Today’s Genealogy Bargains – Friday, December 14th, 2018
UPDATED 9:00 am CST, Friday, December 14th, 2018
Happy December! As we start the official Holiday Sales period and spring towards Christmas, watch for new deals on DNA test kits, genealogy books and webinars and more!
National Free Shipping Day – December 14th
“Free Shipping Day is a national shopping holiday and a year-round coupon website. The shopping holiday started in 2008, while the coupon portion of the website launched in 2017 as a trusted resource for online savings, providing users with coupons and free shipping codes from top retail partners and niche e-retailers.”
- Amazon: Free Shipping for Amazon Prime Members – LINK
- AncestryDNA Australia: Free Shipping when you purchase 2 or more AncestryDNA kits – LINK
- AncestryDNA Canada: Free Shipping when you purchase 2 or more AncestryDNA kits – LINK
- AncestryDNA UK: Free Shipping when you purchase 2 or more AncestryDNA kits – LINK
- Family Tree DNA: Free US Shipping and reduced International Shipping – LINK
- Family Tree Magazine: Free US Shipping on Orders over $50 USD – LINK
- MyHeritage: Free Shipping if you purchase 2 or more MyHeritage DNA test kits; Free US Shipping on a single MyHeritage DNA test kit when using promo code DRPHIL – LINK
What’s New Today at Genealogy Bargains?
- NEW! Family Tree Magazine: Save 30% on Family Tree Factbook! “Regularly $24.99 USD, now just $11.99 USD! Sale valid through Saturday, December 15th. Use promo code FACTBOOK30 at checkout . . . click HERE for e-book version (PDF) and click HERE for print version.
Genealogy Bargains Categories
- DNA Test Kits
- Books for Family Historians
- Educational Webinars and Online Courses
- Genealogy Subscription Websites
- Genealogy Research Services
- Photo Organization and Preservation
- Genealogy Software and Technology
- Give the Gift of Family History
Directory of Vendors
Here is a quick directory of vendors offering special promotions during the holidays (click each link to visit the main website for that vendor):
- AncestryDNA Australia
- AncestryDNA Canada
- AncestryDNA UK
- AncestryDNA US
- Family Tree DNA
- Family Tree Magazine
- Findmypast DNA
- Flip-Pal mobile scanner
- Legacy Tree Genealogists
- Living DNA
- MyHeritage DNA
Each of the Big 5 vendors (23andMe, AncestryDNA, Family Tree DNA, Living DNA and MyHeritage DNA) are still offering major savings during the holiday season compared to normal prices. Some are also offering free shipping and other incentives.
- MyHeritage: MyHeritage DNA just $49 USD during MyHeritage DNA Early Holiday Sale. Plus FREE SHIPPING when you purchase 2 or more kits! Sale valid through Sunday, December 16th.
BONUS SAVINGS! Get FREE SHIPPING on MyHeritage DNA when you use promo code DRPHIL at checkout now through Tuesday, December 25th, 2018! – LINK
- 23andMe: Take 30% off + FREE gift wrapping during the 23andMe Holiday Sale at 23andMe. 23andMe for Ancestry, regularly $99 USD, now just $69 USD. 23andMe DNA for Health + Ancestry, regularly $199 USD, now just $139 USD. Sale valid through Tuesday, December 25th.
- Amazon: FREE SHIPPING for Amazon Prime Members on DNA test kits including 23andMe, AncestryDNA, Family Tree DNA, Living DNA and MyHeritage DNA.
- AncestryDNA: AncestryDNA just $59 USD during AncestryDNA Holiday Sale. BONUS! Buy 3 get 1 FREE! Sale valid through Monday, December 24th.
BONUS! Purchase 3 AncestryDNA test kits and get the 4th one FREE! This brings the price down to just $44.45 USD for each test kit! Discount automatically applied at checkout. Sale valid through Monday, December 24th. – LINK
- AncestryDNA Australia: Christmas Sale at AncestryDNA Australia – just $89 AUD! Purchase 2 or more AncestryDNA kits and get FREE SHIPPING! Sale valid through Monday, December 24th
- AncestryDNA Canada: AncestryDNA Canada – just $89 CDN during AncestryDNA Christmas Sale! Purchase 2 or more AncestryDNA kits and get FREE SHIPPING! Sale valid through Monday, December 24th.
- AncestryDNA UK: Save 20% during AncestryDNA Christmas Sale! Purchase 2 or more AncestryDNA kits and get FREE SHIPPING! Sale valid through Monday, December 24th.
- Family Tree DNA: Family Finder only $49 USD during Family Tree DNA Holiday Sale! Huge discounts on Y-DNA, mtDNA and bundles too! Sale valid through Monday, December 31st.
FREE SHIPPING! This weekend only – through Sunday, December 16th – get FREE US SHIPPING (a $6.95 USD value) on all orders! And reduced shipping for international orders and customers outside the US! No promo code needed; savings reflected at checkout – LINK
BONUS SAVINGS! Save $15 USD on Family Tree DNA mtDNA Full Sequence test – regularly $199 USD, holiday sale price $139 USD . . . use promo code HOLIDAY15 and save an extra $15 USD! Your final price is just $124 USD – that a 38% savings! Click HERE to shop. Sale valid through Sunday, December 17th!
