Thursday, 14 April 2011

Genealogy traffic rank

Using the services of alexa.com, what are the most popular genealogy/family history websites?

Ancestry`s various sites are top ranked in the US. UK and Canada.

I was surprised at the relative popularity of the social network sites myheritage and geni (both well behind facebook).

Library and Archives Canada could not be ranked as Alexa only ranks the top level site gc.ca.

In software related sites familyreemaker ranks above legacyfamilytree and rootsmagic.

Americanancestors, site of the NEHGS, is the top society site.

The high ranking of genealogyintime, Ottawa based, surprised me.

Included is jiapu.com, the largest online resource for Chinese family histories

And the low rank of bifhsgo.ca was also a surprise, substantially down from previous rankings, likely the result of it having been recently offline. There are quite a few lower ranking genealogy sites which are omitted.

ancestry.com 984
myheritage.com 3,886
geni.com 8,086
familysearch.org 9,120
genealogy.com 12,190
ancestry.co.uk 17,243
archives.gov 18,209
nationalarchives.gov.uk 18,550
23andme.com 41,700
ancestry.ca 42,325genesreunited.co.uk 46,279
familytreedna.com 80,397
findmypast.co.uk 81,411
cyndislist.com 86,990
eogn.com 150,226
familytreemaker.com 161,170
jiapu.com 168,666
worldvitalrecords.com 175,547
genuki.org.uk 193,436
familytreemagazine.com 201,288
freebmd.org.uk 212,655
legacyfamilytree.com 273,131
americanancestors.org 276,418
automatedgenealogy.com 296,376
rootsmagic.com 372,173
geneabloggers.com 438,407
genealogywise.com 525,834
cwgc.org 527,236
sog.org.uk 708,746
ngsgenealogy.org 770,719
genealogyintime.com 784,440
globalgenealogy.com 830,338
whodoyouthinkyouaremagazine.com 994,049
genealogicalstudies.com 1,093,695
ffhs.org.uk 1,267,779
ogs.on.ca 1,289,655
rootsuk.com 1,340,610
bcgcertification.org 1,601,646
deceasedonline.com 1,648,569
family-tree.co.uk 1,836,425
familychronicle.com 1,881,611
arcalife.com 2,356,437
anglo-celtic-connections.blogspot.com 2,418,382
lostcousins.com 2,677,921
internet-genealogy.com 3,234,636
bcgs.ca 3,313,414
archivecdbooks.ca 6,533,165
qfhs.ca 6,654,860
bifhsgo.ca 7,145,992

1 comment:

Randy Seaver said...

www.geneamusings.com = 646,888

www.footnote.com = 39,051

www.rootsweb.com = 57,539

www.usgenweb.org = 291,119

www.dearmyrtle.com = 585,571

www.genealogyblog.com = 921,343

Of course, these rankings do not reflect RSS feed matches, so blogs have mre readers than indicated.