Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Benchmarks update for July

Here are some benchmarks for genealogy sites as of 31 July 2012. Comparable figures a month ago are shown in brackets. The higher the Alexa ranking the more popular the site.

Most sites have fallen in Alexa rank this month, the exceptions being findmypast.co.uk, british newspaperarchive.co.uk, and canadianheadstones.com.


Familysearch.org has 1,225 (1,211) record collections: census & lists 114 (111); birth, marriage, & death 775 (767); probate & court  96 (94); military 96 (96); migration & naturalization 57 (57); other  87 (86). It has Alexa rank 4.234 (4,227).


Ancestry.com has Alexa rank of 654 (616); ancestry.co.uk ranks 8,745 (7,955) and ancestry.ca ranks 28,428 (26,839). There are 30,753 (30,722) datasets in the collections including 1,932 (1,927) for Canada, 1,234 (1,228) for the UK and, 24,962 (24,944) for the USA.

Findmypast.co.uk has an Alexa rank of 25,228 (25,611). Findmypast.com ranks 203,920.

Family Tree DNA has 385,070 (380,972) records in its database. It ranks 37,563 (37,044) on Alexa.

Mocavo.com has rank 53,966 (49,121); GenealogyinTime.com ranks 32,493 (30,597).


Britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk claims 5,467,345 (5,303,054) pages digitized. Alexa rank 134,871 (149,240).


Cyndislist.com claims 319.675 (318,866) total links in 189 (189) categories, with 3,294 (3,796) uncategorized. Alexa rank  92,450 (87,033).

FreeBMD has 218,542,758 (217,346,629) distinct records, Alexa rank 85,462 (78,361).

UKBMD provides 2,309 (2,243) links to web sites that offer on-line transcriptions of UK births, marriages, deaths and censuses. Alexa rank 259,611 (248,180).

CanadianHeadstones.com has over 446,000 (430,000) gravestone photo records from across Canada. It scores 464,817 (475,979) in Alexa traffic rank.


bifhsgo.ca ranks 954,738 (937,013), qfhs.ca ranks 3,720,520 (1,901,718), and ogs.on.ca ranks 269,311 (247,580).


And in case you're curious: Anglo-Celtic Connections has 3,789 (3,704) posts and continues to tumble in Alexa rank to 242,052 (204,179).

Did I miss something significant? If so please post a comment with statistics.

1 comment:

Nathan Murphy said...

Do you count each book Ancestry digitises as a distinct dataset? If so, I would think to compare equivalent stats on FamilySearch would mean considering the 55,000 books in Family History Books online as an additional 55,000 FamilySearch datasets.