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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 2021


AncestryDNA: EOFY savings for researchers based in Australia

Researchers living in Australia can take advantage of an EOFY (End of Financial Year) discount on AncestryDNA test kits until Sunday 4 July.

The discount sees the price of the kit reduced from AUD$129 to $96, a saving of $33. Shipping is extra.


Click the 'Order Now' button above to find out more and place your order.





RootsIreland.ie offers 20% savings on annual subscriptions

To mark Independence Day, RootsIreland.ie is offering a saving of 20% on its annual subscription package. This subscription provides access to a database that is widely considered the best for Irish church records.

It holds more than 23million transcribed records, the majority being from baptism and marriage registers from Catholic, Church of Ireland, Presbyterian, Methodist, Baptism and Quaker congregations. Many are not accessible online elsewhere. Some burial registers are also available, but in smaller numbers.

In addition to church records, and depending on area, the database holds civil BMD records for nearly half of the island's historical counties, headstone inscriptions, census substitutes, and more.

You can see which record sets are held for each county by using the RootsIreland Online Sources widget.

The discount offer will run until Wednesday 14 July.





Up to 40% savings on subscriptions to Irish Newspaper Archives

Irish Newspaper Archives, the Dublin-based family-owned online archive of historical papers published across the island, is marking American Independence Day with discounts of up to 40% on its subscription packages.

The Gold Membership gives unlimited access to the entire online holdings of Irish Newspaper Archive which includes nearly 80 regular local, regional and national newspaper titles spanning some 280 years of history.

In addition, going Gold gives you access to the 106 newspapers in the Radical archive. You can see the full list of titles in each of the archives here.

To take advantage of a generous 40% discount, go the 'subscribe' page here, type July40 in the promo code box and then select your choice of:

  • Standard annual payment of €£$169.00 reduced to €£$101.40, or
  • Standard monthly payment of €£$35.50 reduced to €£$21.00.


The Silver package includes all the regular local, regional and national newspaper titles spanning some 280 years of history. You can see a full publication list on this page, in the 'Irish Newspaper Archives' column.

To take advantage of a great 35% discount, go the 'subscribe' page here,  type July35 in the promo code box and then select your choice of:

  • Standard annual payment of €£$149.00 reduced to €£$96.85, or
  • Standard monthly payment of €£$29.00 reduced to €£$18.85.

The discount offers will expire on Sunday 11 July.




Free access to Fold3's Civil War collection

Access to all Civil War Records on Fold3.‌com will be free until Sunday 18 July 2021 (11:59 pm MT).

Registration is required (this is free and speedy).

After the free access period ends, you will only be able to view records using a paid Fold3.com subscription.





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: 4 July 2021


RootsIreland.ie offers 20% savings on annual subscriptions

To mark Independence Day, RootsIreland.ie is offering a saving of 20% on its annual subscription package. This subscription provides access to a database that is widely considered the best for Irish church records.

It holds more than 23million transcribed records, the majority being from baptism and marriage registers from Catholic, Church of Ireland, Presbyterian, Methodist, Baptism and Quaker congregations. Many are not accessible online elsewhere. Some burial registers are also available, but in smaller numbers.

In addition to church records, and depending on area, the database holds civil BMD records for nearly half of the island's historical counties, headstone inscriptions, census substitutes, and more.

You can see which record sets are held for each county by using the RootsIreland Online Sources widget.

The discount offer will run until Wednesday 14 July.





AncestryDNA: EOFY savings for researchers based in Australia

Researchers living in Australia can take advantage of an EOFY (End of Financial Year) discount on AncestryDNA test kits until Sunday 4 July.

The discount sees the price of the kit reduced from AUD$129 to $96, a saving of $33. Shipping is extra.


Click the 'Order Now' button above to find out more and place your order.





Up to 40% savings on subscriptions to Irish Newspaper Archives

Irish Newspaper Archives, the Dublin-based family-owned online archive of historical papers published across the island, is marking American Independence Day with discounts of up to 40% on its subscription packages.

The Gold Membership gives unlimited access to the entire online holdings of Irish Newspaper Archive which includes nearly 80 regular local, regional and national newspaper titles spanning some 280 years of history.

In addition, going Gold gives you access to the 106 newspapers in the Radical archive. You can see the full list of titles in each of the archives here.

To take advantage of a generous 40% discount, go the 'subscribe' page here, type July40 in the promo code box and then select your choice of:

  • Standard annual payment of €£$169.00 reduced to €£$101.40, or
  • Standard monthly payment of €£$35.50 reduced to €£$21.00.


The Silver package includes all the regular local, regional and national newspaper titles spanning some 280 years of history. You can see a full publication list on this page, in the 'Irish Newspaper Archives' column.

To take advantage of a great 35% discount, go the 'subscribe' page here,  type July35 in the promo code box and then select your choice of:

  • Standard annual payment of €£$149.00 reduced to €£$96.85, or
  • Standard monthly payment of €£$29.00 reduced to €£$18.85.

The discount offers will expire on Sunday 11 July.




Free access to Fold3's Civil War collection

Access to all Civil War Records on Fold3.‌com will be free until Sunday 18 July 2021 (11:59 pm MT).

Registration is required (this is free and speedy).

After the free access period ends, you will only be able to view records using a paid Fold3.com subscription.





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.