Saturday, 1 December 2012

Benchmarks update for November 2012

Here are some benchmarks for genealogy sites as of 30 November 2012. Comparable figures a month ago are shown in brackets. The higher the Alexa ranking the more popular the site. With two exceptions every site mentioned has a lower Alexa rank (less popular); www.familytreedna.com and www.cyndislist.com managed to buck the trend.

Familysearch.org has 1,373 (1,306) record collections: census & lists 117 (118); birth, marriage, & death 839 (813); probate & court 126 (109); military 100 (98); migration & naturalization 67 (67); other 124 (101). It has Alexa rank 4,689 (4,312).

Ancestry.com has Alexa rank of 635 (612); ancestry.co.uk ranks 7,005 (6,661) and ancestry.ca 32,157 (27,943). There are 31,308 (31,035) datasets in the collections including 1,939 (1,934) for Canada, 1,691 (1,451) for the UK and, 25,030 (25,008) for the USA.

Findmypast.co.uk has an Alexa rank of 22,166 (20,822). Findmypast.com ranks 77,362 (72,103).

Family Tree DNA has 399,775 (396,357) records in its database. It ranks 30,819 (33,092) on Alexa. 23andMe ranks 36,074 (34,464).

GenealogyinTime.com ranks 32,399 (27,533); Mocavo.com has rank 43,256 (40,982)

Britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk celebrates 6,011,380 (5,878,403) pages digitized, 4,432 (4,427) pages per day. Alexa rank 138,232 (136,925).

Cyndislist.com claims 325,441 (325,094) total links in 192 (191) categories, with 1,801 (1,803) uncategorized. Alexa rank 73,900 (75,639) .

FreeBMD has 223,319,729 (221,265,710) distinct records, Alexa rank 71,576 (63,562).

UKBMD provides 2,369 (2,368) links to web sites that offer on-line transcriptions of UK births, marriages, deaths and censuses. Alexa rank 258,900 (237,350).

CanadianHeadstones.com has over 528,000 (508,000) gravestone photo records from across Canada. It scores 623,601 (431,454) in Alexa traffic rank. The Canadian Gravemarker Gallery, with over 680,000 (663,000) photographs from across Canada, ranks 659,400 (519,431).

bifhsgo.ca ranks 1,035,279 (781,685). qfhs.ca ranks 2,245,656 (2,157,321), ogs.on.ca 178,241 (169,048).

And in case you're curious: while Anglo-Celtic Connections had more visitors in November than since January, and has 4,156 (4,033) posts, It continues to sink in Alexa rank to 229,950 (215,121).

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

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