Holiday Gift Guide – DNA, Genealogy and Family History

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The LATEST and BEST Holiday Deals on DNA, Genealogy and Family History at Genealogy Bargains

UPDATED 6:00 am CST, Sunday, December 9th, 2018

Whatever holiday you celebrate this time of year, Genealogy Bargains has the shopping guide for you with our Holiday Gift Guide! During the holiday shopping season we’ll be on the hunt for the best prices and the best quality products including DNA test kits, genealogy database subscriptions, supplies to get your “genea-cave” organized, books, webinars and more. Some of our deals are EXCLUSIVE to followers of Genealogy Bargains, while others are just plain hard to find!

Genealogy Bargains Categories

Here is a quick directory of deals available at Genealogy Bargains (click each link to jump to that location):

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):

DNA Test Kits

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.

  • 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.
  • AncestryDNA Australia: Christmas Sale at AncestryDNA Australiajust $89 AUD! Sale valid through Monday, December 24th
  • AncestryDNA Canada: AncestryDNA Canada – just $89 CDN during AncestryDNA Christmas Sale! Sale valid through Monday, December 24th.
  • Family Tree DNAFamily 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.

LAST DAY! BONUS: 5% Off Orders Under $100 USD with code MERRY5; 10% Off Orders Over $100 USD with code MERRY10
Coupon expires on December 9th

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • MyHeritage: MyHeritage DNA just $59 USD during MyHeritage DNA Early Holiday Sale. Plus FREE SHIPPING when you purchase 2 or more kits! In addition, Canada $79 CAD and UK £59. Sale valid through Wednesday, December 12th.
  • 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.

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Books for Family Historians

The Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy eBook

  • 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.”

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Educational Webinars and Online Courses

Family Tree Magazine: Season of Savings continue with ALL How-To Videos for Only $19.99 USD! Select from over 400 videos covering DNA, genealogy and family history!

  • LAST DAY! Family Tree Magazine: Season of Savings continue with ALL How-To Videos for Only $19.99 USD! Select from over 400 videos covering DNA, genealogy and family history!
  • NEW! Legacy Family Tree Webinars: FREE WEBINAR 101 Ways to Design a Genealogy Chart presented by Janet Hovorka, Wednesday, December 12th, 7:00 pm Central – “Tired of the regular fan, left to right or top to bottom chart? Want to show off your family relationships, places and time periods in an engaging way? If your clients and family members aren’t clamoring for more, maybe you’re just not showing it off effectively. The visual presentation of a family’s history is one of the most powerful communication tools for genealogists. What is the difference between a butterfly, hourglass, waterfall, DNA and bow-tie chart and which format will show ALL of your family members? How do you squish a whole bunch of people onto a teeny tiny paper? Get lots of creative, artistic hints and come learn about the best tools for displaying your family’s history.”
  • RootsTech: Save $100 USD on RootsTech 2019 All Access Pass during RootsTech Holiday Special – use promo code 19HOLIDAY – offer valid through Sunday, December 23rd!

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Genealogy Subscription Websites

Ancestry: Save 20% on Gift Memberships during the Holiday Sale. Valid through Monday, December 24th

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Genealogy Research Services

Legacy Tree Genealogists: Take $100 off our popular Basic 20-Hour Research Project with code SAVE100! Sale valid through December 21st

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Photo Organization and Preservation

Save up to 72% on Picture Keeper! Picture Keeper is an amazing device that looks like a simple USB flash drive but it is so much more. Yes, you could buy a cheap flash drive and take the DIY approach but Picture Keeper has an automated system of making sure ALL of your photos are backed up! Right now you can get the 8GB Picture Keeper with 4,000-Photo Capacity, regularly $59.99 USD, for just $16.99 USD! Sale prices also apply to the 4GB, 16GB and 32GB sizes. Sale valid through Monday, November 12th.

  • 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.”

 

  • 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
  • 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!
  • Picture Keeper: Save up to 72% on Picture Keeper! Picture Keeper is an amazing device that looks like a simple USB flash drive but it is so much more. Yes, you could buy a cheap flash drive and take the DIY approach but Picture Keeper has an automated system of making sure ALL of your photos are backed up! Right now you can get the 8GB Picture Keeper with 4,000-Photo Capacity, regularly $59.99 USD, for just $16.99 USD! Sale prices also apply to the 4GB, 16GB and 32GB sizes. Sale valid through Monday, December 10th.

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Genealogy Software and Technology

   

 

  • 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!

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