Today’s Genealogy Bargains – Tuesday, December 18th, 2018
UPDATED 6:00 am CST, Tuesday, December 18th, 2018
There are STILL plenty of deals in mid-December on DNA test kits, genealogy books and webinars and more! Watch for shipping incentives this week including upgrades to expedited shipping so gifts arrive in time for Christmas.
Today’s New Genealogy Bargains
- NEW! Amazon: Save 70% on Dragon Naturally Speaking software, regularly $99.99 USD, now just $29.99 USD! – LINK
- NEW! Family ChartMasters: Save 20% on ALL Gift Certificates with promo code HOLIDAY18! These gift cards arrive instantly in your email with all the instructions on how to create a chart so they are great for gifting! – LINK
- NEW! Family Tree DNA: Celebrate the Season savings continue! $10 USD off orders $50 USD or more – use promo code JOLLY10 and $15 USD off orders $150 USD or more – use promo code JOLLY15 – LINK
- NEW! Legacy Family Tree: FREE WEBINAR That Splendid Little War: Researching Your Spanish American War Ancestors, presented by Michael L. Strauss, AG, Wednesday, December 19th, 1:00 pm Central – LINK
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 ChartMasters
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Helix: Save up to 60% on National Geographic DNA Test Kit: Geno 2.0 Next Generation via Amazon – just $45.53 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.
- MyHeritage: MyHeritage DNA just $59 USD during MyHeritage DNA Last Minute Holiday Sale. Plus FREE SHIPPING when you purchase 2 or more kits! Sale valid through Sunday, December 23rd.
BONUS SAVINGS! Get FREE SHIPPING on MyHeritage DNA when you use promo code DRPHIL at checkout now through Tuesday, December 25th, 2018! – LINK
- 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.
- Family Tree Magazine: Save 71% on Your Ultimate Genealogy Bookshelf – “Whether you’re a newbie looking to dive into your family history for the first time or a seasoned researcher looking for new and better ways to dig deeper into your ancestry, this collection will help you manage every facet of your research. With TWELVE best-selling books, this collection will fill out your genealogy bookshelf and take your research to new heights.” Regularly $313.34 USD, now just $89.99 USD!
- 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 – Proving Identity and Kinship Using the GPS: Finding a Freedman’s Family presented by Nancy A. Peters, CG, CGL, Tuesday, December 18th, 7:00 pm – “Facing identity and kinship problems? Confused by multiple, same-named men? Learn how applying the Genealogical Proof Standard resolved similar challenges in the search for a freedman’s family. A case example traces a South Carolina family of color, differentiates multiple men of similar profiles who lived in the same time and place, resolves conflicting evidence, identifies a freedman’s last slave owner, and ultimately finds his enslaved birth family. The methodology and record types apply to reconstructing all families.” Click HERE to register for FREE – via Legacy Family Tree Webinar
- NEW! Legacy Family Tree: FREE WEBINAR That Splendid Little War: Researching Your Spanish American War Ancestors, presented by Michael L. Strauss, AG, Wednesday, December 19th, 1:00 pm Central – “The end of the nineteenth century witnessed the transformation of the United States from a developing nation into a global power. Discover your ancestors that served in the war with Spain along with records of the Boxer Rebellion (1900) and the Philippine Insurrection (1899-1902) in which United States troops participation on land and sea. This lecture focuses on the many records at the National Archives and other research facilities covering all three military conflicts.” 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!
- NEW! Amazon: Save 70% on Dragon Naturally Speaking software! Amazon has an AMAZING deal on this voice to text software! I use Dragon everyday and not just because of the arthritis in my hands . . . it is often more convenient just to speak commands into the computer when I am working on genealogy. I couldn’t get half as much research and work done if I didn’t have Dragon Naturally Speaking. I love how it recognizes my voice and “builds” a vocabulary of words and terms that I frequently use. Plus, I draft all my books with Dragon using Microsoft Word . . . I can state commands like “Next line” or “semicolon” and it knows what I mean! Save 70% and don’t miss this sale! Regular price is $99.99 USD, now pay just $29.99 USD! Click HERE to save – via Amazon
- 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!
- NEW! Family ChartMasters: Save 20% on ALL Gift Certificates with promo code HOLIDAY18! These gift cards arrive instantly in your email with all the instructions on how to create a chart so they are great for gifting! $25 USD gift certificate, now just $20 USD! $50 USD gift certificate, now just $40 USD! – LINK
- Amazon: Save 34% on Klikel Family Tree Display with 10 Hanging Picture Photo Frames – a great holiday gift! Regularly $76.15 USD, now just $49.99 USD! HURRY these always sell out fast!
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