Irish genealogy special offers


Irish 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 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 13 August 2018


40% off Ancestry DNA for USA residents


AncestryDNA's Summer Sale brings a whopping 40% discount on the company's dna test.

As far as I can tell, this sale offer can be taken up only by residents of the USA.

(I'll update this post if I find a summer offer being made available in other Ancestry territories.)

The sale price of US$59 (down from $99) excludes taxes and shipping.

To take advantage of the discount offer, order your kit before 11:59pm on Monday 20 August.






AncestryDNA - 25% off for Ireland/UK residents

Ancestry DNA's Summer Sale has spread to the eastern side of the Atlantic, losing a little generosity along the way (see USA sale discount above).

Choose your flag/currency below.

Even so, a 25% discount isn't to be sniffed at, so if you were planning to treat yourself or your genie pal with a testing kit, now may be the right time to do so.

Click one of the flags below to order your kit and see the terms and conditions. Note that the price quoted excludes shipping costs.

The offers will expire at 23:59pm on Tuesday 21 August.

Ancestry DNA test. Ireland residents. Standard price €95. Sale price €71.

Ancestry DNA test. UK residents. Standard price £79. Sale price £59.




30% off all British Newspaper Archives' subscriptions

The British Newspaper Archive is offering a 30% discount on any subscriptions taken out on or by Saturday 25 August.

Subscriptions give you unlimited access to more than 27million pages of British and Irish newspapers dating back to the 1700s.

The Irish collection alone holds 157 titles (43 of them from Northern Ireland), including national, regional and local papers.

To take advantage of the offer, click the 30% OFF button.

Make your choice of subscription – a one-month sub, a three-month or an annual – and quote AUG18 in the promotion code box. With the discount, the subscription prices are reduced to £9.07, £18.15 or £56.04 respectively.





30% off the Irish Genealogy Guide and other books/products

The publishers of the US-based Family Tree magazine and The Family Tree series of genealogy guides – my own Irish Genealogy Guide included – has a post-Independence Day offer on many items in its vast store of books, dvds, cheat sheets, webinars and other resources.

Check out the bargains by clicking the image below to visit the shop.

You'll find my Guide, published last year and still very much up to date, among the best-sellers (blush!) and reduced by 32% from its regular price of US$26.99 to US$18.64. Fantastic value, especially for the target Irish-American researcher who's struggling to work back to Ireland from their immigrant ancestor. It's full of tips and advice to ease what can be a challenging journey.






Living DNA offers 10% throughout August

Living DNA is offering all family historians a 10% discount on the company's widely-acclaimed DNA test if they order the kit during the month of August.

It seems that, even before this month's offer, the test supplier has recently reduced the regular price of its kits; only a few months ago the standard prices were €159 | US$159 | £120 | A$ & NZ$199.

This across the board price reduction may have something to do with the recent announcement of a partnership between LivingDNA and FindMyPast (see Irish Genealogy News blogpost), which will gear up later in the year.

To purchase at the discounted price, order your kit by selecting your preferred currency/flag below on or by 31 August:


€10 off. Price reduced from €99 to €89.

£€10 off. Price reduced from £99 to £89.

$10 off. Price reduced from $99 to $89.

CA$16 off. Price reduced from C$159 to C$143.

10% off. Price reduced from A$/NZ$149 to A$/NZ$134.10





Irish Times Archive + full online news access: 50% off

Ireland's 'newspaper of record', The Irish Times has a special offer for overseas readers. It gives 50% off the price of either the Standard or Premium digital subscription package for a period of three months. Thereafter, you can either cancel the subscription or pay the regular price.

Both packages provide full access to IrishTimes.com (non-subscribers get access to only a handful of articles a week), to subscriber-only articles, special offers and the Crossword Club. The Premium subscription additionally gives you The ePaper, a digital copy of the print edition.

Importantly for Irish family historians, both these packages give full access to the Irish Times Archive, which includes all editions published since the paper first appeared in 1859.

The regular price of the Standard package is £10, €12, US$12. The discount reduces the cost to £5, €6, US$6.

The regular price of the Premium package is £12, €16, US$18. With the discount, the cost is £6, €8, US$9.

To find out more about the discount and the content of both packages, click the image.

You'll find the full terms and conditions here.





My Heritage reduces price of its DNA test

Summer has arrived for My Heritage DNA's testing kits.

Until 20 August, the kits will  be reduced in price from €75 / £75 / US$75 to €69 / £69 / US$69. There may be summer sale prices available in other currencies, but I haven't been able to access other MyHeritage sites due to geo-locator restrictions. This probably means that researchers in other jurisdictions who click the link the Hot DNA Sale image will be able to find out on the landing page if there is a current offer.

The deal will end on Monday 20 August.





Summer Savings of 20% on offer from Family Tree DNA

There's a 20% discount on offer from Family Tree DNA, and it'll be available throughout August.

It applies to a number of different products, but I'm only going to mention three here:
  • Family Finder (autosomal DNA) is down from US$79 to US$59, a saving of US$20
  • Paternal Ancestry (Y-DNA) is reduced from US$169 to US$129, a saving of US$40
  • Maternal Ancestry (Mt-DNA) is reduced from US$199 to US£149, a saving of US$50
For full details of these and all the Summer Savings offers, click the image above.

If you are already a customer of Family Tree DNA, you should log into your account to find even more enticing discounts available on upgrade tests.

