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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: 2 December 2021


Christmas savings on Ancestry DNA kits for researchers in Ireland

Ancestry DNA test kits are on sale with a 25% discount until the close of St Stephen's Day for researchers based in Ireland.

The offer reduces the price of the test kit from its regular €95 to €69. Shipping is extra, and you even get a choice of packaging: either the standard box or the more festive version if you're intending to give it as a gift to friend or loved one.

To take advantage of the saving, click the image above, and place your order before 11:59pm Irish Time on Sunday 26 December.




30% off the New Irish Genealogy Resources 2021 ebook

Exclusive to this site, New Irish Genealogy Resources 2021 is a 130-page ebook, created by the founder of Irish-Genealogy-Toolkit and IrishGenealogyNews.

The 30% discount will expire at 8pm GMT on Friday 3 December.





RootsIreland.ie - 25% off Ireland's dedicated database

RootsIreland is offering a 25% discount on its six-month and annual subscriptions.

RootsIreland has the most complete and most accurate set of Roman Catholic church records online, plus huge numbers of Church of Ireland and Presbyterian records. Its collections of registers from other denominations is also the best available online. 

Undoubtedly Number One for church records, RootsIreland also offers civil records for around half the island's counties, plus gravestone inscriptions and other miscellaneous records.

The database of 23 million records is being added to continually. In 2021 so far, we have added over 100,000 records to our database from Kerry, Cork, Laois, Offaly and East Galway, and a further 10,000 coming soon from county Kilkenny.

This current special offer will run until 11:59pm GMT on Friday 10 December. Click above to see the records held for each county of Ireland.

Click here to purchase your discounted subscription.

This saving is available to both new and existing subscribers. If you currently have a subscription, click My Account, My Subscription and Start a New Subscription. The special deal subscription will then begin when your current subscription runs out.





$40 off for US-based researchers on AncestryDNA kits

If you're based in the USA and thinking of giving your loved ones (and maybe yourself, too) a wonderful gift that will keep on giving all year, you'll be interested to check out this offer from AncestryDNA.

It sees the kit price reduced to $59 from $99, and for just one teeny $1 extra, you can get both the dna kit AND a three-month World Explorer subscription, giving you a $40 saving. What's not to like?

There's an even bigger saving to be had if you choose the AncestryDNA+Traits bundle. Just click the image, above, to check out the options. Be sure to read the terms and conditions and place your order before 11:59pm ET on Friday 31 December.





Ancestry.com Gift Membership - how to say Happy Holidays

Ancestry is offering up to 30% discounts on its range of Family History Gift Subscriptions.

You can choose from the US Discovery subscription, the World Explorer subscription, and the All Access subscription. Click the image above to find out more about what is included in each package.

These savings will expire at 12:59pm ET on Friday 31 December.




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 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:  €25 (IE); £25 (UK); US$30 (USA); $38 CAD (Canada); $40 AUD (Australia).

One-year subscription, including postage: €30 (IE); £32 (UK); US$42 (USA); $45 CAD (Canada); $47 AUD (Australia).

One-year Digital subscription: €15.99 (IE); £13.73 (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.




UK researchers: 25% off AncestryDNA test kits

The world's largest consumer DNA network - AncestryDNA - is offering festive savings on its test kits to UK-based researchers. The kit can be for you, or you can give it as a gift to a friend or loved one.

The 25% discount reduces the kit price from £79 to £59, with shipping extra, and it will be on offer right up to the close of Boxing Day on 26 December (11:59pm GMT).





Black Friday week savings from Newspapers.com




Black Friday week savings on Fold3 subscriptions

This excellent offer from Fold 3 will expire on Sunday 5 December.




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: 2 December 2021


Christmas savings on Ancestry DNA kits for researchers in Ireland

Ancestry DNA test kits are on sale with a 25% discount until the close of St Stephen's Day for researchers based in Ireland.

The offer reduces the price of the test kit from its regular €95 to €69. Shipping is extra, and you get a choice of packaging: either the standard box or the festive version if you're intending to give it as a gift to friend or loved one.

To take advantage of the saving, click the image right, and place your order before 11:59pm Irish Time on Sunday 26 December.





30% off the New Irish Genealogy Resources 2021 ebook

Exclusive to this site, New Irish Genealogy Resources 2021 is a 130-page ebook, created by the founder of Irish-Genealogy-Toolkit and IrishGenealogyNews.

The 30% discount will expire at 8pm GMT on Friday 3 December.





$40 off for US-based researchers on AncestryDNA kits

If you're based in the USA and thinking of giving your loved ones (and maybe yourself, too) a wonderful gift that will keep on giving all year, you'll be interested to check out this offer from AncestryDNA.

It sees the kit price reduced to $59 from $99, and for just one teeny $1 extra, you can get both the dna kit AND a three-month World Explorer subscription, giving you a $40 saving. What's not to like?

There's an even bigger saving to be had if you choose the AncestryDNA+Traits bundle. Just click the image, above, to check out the options. Be sure to read the terms and conditions and place your order before 11:59pm ET on Friday 31 December.





Ancestry.com Gift Membership - how to say Happy Holidays

Ancestry is offering up to 30% discounts on its range of Family History Gift Subscriptions.

You can choose from the US Discovery subscription, the World Explorer subscription, and the All Access subscription. Click the image above to find out more about what is included in each package.

These savings will expire at 12:59pm ET on Friday 31 December.




RootsIreland.ie - 25% off Ireland's dedicated database

RootsIreland is offering a 25% discount on its six-month and annual subscriptions.

RootsIreland has the most complete and most accurate set of Roman Catholic church records online, plus huge numbers of Church of Ireland and Presbyterian records. Its collections of registers from other denominations is also the best available online. 

Undoubtedly Number One for church records, RootsIreland also offers civil records for around half the island's counties, plus gravestone inscriptions and other miscellaneous records.

The database of 23 million records is being added to continually. In 2021 so far, we have added over 100,000 records to our database from Kerry, Cork, Laois, Offaly and East Galway, and a further 10,000 coming soon from county Kilkenny.

This current special offer will run until 11:59pm GMT on Friday 10 December. Click above to see the records held for each county of Ireland.

Click here to purchase your discounted subscription.

The saving is available to both new and existing subscribers. If you currently have a subscription, click My Account, My Subscription and Start a New Subscription. The special deal subscription will then begin when your current subscription runs out.





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 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:  €25 (IE); £25 (UK); US$30 (USA); $38 CAD (Canada); $40 AUD (Australia).

One-year subscription, including postage: €30 (IE); £32 (UK); US$42 (USA); $45 CAD (Canada); $47 AUD (Australia).

One-year Digital subscription: €15.99 (IE); £13.73 (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.




UK researchers: 25% off AncestryDNA test kits

The world's largest consumer DNA network - AncestryDNA - is offering festive savings on its test kits to UK-based researchers.

The kit can be for you, or you can give it as a gift to a friend or loved one.

The 25% discount reduces the kit price from £79 to £59, with shipping extra, and it will be on offer right up to the close of Boxing Day on 26 December (11:59pm GMT).





Black Friday week savings from Newspapers.com




Black Friday week savings on Fold3 subscriptions

The offer below expires on Sunday 5 December.




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