Friday, 11 May 2012

Ancestry has 10 billion records


Congratulations to Ancestry on posting its 10 billionth record. Their press release is here.
For the record, the top ten databases by record count are:

TitleCollectionRecordsActivity
Public Member TreesFamily Trees2,107,016,069
U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989 (Beta)Schools, Directories & Church Histories1,051,103,065
Private Member TreesFamily Trees527,913,893
Ancestry World TreeFamily Trees467,671,004
U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 1Schools, Directories & Church Histories418,692,357
U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 2Schools, Directories & Church Histories402,475,206
U.S. Phone and Address Directories, 1993-2002Schools, Directories & Church Histories313,281,811
British Phone Books, 1880-1984Schools, Directories & Church Histories278,407,919
U.S. School YearbooksSchools, Directories & Church Histories155,566,303
London, England, Electoral Registers, 1847-1965Census & Voter Lists132,734,772


The top ten Canadian databases by record count are:

TitleCollectionRecordsActivity
Public Member Photos & Scanned DocumentsPictures55,222,661
Canadian Phone and Address Directories, 1995-2002Schools, Directories & Church Histories37,867,068
Private Member PhotosPictures19,466,520
Quebec, Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967Birth, Marriage & Death14,515,649
Canadian Passenger Lists, 1865-1935Immigration & Travel7,286,089
1911 Census of CanadaCensus & Voter Lists7,223,678
Public Member StoriesStories, Memories & Histories6,985,083
1901 Census of CanadaCensus & Voter Lists5,343,565
Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900sImmigration & Travel4,838,517
1891 Census of CanadaCensus & Voter Lists4,787,225


The top ten UK databases by record count:

TitleCollectionRecordsActivity
British Phone Books, 1880-1984Schools, Directories & Church Histories278,407,919
London, England, Electoral Registers, 1847-1965Census & Voter Lists132,734,772
England & Wales, Birth Index: 1916-2005Birth, Marriage & Death71,312,077
England & Wales, Marriage Index: 1916-2005Birth, Marriage & Death63,777,372
England & Wales, FreeBMD Birth Index, 1837-1915Birth, Marriage & Death62,795,416
Public Member Photos & Scanned DocumentsPictures55,222,661
England & Wales, Death Index: 1916-2005Birth, Marriage & Death49,027,159
England & Wales, FreeBMD Death Index: 1837-1915Birth, Marriage & Death38,334,193
England & Wales, FreeBMD Marriage Index: 1837-1915Birth, Marriage & Death32,698,349
1901 England CensusCensus & Voter Lists30,580,800
1891 England CensusCensus & Voter Lists27,126,989


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