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 10 December 2018


20% off Ancestry Gift Subscriptions

Ancestry is offering a 20% discount on all Gift Subscriptions.

The offer runs across all the packages available via Ancestry UK/Ireland, USA, Canada and Australia/NZ, and the only obvious difference to a regular sub is that gift subscriptions are non-renewing.

After you've purchased a gift membership Ancestry sends you an order confirmation email with details you can share with your recipient.

On the start date you've chosen Ancestry sends an email to your recipient telling them how to access the gift membership. (Prior to the start date, you are welcome to notify the recipient that an email will be arriving with their access code, and that their subscription starts the date it arrives.)

The savings are as follows (all prices shown in local currencies):


ANCESTRY UK/IRELAND

PREMIUM Subscription – access to all UK & Ireland records

  • 6-month UK Premium normally £69.99 now just £55.99
  • 12-month UK Premium normally £119.99 now just £95.99

WORLDWIDE Subscription – access to all UK, Ireland & International records

  • 6-month Worldwide normally £99.99 now just £79.99
  • 12-month Worldwide normally £179.99 now just £139.99

ANCESTRY USA

US Discovery Subscription - access to records from 50 states

  • 6-month package normally $99; sale price $79
  • 12-month package normally $189; sale price $124

World Explorer Subscription - access to all US & International records

  • 6-month package normally $149; sale price $119
  • 12-month package normally $299; sale price $239

ANCESTRY CANADA

Canada Discovery Plus Subscription - access to Canadian and key global records

  • 6-month package normally $84.99; sale price $64.99
  • 12-month package normally $179.88; sale price $139.99

World Deluxe Subscription - access to all Canadian, US and International records

  • 6-month package normally $129.99; sale price $99.99
  • 12-month package normally $299.40; sale price $238.99

ANCESTRY AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND

UK Heritage Plus Subscription - access to Austalian/NZ, UK & Irish records

  • 6-month package normally $139.99; sale price $109.99
  • 12-month package normally $249.99; sale price $199.99

Worldwide Subscription - access to all Australian/NZ & International records

  • 6-month package normally $169.99; sale price $134.99
  • 12-month package normally $299.99; sale price $239.99




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).

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).

It's a Gift Pack of four recent issues of the quarterly magazine, bringing you advice on traditional family history research and genetic genealogy; guidance on finding resources for specific areas of Ireland, and on themed collections in the USA 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. It's also a truly thoughtful Christmas pressie that shows how much you care.

Prices start from just €25 (within Ireland). Outside of Ireland, prices are UK £25; USA $30; Canada $38; Australia $40. On the order page, you can click switch currency to find your preferred local currency price.

The prices quoted here include worldwide postage and packing costs.




MyHeritage DNA test kit Christmas sale

MyHeritage DNA is offering discounts on its testing kits. You'll find the current deals for the UK/Ireland and USA below (I can't access the sites for other territories). Order by 16 December for pre-Xmas delivery.

Hundreds of thousands have taken advantage of this offer since My Heritage started offering DNA tests last summer; its database now holds the data of nearly two million people.






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 Christmas offer on its Bestsellers List 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, and reduced by 30% from its regular price of US$26.99 to US$18.35. 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.






FindMyPast DNA: savings and pre-Christmas deliveries

FindMyPast has Christmas savings to encourage you to make a present of the past with a FindMyPast DNA test kit, the only DNA test designed for Irish and British family history research.

For most researchers, the discount will be available until 11:59pm GMT on Monday 17 December, and that comes with pre-Christmas delivery.

Unfortunately, if you're in Australia/New Zealand, the offer has already expired.


Ireland – FindMyPast DNA test kit reduced from €89 to €79.
(Change Shipping To to Europe) Offer ends at 11:59pm GMT, Monday 17 December.

UK – FindMyPast DNA test kit reduced from £79 to £69.
(Change Shipping To to UK) Offer ends 11:59pm GMT, Monday 17 December.

USA – FindMyPast DNA reduced from US$89 to US$79.
(Change Shipping To to United States) Offer ends 11:59pm GMT, Monday 17 December.

Canada – FindMyPast DNA reduced from CA$99 to CA$89.
(Change Shipping To to Canada) Offer ends 11:59pm GMT, Monday 17 December.





