.




Keen to start researching your Irish heritage and genealogy? Jump straight in at the Get Started page.