- Findmypast DNA: Findmypast DNA priced at $79 USD,
$89 CAD, £69, €79 and $119 AUD during Findmypast DNA Christmas Sale! Sale valid through Monday, December 17th.
- PRICE DROP! Helix: Save up to 60% on National Geographic DNA Test Kit: Geno 2.0 Next Generation via Amazon – just $39.98 USD!
- Living DNA: Save up to 30% during Living DNA Christmas Sale! Regularly $99 USD, now just $79 USD. Purchase 2 or more kits for $69 USD each! Sale valid through Monday, December 24th.
- Vitagene: Save up to 40% on Health Reports during Vitagene Holiday Sale. Use your DNA test data from 23andMe, AncestryDNA and MyHeritage DNA! Click HERE to read my recent review! Health Report for diet, fitness & supplementation. Regularly $49 USD, now just $29 USD.
- NEW! Family Tree Magazine: Save 30% on Family Tree Factbook! “This convenient, timesaving collection of genealogy hacks gathers the best resources, tips, lists and need-to-know facts from the experts at Family Tree Magazine. Inside, you’ll find fast facts about a variety of family history topics, such as important dates in US history, the different kinds of DNA tests, and how to use the best genealogy websites.” Regularly $24.99 USD, now just $11.99 USD! Sale valid through Saturday, December 15th. Use promo code FACTBOOK30 at checkout . . . click HERE for e-book version (PDF) and click HERE for print version.
- Amazon: Save 90% on The Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy by Blaine Bettinger. “See what genetic testing for ancestry can do for you. This ebook discusses how to use DNA testing in genealogy, from selecting the best test to interpreting your DNA test results and branching out your genealogical family tree.”
- Amazon: Save up to 50% on The Family Tree Toolkit by Kenyatta Berry!
- FREE WEBINAR Citation for Beginners presented by Shellee Morehead, PhD, CG, Friday, December 14th, 2018, 1:00 pm Central – “Learning to write genealogical citations is part art, part science and potentially terrifying. Learn what important components to note while researching, and how to put them together while writing to subdue the panic, and produce quality work.” Click HERE to register for FREE via Legacy Family Tree Webinars
- Legacy Family Tree: Save 15% on a Legacy Family Tree Webinars Annual Membership! Regularly $49.95, pay just $42.46 when you use promo code thomas15 at checkout.
- RootsTech: Save $100 USD on RootsTech 2019 All Access Pass during RootsTech Holiday Special – use promo code 19HOLIDAY – offer valid through Sunday, December 23rd!
- Ancestry: Save 20% on Ancestry Gift Memberships during the Holiday Sale. Valid through Monday, December 24th.
- Legacy Tree Genealogists: Take $100 off our popular Basic 20-Hour Research Project with code SAVE100! Sale valid through December 21st
- Flip-Pal: Save $25 and get FREE SHIPPING* with Flip-Pal Holiday Value Pack! *Free 3-5 day shipping via USPS within continental US only. Other shipping options are available. Offer expires December 31, 2018
- Amazon: Price drop on Jumbl All-in-1 Film & Slide Scanner for 35mm Negative & Slides, 110, 126, Super 8 Films – now just $79.99 USD
- Amazon: Save 25% on Epson Perfection V39 Color Photo & Document Scanner and other scanners!
- Amazon: Magnasonic All-in-One High Resolution 22MP Film Scanner just $79.99 USD! “Effortlessly convert your 126KPK, 135,110, Super 8 and Negatives into premium high resolution 22MP digital photo JPEG files. Still images only, not video. Relive and share your memories in no time with only the push of a button.”
- iDrive: 90% off iDrive automatic online backup! Regularly $69.50 USD per year, you get the first year of 2TB cloud storage for just $6.95 USD! Once you’ve scanned all those family photos, you need to have a data backup right? This is a “set it and forget it” program like Carbonite but much better: you can backup your mobile devices and even Facebook images!
- RootsMagic: Save 67% with RootsMagic Special Holiday Offer! “Are you looking for a gift that will really bring the family together? Then give the gift of computer software that unites families. And, as a RootsMagic customer, we’ve made it even easier for you by offering an amazing bundle including RootsMagic 7, Personal Historian 3, Getting the Most Out of RootsMagic 7, and Personal Historian: The Companion Guide (a $90 value) for as low as $30!”
- Amazon: Save BIG on Data Storage Deals at Amazon!
While this might be up to debate, we love to give family history gifts this time of year as well as receive them! So check out the products below for quick and easy gifts you can give to any member of the family!
- Amazon: Save 47% on Klikel Family Tree Display with 10 Hanging Picture Photo Frames – a great holiday gift! Regularly $76.15 USD, now just $39.95 USD! HURRY these always sell out fast!
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