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.





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 10 December 2018


20% off Ancestry Gift Subscriptions

Ancestry is offering a 20% discount on all Gift Subscriptions.

The offer runs across all the packages available via Ancestry UK/Ireland, USA, Canada and Australia/NZ, and the only obvious difference to a regular sub is that gift subscriptions are non-renewing.

After you've purchased a gift membership Ancestry sends you an order confirmation email with details you can share with your recipient.

On the start date you've chosen Ancestry sends an email to your recipient telling them how to access the gift membership. (Prior to the start date, you are welcome to notify the recipient that an email will be arriving with their access code, and that their subscription starts the date it arrives.)

The savings are as follows (all prices shown in local currencies):

ANCESTRY UK/IRELAND

PREMIUM Subscription – access to all UK & Ireland records

  • 6-month UK Premium normally £69.99 now just £55.99
  • 12-month UK Premium normally £119.99 now just £95.99

WORLDWIDE Subscription – access to all UK, Ireland & International records

  • 6-month Worldwide normally £99.99 now just £79.99
  • 12-month Worldwide normally £179.99 now just £139.99


ANCESTRY USA

US Discovery Subscription - access to records from 50 states

  • 6-month package normally $99; sale price $79
  • 12-month package normally $189; sale price $124

World Explorer Subscription - access to all US & International records

  • 6-month package normally $149; sale price $119
  • 12-month package normally $299; sale price $239

ANCESTRY CANADA

Canada Discovery Plus Subscription - access to Canadian and key global records

  • 6-month package normally $84.99; sale price $64.99
  • 12-month package normally $179.88; sale price $139.99

World Deluxe Subscription - access to all Canadian, US and International records

  • 6-month package normally $129.99; sale price $99.99
  • 12-month package normally $299.40; sale price $238.99

ANCESTRY AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND

UK Heritage Plus Subscription - access to Austalian/NZ, UK & Irish records

  • 6-month package normally $139.99; sale price $109.99
  • 12-month package normally $249.99; sale price $199.99

Worldwide Subscription - access to all Australian/NZ & International records

  • 6-month package normally $169.99; sale price $134.99
  • 12-month package normally $299.99; sale price $239.99




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).

It's a Gift Pack of four recent issues of the quarterly magazine, bringing you advice on traditional family history research and genetic genealogy; guidance on finding resources for specific areas of Ireland, and on themed collections in the USA 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. It's also a truly thoughtful Christmas pressie that shows how much you care.

Prices start from just €25 (within Ireland). Outside of Ireland, prices are UK £25; USA $30; Canada $38; Australia $40. On the order page, you can click switch currency to find your preferred local currency price.

The prices quoted here include worldwide postage and packing costs.




MyHeritage DNA test kit Christmas sale

MyHeritage DNA is offering discounts on its testing kits. You'll find the current deals for the UK/Ireland and USA below (I can't access the sites for other territories).  Order by 16 December for pre-Xmas delivery.

Hundreds of thousands have taken advantage of this offer since My Heritage started offering DNA tests last summer; its database now holds the data of nearly two million people.




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 30% discount available on its Bestsellers list 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, reduced from its regular price of US$26.99 to US$18.35. 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.





FindMyPast DNA: savings and pre-Christmas deliveries

FindMyPast has Christmas savings to encourage you to make a present of the past with a FindMyPast DNA test kit, the only DNA test designed for Irish and British family history research.

For most researchers, the discount will be available until 11:59pm GMT on Monday 17 December, and that comes with pre-Christmas delivery.

Unfortunately, if you're in Australia/New Zealand, the offer has already expired.

Ireland – FindMyPast DNA test kit reduced from €89 to €79.
(Change Shipping To to Europe) Offer ends at 11:59pm GMT, Monday 17 December.

UK – FindMyPast DNA test kit reduced from £79 to £69.
(Change Shipping To to UK) Offer ends 11:59pm GMT, Monday 17 December.

USA – FindMyPast DNA reduced from US$89 to US$79.
(Change Shipping To to United States) Offer ends 11:59pm GMT, Monday 17 December.

Canada – FindMyPast DNA reduced from CA$99 to CA$89.
(Change Shipping To to Canada) Offer ends 11:59pm GMT, Monday 17 December.





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.





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