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Irish genealogy - Special offers, discounts and deals

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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:  7 December 2022




25% off annual subscriptions to RootsIreland.ie

RootsIreland.ie, the single most useful database for Irish genealogists, is offering a 25% discount on its annual subscription.

RootsIreland logo
RootsIreland logo

The all-island database gives researchers access to the most complete and accurate set of Roman Catholic church records online, as well as millions of records of Church of Ireland, Presbyterian, Baptist, Methodist, Quaker and smaller denominations.

Many of these church records are not available online anywhere else.

The discount offer will run until 11:59pm IST/GMT on Saturday 10 December.

To take advantage of the worthwhile discount, click the logo above.

If you already have a subscription, click the logo, My Account, My Subscription and Start a New Subscription. The 25% discount will then begin when your current sub expires.






70% off Irish history, genealogy and folklore books

Here's an offer for Irish genealogists and historians that's not be missed.

The Ulster Historical Foundation is a highly respected Belfast-based publisher, online bookseller and educator specialising in Irish history, Irish genealogy and Irish heritage. 

UHF Blk Friday 2022

Click the image above to see the many discounted books, book bundles and themed online genealogy courses currently on offer.






FindMyPast: 25% off most subscription packages

FindMyPast is offering a 25% discount on most of its subscription packages. Officially these are 'Gift' packages, but it doesn't matter whether you buy them for a loved one or for yourself.

The benefit of a Gift subscription is that you or your loved one can start the subscription at a time of your own choosing. So if you know early December is far too hectic for you or your loved one to spend much time on family history research, you simply delay starting the subscription until it's more convenient.

Gift subscriptions don't auto-renew, either.

The discount will be valid until Friday 9 December. Click the options below to find out more and place your gift order.







Free access to the 1950 US Census on MyHeritage

MyHeritage is opening up free access to its collection of records from the 1950 federal census of the USA.  The offer marks the company's largest release for this collection, covering 30 million records from the states of Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Virginia.

MyHeritage Free 1950 Census

The addition of these records means there are now more than 150 million records ready for searching in the collection, which covers 48 states plus Alaska, Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, Panama Canal Zone, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands of the United States, and some smaller island territories.

A few million records remain unavailable to search. These are records that couldn’t be scanned and indexed accurately through more automated means and require some additional manual handling. They will be added to the database over the next few months.

Click the image to start searching or to set up a free account.







Gift packs of Irish Roots magazines

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 as well as 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; plus Q&As and news of developments relating to Irish genealogy.

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The quarterly magazine is published in County Wicklow and brings you advice on traditional family history research as well as 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; plus 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:  €25 (IE); £25 (UK); US$30 (USA); $38 CAD (Canada); $40 AUD (Australia).

One-year subscription, including postage: €30 (IE); £32 (UK); US$42 (USA); $45 CAD (Canada); $47 AUD (Australia).

One-year Digital subscription: €15.99 (IE); £13.73 (UK); US$ 18.91 (USA); $ 23.96 (Canada); $25.64 AUD (Australia)

On the order page, select your preference under Product Categories. You can click 'switch currency' to find your preferred local currency price.






Seasonal sales of  books, software, cds, stationery....

S&N Genealogy Supplies is a UK-based genealogy publisher and retailer offering a wide range of products for the genealogist, including family history software and stationery, certificate binders, books, kits, CDs and much more.

S&N Genealogy Supplies

Check out the company's Gift ideas page, for savings across the range. Click the image above.






MyHeritage DNA for just £35 plus free access and 50% off!

For the 2022 Cyber Sale Season, the price of Heritage DNA test kit has been reduced from the standard £79 to £35, plus shipping, of course. These prices are for Ireland and the UK, but there are probably similar reductions in other jurisdictions and currencies. Just click the image below to check your local MyHeritage site.


MyHeritageDNA Black Friday 2022promo

But there's more to this deal, as you'll see when you click the Order now button. With this Cyber Monday deal, you can buy DNA kits at this same low price, AND receive a full 30-day free access to the entire MyHeritage database, AND take advantage of a 50% discount on your first full year subscription if you choose to take one out after your free access ends.

Click the image to find out more.





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