Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Benchmarks update for December and 2012

First post for the new year -- a final look at how various genealogy sites fared in 2012 -- benchmarks as of 31 December 2012. Comparable figures are for (a month ago, and a year ago where available). The higher the Alexa ranking the more popular the site.
Most sites sank in the Alexa rankings. Exceptions were the DNA sites which gained, likely on the basis of the year end sale for Family Tree DNA and a major price reduction for 23andMe. The British Newspaper Archive likely dropped as Find my Past subscribers gained access without a separate subscription.
Familysearch.org has 1,413 (1,373, 1,008) record collections: census & lists 117 (117, 88); birth, marriage, & death 863 (839, 602); probate & court 131 (126, 68); military 100 (100, 83); migration & naturalization 73 (67, 45); other 129 (124, 62). It has Alexa rank 5,003 (4,689, 6,218).
Ancestry.com has Alexa rank of 671 (635); ancestry.co.uk ranks 7,578 (7,005) and ancestry.ca 33.316 (32,157). There are 31,322 (31,308) datasets in the collections including 1,939 (1,939) for Canada, 1,692 (1,691) for the UK and, 25,042 (25,030) for the USA.
Findmypast.co.uk has an Alexa rank of 22,549 (22,166). Findmypast.com ranks 112,252 (77,362).
Family Tree DNA has 401,047 (399,775, 355,935) records in its database. It ranks 30,503 (30,819, 51,424) on Alexa. 23andMe ranks 32,707 (36,074).
GenealogyinTime.com ranks 35,112 (32,399); Mocavo.com has rank 51,202 (43,256)
Britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk contains 6,165,662 (6,011,380, 3,276,840) digitized pages adding 4,977 (4,432) pages per day. Additions during the month are: Aberdeen Journal 1901, 1904, 1908 - 1909, 1941 - 1942, 1947; Berkshire Chronicle 1827 - 1870; Cambridge Independent Press 1839 - 1841, 1843, 1848, 1850; Dundee Advertiser 1881; Gloucester Journal 1837; Hartlepool Mail 1883; Isle of Wight Observer 1852, 1862; Post., The 1915, 1922, 1926; Sligo Champion 1923; Taunton Courier, and Western Advertiser 1848, 1959, 1961; West London Observer 1954 - 1957. Alexa rank 141,975 (138,232, 97,044).
Cyndislist.com claims 325,756 (325,441) total links in 192 (192) categories, with 1,797 (1,801) uncategorized. Alexa rank 79,154 (73,900, 98,926
FreeBMD has 223,319,729 (223,319,729) distinct records, Alexa rank 82,569 (71,576, 110,903).
UKBMD provides 2,369 (2,369) links to web sites that offer on-line transcriptions of UK births, marriages, deaths and censuses. Alexa rank 311,218 (258,900, 375,712).
CanadianHeadstones.com has over 548,000 (528,000) gravestone photo records from across Canada. It scores 631,105 (623,601) in Alexa traffic rank. The Canadian Gravemarker Gallery, with over 695,000 (680,000, 500,000) photographs from across Canada, ranks 864,650 (659,400, 1,956,006).
bifhsgo.ca ranks 1,700,945 (1,035,279), qfhs.ca ranks 2,376,742 (2,245,656), ogs.on.ca 187,234 (178,241).

And in case you're curious, Anglo-Celtic Connections has 4,240 (4,156, 3,130) posts, It continues a long slide in Alexa rank to 273,701 (229,950, 150,366).

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

 

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