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

Don't miss Christmas deals on DNA tests, Black Friday sales from The National Archives and Irish Newspaper Archives and more in our family history special offers roundup

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DNA tests

If you’re shopping online for Christmas presents, don’t miss these major discounts from DNA testing companies. DNA tests make the perfect present for a family historian – or for yourself!


Was: £99 (DNA ancestry)/ £179 (DNA ancestry & wellbeing)
Now: £69/ £99
offer ends: Unknown

Was: £79
Now: £49
Offer ends: 30 November

Was: £79
Now: £39
Offer ends: 11.59pm, 27 November

Was: $119 (Y-DNA)/ $159 (mitochondrial DNA)/ $79 (male and female DNA)
Now: $99/ $139/ $49
Offer ends: 1 December

Pen & Sword

Pen & Sword are the leading UK history publisher, and they’ve just launched their annual Christmas catalogue. If there’s a history lover in your life, don’t miss out on the chance to save your money and buy them military history guides, social history titles, biographies of famous figures and more

West Sussex Record Office research service

Here’s a great offer for those of you with family from West Sussex. West Sussex Record Office offer a professional research service, with archivists carrying out records research for those who are unable to visit in person. They’ve now cut all their prices by 50% following the coronavirus lockdown.

Was: £18 per half hour of research or £36 per hour
Now: £9 or £18
Offer ends: 31 March 2021

Irish Newspaper Archives

Don’t miss this Black Friday deal from Irish Newspaper Archives, the world’s largest and oldest database of Irish newspapers. Enter the code BlackSilver50 for 50% off Silver Membership and BlackGold50 for 50% off Gold Membership. Gold Membership also covers the Radical Newspaper Archive, with 115 titles from the history of radical politics in Ireland.

Was: Silver Membership £29 per month/ £149 per year
Gold Membership £36.50 per month/ £169 per year
Now: Silver Membership £14.50 per month/ £74.50 per year
Gold Membership £18.25 per month/ £84.50 per year
Offer ends: 11.59pm, 27 November

The National Archives

There’s another massive Black Friday sale from The National Archives. Don’t miss discounts of up to 75% on books and Christmas gifts relating to thousands of years of English and Welsh history.


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