Free Stuff

This page gives you links to not only cool FREE genealogy stuff, but also limited time special offers from numerous genealogy companies and organisations. So check back periodically as it will be updated regularly.


Ancestry (Australia) – Gift Subscription
An Ancestry gift subscription is a great idea for those who are hard-to-buy-for, but are into genealogy. This gift membership is a non-renewing membership paid for by one person to be used by someone else, which gives the recipient access to Ancestry’s records and services for a period of time. Available as 6 or 12 month options.
Time: this is an on going offer

Cite Builder – save 25% on a Premium subscription
As a RootsTech special (which has been extended), if you’ve tried the free version of Cite Builder and wish to upgrade to the Premium version you can do so, and save yourself 25%, by using the code SP2023. That makes it the crazy low price of AUD$15 for a 1 year subscription.
Time: Offer ends on 31 March 2023

Findmypast – gift subscriptions
Findmypast subscriptions can now be purchased as gifts. Perfect for birthdays, Christmas, or just as a treat for someone special, there’s no present like their past. This is also a perfect chance to add Findmypast to your own wish list! Just choose the best subscription plan for them, add their details, your chosen delivery date, and a personalised message. Then make the purchase. Your gift will be emailed on the nominated date, along with an introduction to Findmypast and instructions on how to use their new subscription. Gift subscriptions are available with all 3 and 12-month Plus, Pro subscriptions, and 12-month Premium subscriptions.
Time: this is an ongoing offer

Living DNA – Spring Sale Sale
Save with Living DNAs current sales, plus an extra 5%.
– Ancestry kit – normally $169, on sale for $139
– Wellbeing kit – normally $199, on sale for $159
– Ancestry + Wellbeing kits – normally $259, on sale for $229
Time: offer ends soon

MyHeritage DNA – Special DNA Sale
Stock up on MyHeritage DNA kits with these offers.
Offer 1: buy a MyHeritage DNA kit, Normally AU$139, now only AU$61
or Offer 2: buy a MyHeritage DNA kit + 30 day complete freee trial, Normally AU$139, now only AU$61
Free shipping on 2+ kits
Time: Offer ends 2 April 2023

MyHeritage – Save 50% on gift membership subscriptions
Give someone a complete MyHeritage membership, and save a huge 50%. This gives the receiver access to all 12.7 billion records that are on MyHeritage. Subscriptions are available for 6 months or 12 months, and are non-renewing.
Time: this is an on going offer

Nathan Dylan Goodwin’s The Sawtooth Slayer (Venator Cold Case Series #2) Kindle Edition on sale
Nathan Dylan Goodwin has another special offer. The UK Kindle version of The Sawtooth Slayer is down to the low, low price of 99p for the whole month of March! Note, it’s ONLY available at this price through the Amazon UK site.
Time: Offer runs through until 31 March 2023

Nathan Dylan Goodwin – Save 50% on printed books
If you’ve been handing out for a special offer on the paperback versions of Nathan’s books … you’re in luck. He’s just announced a whopping 50% off paperback copies of the Forensic Genealogist series (single copies of the unsigned editions), if bought from his website. Use the code “MoveOn50” at checkout to obtain the discount.
Time: Offer is valid until 30 April 2023

RootsIreland – save 25% on 12 month subscription
To celebrate St Patrick’s Day you can save 25% on a 12 month subscription with RootsIreland. They have over 23 million records, with more being added regularly. They have he most complete set of Roman Catholic records online, as well as millions on Protestant records, civil records, census records, headstone inscriptions and census substitutes.
Time: Offer is valid until 31 March 2023



Family Group Sheets, Pedigree Charts and More
If you’re like me, and like to handwrite things out sometimes, Ancestry has some great forms that you can download and print out The Family Group and Pedigree charts are just two of a bunch they offer. But if you’re after even more, be sure to check out the collection of free genealogy forms on FamilySearch too.
Time: this is an ongoing offer

Family Tree Magazine (US) Issue March/April 2023 – Digital Copy
As a RootsTech special for those who attended in person, Family Tree Magazine (US) were giving away free copies of their (printed) March/April 2023 edition. In addition to that they are offering a free download copy for anyone.
Time: unsure if there is a time limit, but the link is still active as at 23 March 2023

Irish Lives Rememebred Autumn/Winter 2023 – digital magazine
Irish Family History Centre’s free digital magazine Irish Lives Remembered is released quarterly, an is dedicated to helping you trace your Irish ancestors. Packed with over 70 pages of Irish Genealogy resources, with something for everyone. Whether you are a keen genealogy enthusiast, a beginner or simply interested in Irish family history you are sure to find something of interest inside. Check out the latest issue, or even the back issues
Time: this is an on going offer

Land Tax Register and Valuation Victoria 1888 – EBOOK
Normal price $12.50, but free during March with any order of $15 or more.
To get the free product to your shopping cart, and add at least $15.00 worth of additional products to your cart. Use the coupon code FREE-EB to discount the order by the value of this product.
Time: Offer valid until 31 March 2023

Nathan Dylan Goodwin – Free ‘Forensic Genealogist’ ebooks!
If you’re already a Nathan Dylan Goodwin fan (or plan to be), did you know that he has two ebooks that you can download for free from his website. Head on over and grab them for more great reading:
– The Asylum, is a prequel to the Forensic Genealogist series
– Morton in Lockdown is an interactive ‘find your own adventure’ ebook
Time: this is an ongoing offer

The Surname Society – Free Membership for Gen Z genealogists
Are you a young genealogist with an interest in surname studies? The Surname Society are keen to encourage the next generation of surname studiers, therefore they are offering free society membership to Gen Z genealogists (under 25 and/or in full-time education). The join up send an email to
Time: this is an on going offer

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