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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:  4 July 2024


RootsIreland offers 20% off 12-month subscriptions

RootsIreland.ie is offering a 20% saving on 12-month subscriptions to those who order one before 11:59pm (GMT+1) on Tuesday 16 July 2024.

The RootsIreland database currently holds more than 23 million records including civil BMDs, census records, headstone inscriptions and census substitutes.

However, it is probably most appreciated for its fabulous collection of church records.

RootsIreland Special Offer v2

Its Roman Catholic church record collection is widely considered the most complete and most accurate set available online, and its impressive holding of Protestant records -- Church of Ireland, Baptist, Methodist, Congregational, Quaker and Presbyterian -- is second to none.

Most of the Protestant records are not accessible online anywhere else while the Roman Catholic collections typically extend beyond those in other online holdings by more than 20 years.

To take up this offer, click the Special Offer tag above. Alternatively, go directly to the website to explore details of the online sources for each county, or to subscribe.





RootsIreland offers 20% off 12-month subscriptions

RootsIreland.ie is offering a 20% saving on 12-month subscriptions to its database to those who order one before 11:59pm (GMT+1) on Tuesday 16 July 2024.

The RootsIreland database currently holds more than 23 million records including civil BMDs, census records, headstone inscriptions and census substitutes.

However, it is probably most appreciated for its fabulous collection of church records.

RootsIreland Special Offer v2

Its Roman Catholic church record collection is widely considered the most complete and most accurate set available online, and its impressive holding of Protestant records -- Church of Ireland, Baptist, Methodist, Congregational, Quaker and Presbyterian -- is second to none.

Most of the Protestant records are not accessible online anywhere else while the Roman Catholic collections typically extend beyond those in other online holdings by more than 20 years.

To take up this offer, click the Special Offer tag above. Alternatively, go directly to the website to explore details of the online sources for each county, or to subscribe.






30% discount on Ancestry DNA kits for UK and Ireland

Genealogists in Ireland and the UK can take advantage of a special sale price on Ancestry DNA test kits until 11:59pm on Monday 15 July 2024.

Ancestry DNA advert Uk & IE July 2024

Ancestry DNA is the number one selling dna test kit and gives you access to the world's largest consumer dna network, so you've more chance of matching up with your genetic cousins and extending your family tree.

With this generous 30% discount, the kits cost £54 in the UK and €64 in Ireland (plus shipping, of course). Select your preferred 'territory' and currency below.

Ireland: Ancestry DNA kits reduced from €95 to €64, plus shipping.

United Kingdom: Ancestry DNA kits reduced from £79 to £54, plus shipping.

Don't forget to place your order before the expiry date above!






30% discount on Ancestry DNA kits for UK and Ireland

Genealogists in Ireland and the UK can take advantage of a special sale price on Ancestry DNA test kits until 11:59pm on Monday 15 July 2024.

Ancestry DNA advert Uk & IE July 2024

Ancestry DNA is the number one selling dna test kit and gives you access to the world's largest consumer dna network, so you've more chance of matching up with your genetic cousins and extending your family tree.

With this generous 30% discount, the kits cost £54 in the UK and €64 in Ireland (plus shipping, of course). Select your preferred 'territory' and currency below.

Ireland: Ancestry DNA kits reduced from €95 to €64, plus shipping.

United Kingdom: Ancestry DNA kits reduced from £79 to £54, plus shipping.

Don't forget to place your order before the expiry date above!







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:  €35 (IE); £35 (UK); US$45 (USA); $50 CAD (Canada); $55 AUD (Australia).

One-year subscription, including postage: €35 (IE); £35 (UK); US$49 (USA); $54 CAD (Canada); $54 AUD (Australia).

One-year Digital subscription: €15.99 (IE); £19.99 (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.






MyHeritage DNA usually has a sale running

At almost any time of the year, you should be able to find a discount offer on MyHeritage DNA test kits. The amount of saving varies, with the lowest prices for Black Friday, Christmas and other major events in the calendar, but I think it's fair to say that if you can't find an offer, just wait a few days and another one will come around.

As MyHeritage prefer not to advertise the closing dates of their sales, and I have only a limited amount of time to keep updating this page, I rarely include any specific sale details. The images below are from Black Friday 2023, and were the lowest price of the year.

Whenever you buy, you should be able to take advantage of free shipping for two or more kits. There has in recent times been a Best Value option, too, where you can buy a kit and receive a 30-day trial to MyHeritage's growing record collection database. This is a great option, and one I would take up if I were buying another kit from the company.

MyHeritage Black Friday offers 2023

Prices above are in Sterling (£) but if you click the Order now buttons you should be offered the current price in the currency of your MyHeritage 'geographical territory'.





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