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 sure 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 February 2018



Ancestry DNA Winter Sale: USA & Canada

Ancestry DNA has announced a Winter Sale for researchers residing in the USA and Canada. (There has been no announcement of a sale in Ireland or the UK... This page will be updated if this should change.) Click the relevant flag below:

In both cases, the offer will expire on 25 February.





FindMyPast UK & Ireland: 10% off for new subscribers

FindMyPast is offering a 10% discount on a 12-month World package via FindMyPast Ireland or a 12-month Pro package via FindMyPast UK. The offer is open to new customers and to 'returning subscribers'; the latter are researchers who do not have a current subscription but have previously had one (you need to sign in to your registered account). Researchers with a current subscription cannot take up the discount.

Both packages give researchers full access to every record collection in the FindMyPast database, including the British and Irish newspapers.

To take advantage of the offer, which runs until 11:59pm on 28 February, choose from the flags below. Be sure to read the Terms and Conditions on the landing page.


10% discount on FindMyPast.ie's 12-month World package - New and 'returning' subscribers only.


10% discount on FindMyPast.co.uk's 12-month PRO package - New  and 'returning' subscribers only.





Save up to $60 on Living DNA tests

Living DNA, the UK-based company which arrived on the genetic genealogy scene last year and has quickly won many admirers, is offering discounts on its dna testing kit.

The Living DNA test is a 3-in-1 test that not only covers your family ancestry and your motherline, it also, if the tester is male, explores the fatherline.

The test also sets out your dna mix across 80 world regions, including 21 in Britain and Ireland.

The discounts on offer vary depending on where you live and the currency you want to use, as follows:



Shipping/tax costs are additional. See terms and conditions.

I'm not sure when this special offer expires - the website says only 'limited time discount' - so I'd recommend you make your purchases quickly if you want to take advantage of the discounts while they're available.






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 sure 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:

* page last updated on 13 February 2018


Ancestry DNA Winter Sale: USA & Canada

Ancestry DNA has announced a Winter Sale for researchers residing in the USA and Canada. (There has been no announcement of a sale in Ireland or the UK... This page will be updated if this changes.) Both offers end on 25 February.

Click the relevant flag below:


Canadian residents can order Ancestry DNA kits for the discounted price of CAD$109 (normal price CAD$129), excluding shipping costs.


For USA residents, Ancestry DNA kits are reduced from $99 to $69, excluding taxes & shipping.





FindMyPast UK & Ireland: 10% off for new subscribers

FindMyPast is offering a 10% discount on a 12-month World package via FindMyPast Ireland or a 12-month Pro package via FindMyPast UK. The offer is open to new customers and to 'returning subscribers'; the latter are researchers who do not have a current subscription but have previously had one (you need to sign in to your registered account). Researchers with a current subscription cannot take up the discount.


Both packages give researchers full access to every record collection in the FindMyPast database, including the British and Irish newspapers.

To take advantage of the offer, which runs until 11:59pm on 28 February, choose from the flags below. Be sure to read the Terms and Conditions on the landing page.


10% off FindMyPast.ie's 12-month World package - New and 'returning' subscribers only.


10% off FindMyPast UK's 12-month PRO package - New and 'returning' subscribers only.





Save up to $60 on Living DNA tests

Living DNA, the UK-based company which arrived on the genetic genealogy scene last year and has quickly won many admirers, is offering discounts on its dna testing kit.

The Living DNA test is a 3-in-1 test that not only covers your family ancestry and your motherline, it also, if the tester is male, explores the fatherline.


The test also sets out your dna mix across 80 world regions, including 21 in Britain and Ireland.

The discounts on offer vary depending on where you live and the currency you want to use, as follows:



Shipping/tax costs are additional. See terms and conditions.

I'm not sure when this special offer expires - the website says only 'limited time offer' - so I'd recommend you make your purchases quickly if you want to take advantage of the discounts while they're available.




70% discount on FindMyPast.com's Starter subscription

A new 'Starter' subscription has been launched by FindMyPast.com aimed primarily at beginner family historians in the United States.

The launch offer comes with a huge 70% discount on the 12-month option, reducing its cost from $114.50 to just $34.95. (The monthly option does not attract a discount; it costs $9.95 a month.)

As well as access to FindMyPast's online family tree builder, the Starter subscription includes more than 2.9 billion records including:

  • US immigration & travel records: This collection includes records of people leaving the UK between 1890 and 1960, and passenger lists from states including Florida and California
  • US birth, marriage and death records: Notable record sets in our Starter Package are CA births and marriages, NY marriages and SC deaths. FindMyPast's comprehensive marriage collection, spanning 360 years, is not included (see Premium)
  • US Newspapers: Historic newspapers are a valuable – and often underutilized – resource for family history researchers. They contain family announcements, details about criminal cases, military commendations and much more.
  • UK & Irish Censuses: Essential for Americans with Irish or British heritage.
  • Access to FMP's free collections of US census records and Irish Parish Catholic Registers.

For comparison, the regular 'full' package, now known as Premium, costs $239.40 for a year or $19.95 for a month, and gives access to more than 8 billion records.





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