This week's top special offers and discounts for family historians

By Rosemary Collins, 6 November 2019 - 12:18pm

We take our weekly look at the best special offers for family historians - including a roundup of DNA test deals

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Last updated Tuesday 12 November 2019

DNA tests
DNA testing is an exciting new way to explore your family tree, offering the chance to understand your ethnicity and connect with new family members. Many major DNA testing companies are offering discounts in the run-up to Christmas, so it's the perfect time to try a test for yourself or buy it as a Christmas present for someone else. Don't miss Family Tree DNA's Y-DNA test - the market leading test for tracing your paternal line.

Family Tree DNA
Was: $199 (maternal ancestry)/ $169 (paternal ancestry)/ $79 (maternal and paternal)
Now: $139/ $99/ $59
Offer ends: 28 November

Ancestry DNA
Was: £79
Now: £59
Offer ends: 24 November

23andMe DNA
Was: $99 (Ancestry + Traits)/ $199 (Health + Ancestry)/ $499 (VIP Health + Ancestry)
Now: $79/ $99/ $399
Offer ends: 2 December

Living DNA
Was: £99 (Ancestry kit)/ £129 (wellbeing kit)/ £179 (ancestry and wellbeing kit)
Now: £79/ £99/ £149
Offer ends: Unknown


Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine complete collection
For a limited time, we're offering every back issue available inside our app with an incredible 90% discount. It's the perfect opportunity to unlock all the unbeatable family history advice and features in our back issues - without giving up space on your bookshelves.

Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine back issues
Was: £479.90
Now: £47.99
Offer ends: 1 December


American Ancestors
American Ancestors, the website of the New England Historic Genealogical Society, is offering free access to 1.4 billion records for a limited time. The collections are an unbeatable resource for American family history, including Mayflower descendants, Massachussetts records, Catholic records, immigration records and more.

American Ancestors
Was: $94.94 per year
Now: Free
Offer ends: 11.59 pm EST, 18 November


S&N Genealogy data downloads
S&N Genealogy has a wide range of discounts on their data downloads, with some going up to 50% off. The datasets are available in disc and digital form and include professional, military and parish records, so there's a wide range of sources for locating your ancestors.

S&N Genealogy data downloads
Various discounts
Offer ends: Unknown


Cambridgeshire Family History Society
Cambridgeshire FHS is one of the most active family history societies in the country, and now they're running a special offer on their volunteer data transcriptions! All CDs and downloads over £2.50 - including parish registers, censuses, nonconformist records and vaccinations - are on sale with 20% off.

Cambridgeshire data
20% off
Offer ends: 25 December 


The National Archives
The National Archives has everything you need for Christmas gifts for the history lovers in your life - and treats for yourself. Books, stationery and gifts celebrating Britain's history are all on sale now, many with a discount n the published price. Use the code FESTIVE40 for £5 off when you spend £40, and FESTIVE75 for £10 off when you spend £75.

The National Archives Christmas gifts
Various discounts
Offer ends: Unknown


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