The discount will expire on Friday 31 August.





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


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 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 14 August 2018


40% off Ancestry DNA test kits for USA residents

AncestryDNA's Summer Sale brings a whopping 40% discount on the company's dna test.

As far as I can tell, this sale offer can be taken up only by residents of the USA.

(I'll update this post if I find a summer offer being made available in other Ancestry territories.)

The sale price of US$59 (down from $99) excludes taxes and shipping.

To take advantage of the discount offer, order your kit before 11:59pm on Monday 20 August.




AncestryDNA - 25% off for Ireland/UK residents

Ancestry DNA's Summer Sale has spread to the eastern side of the Atlantic, losing a little generosity along the way (see USA sale discount above).


Choose your flag or preferred currency below.

Even so, a 25% discount isn't to be sniffed at, so if you were planning to treat yourself or your genie pal with a testing kit, now may be the right time to do so.

Click one of the flags below to order your kit and see the terms and conditions. Note that the price quoted excludes shipping costs.

The offers will expire at 23:59pm on Tuesday 21 August.

Ancestry DNA test. Ireland residents. Standard price €95. Sale price €71.

Ancestry DNA test. UK residents. Standard price £79. Sale price £59.




30% off all British Newspaper Archives' subscriptions

The British Newspaper Archive is offering a 30% discount on any subscriptions taken out on or by Saturday 25 August.

Subscriptions give you unlimited access to more than 27million pages of British and Irish newspapers dating back to the 1700s. The Irish collection alone holds 157 titles (43 of them from Northern Ireland), including national, regional and local papers.

To take advantage of the offer, click the 30% OFF button. Make your choice of subscription – a one-month sub, a three-month or an annual – and quote AUG18 in the promotion code box. With the discount, the subscription prices are reduced to £9.07, £18.15 or £56.04 respectively.




30% off the Irish Genealogy Guide and other books/products

The publishers of the US-based Family Tree magazine and The Family Tree series of genealogy guides – my own Irish Genealogy Guide included – has a post-Independence Day offer on many items in its vast store of books, dvds, cheat sheets, webinars and other resources.

Check out the bargains by tapping the image below to visit the shop.


You'll find my Guide, published last year and still very much up to date, among the best-sellers (blush!) and reduced from its regular price of US$26.99 to US$13.50. Fantastic value, especially for the target Irish-American researcher who's struggling to work back to Ireland from their immigrant ancestor. It's full of tips and advice to ease what can be a challenging journey.





Living DNA offers 10% throughout August

Living DNA is offering all family historians a 10% discount on the company's widely-acclaimed DNA test if they order the kit during the month of August.

It seems that, even before this month's offer, the test supplier has recently reduced the regular price of its kits; only a few months ago the standard prices were €159 | US$159 | £120 | A$ & NZ$199.

This across the board price reduction may have something to do with the recent announcement of a partnership between LivingDNA and FindMyPast (see Irish Genealogy News blogpost), which will gear up later in the year.

To purchase at the discounted price, order your kit by selecting your preferred currency/flag below on or by 31 August:


€10 off. Price reduced from €99 to €89.

£€10 off. Price reduced from £99 to £89.

$10 off. Price reduced from $99 to $89.

CA$16 off. Price reduced from C$159 to C$143.

10% off. Price reduced from A$/NZ$149 to A$/NZ$134.10





Irish Times Archive + full online news access: 50% off

Ireland's 'newspaper of record', The Irish Times has a special offer for overseas readers. It gives 50% off the price of either the Standard or Premium digital subscription package for a period of three months. Thereafter, you can either cancel the subscription or pay the regular price.

Both packages provide full access to the IrishTimes.com website (non-subscribers get access to only a handful of articles a week), to subscriber-only articles, special offers and the paper's Crossword Club. The Premium subscription additionally brings you The ePaper, a digital copy of the print edition.

Importantly for Irish family historians, both these packages give full access to the Irish Times Archive, which includes all editions published since the paper first appeared in 1859.

The regular price of the Standard package is £10, €12, US$12. The discount reduces the cost to £5, €6, US$6.

The regular price of the Premium package is £12, €16, US$18. With the discount, the cost is £6, €8, US$9.

To find out more about the discount and the content of both packages, click the image.

You'll find the full terms and conditions here.





My Heritage reduces price of its DNA test

Summer has arrived for My Heritage DNA's testing kits.


Until 20 August, the kits will  be reduced in price from €75 / £75 / US$75 to €69 / £69 / US$69. There may be summer sale prices available in other currencies, but I haven't been able to access other MyHeritage sites due to geo-locator restrictions. This probably means that researchers in other jurisdictions who click the link the image above will be able to find out on the landing page if there is a current offer.




Summer Savings of 20% on offer from Family Tree DNA

There's a 20% discount on offer from Family Tree DNA, and it'll be available throughout August.

It applies to a number of different products, but I'm only going to mention three here:
  • Family Finder (autosomal DNA) is down from US$79 to US$59, a saving of US$20
  • Paternal Ancestry (Y-DNA) is reduced from US$169 to US$129, a saving of US$40
  • Maternal Ancestry (Mt-DNA) is reduced from US$199 to US£149, a saving of US$50
For full details of these and all the Summer Savings offers, click the image above.

If you are already a customer of Family Tree DNA, you should log into your account to find even more enticing discounts available on upgrade tests.

The discount will expire on Friday 31 August.




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