This March take the next step in your Irish genealogy search with AncestryDNA®.

During Irish Heritage Month, we all feel a bit closer to our Irish roots and this year you might be curious to learn more about the ancestors who are part of the jigsaw piece that is the story of your life. 

Whether you're beginning your genealogy journey or looking to dive deeper into your research, Ancestry® is the ideal tool to use.

Ancestry® is offering 40% off AncestryDNA® (March 8-17) - click here for more information

They can map ethnicity going back multiple generations and help identify relatives through DNA matching to others who have taken the test. AncestryDNA® can even show you where in Ireland you're from and may be able to pinpoint specific regions!

The AncestryDNA® kit can be used from the comfort of your own home and results include:

  • Percentages of your ethnicity estimate
  • Locations and details from over 2,600 tested regions (sometimes down to a city)
  • Potentially how and why your family moved from place to place around the world


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Posted by on Thursday, March 7, 2024

Explore Guinness Storehouse Archives for FREE this St Patrick's Day

Ancestry® has digitized more than 1.6 million records from the Guinness Storehouse Archives that will help more people unlock and discover their Irish family history! From March 8 – 22, anyone can search these records with a free Ancestry account. 

This record collection includes details of St James Gate Brewery employees like home addresses, occupations, names and ages of members of the household, how much money they made at the time, leaves of absence, and more.

The collection dates from 1799- 1939, during a time when Guinness was the largest single employer within the private sector in Ireland. This collection also includes trade records from pubs who purchased Guinness throughout the UK and Ireland spanning from the early 1800s to the 1970s.

This St. Patrick’s Day, with just one click, anyone can use the Ancestry StoryScout® tool to quickly sift through millions of Guinness and Irish heritage records to curate stories about their ancestors.

How Ancestry® helped me find my family in Ireland 

An edited extract from an Ancestry® customer who connected with his Irish cousins. Check out the full story here.

County Donegal

County Donegal

"I started researching my family history a few years ago. I was able to trace back to my great-grandfather, who had come from Ireland to Boston Harbor and settled in a little town south of Boston.

But that was as far as I got until an AncestryDNA® test led me to connect with a cousin in Ireland—and eventually with the rest of my long-lost Irish family.

Out of the blue, I got an email from someone in Ireland who had taken an AncestryDNA® test and through that test connected with another relative. Through that person, he got my name.

He reached out to me via Ancestry®, and we started communicating and exchanging information. Based on our research, we realized my great-great-grandfather was his great-great-great-grandfather, making us third cousins!

Thanks to our connection, he opened a whole slough of ancestors I couldn’t track on my own.

My new cousin was able to share lots of family photos with me that he had collected both via Ancestry® and through family connections over the years.

He also told me that there are still family members in Ireland who share my last name. It turned out my ancestors still live in Donegal, with some still living on the farm that they’ve been living on since the 1830s.

I feel so connected to my Irish family and I can’t wait to see my other long-lost relatives and the small town where my ancestors came from generations ago!"

Ancestry® is currently offering 40% off AncestryDNA® from March 8 -17, 2024. You can also follow them on Facebook and Instagram.