Monday, 1 April 2013

Benchmarks Update for March

Here's how March treated various favourite genealogy sites. Comparable figures are for a month ago. The higher the Alexa ranking the more popular the site.

Familysearch.org has 1,509 (1,489) record collections: census & lists 121 (121); birth, marriage, & death 924 (911); probate & court 132 (132); military 107 (106); migration & naturalization 81 (80); other 144 (139). It has Alexa rank 4,360 (4,660).
Ancestry.com has Alexa rank of 619 (652); ancestry.co.uk ranks 7.339 (7,757) and ancestry.ca 29,616 (32,182). There are 31,261 (31,241) datasets in the collections including 1,944 (1,943) for Canada, 1,798 (1,704) for the UK and, 25,082 (25,064) for the USA.
Findmypast.co.uk has an Alexa rank of 20,969 (21,204). Findmypast.com ranks 109,569 (108,642).
Coverage of MyHeritage.com is initiated with Alexa rank 5,050
Family Tree DNA has 405,351 (404,069) records in its database. It ranks 26,877 (30,605) on Alexa. 23andMe ranks 18,186 (20,483).
GenealogyinTime.com ranks 38,001 (37,212); Mocavo.com has rank 82,405 (78,847).
Britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk contains 6,678,465 (6,469,560) digitized pages adding 6,739 (4,378) pages per day. Major additions of more than 10 years in the last 30 days are: Aberdeen Evening Express 1879, 1881 - 1882, 1884, 1886 - 1892, 1894, 1899, 1914 - 1918; Arbroath Herald and Advertiser for the Montrose Burghs 1893 - 1906; Belfast Morning News 1859 - 1861, 1863 - 1864, 1867 - 1871, 1881 - 1882; Chester Courant 1794 - 1800, 1802 - 1806, 1810, 1812 - 1817, 1822 - 1824; County Courts Chronicle 1847 - 1870; Dublin Evening Mail 1849, 1861 - 1870; Grantham Journal 1854, 1857, 1890 - 1903, 1905 - 1906, 1908 - 1911, 1913 - 1914; Inverness Courier 1817 - 1892; Islington Gazette 1857 - 1872; John o' Groat Journal 1837 - 1871; Kent & Sussex Courier 1874 - 1909; Lichfield Mercury 1883, 1890, 1894 - 1896, 1919 - 1920, 1924 - 1925, 1932 - 1933, 1935 - 1936, 1944 - 1945, 1952, 1965; Maidstone Telegraph 1859 - 1871; Paisley Herald and Renfrewshire Advertiser 1853 - 1865; South London Chronicle 1859 - 1878; Alexa rank 124,939 (125,187).
Coverage of newspapers.com is initiated. It contains 37,237,601 pages and has Alexa rank 128,788.
Cyndislist.com claims 327,107 (326,552) total links in 197 (193) categories, with 1,791 (1,793) uncategorized. Alexa rank 85,289 (87,047).
FreeBMD.org.uk has 227,309,107 (226,280,181) distinct records, Alexa rank 77,176 (88,587).
UKBMD.org.uk provides 2,449 (2,446) links to web sites that offer on-line transcriptions of UK births, marriages, deaths and censuses. Alexa rank 261,316 (291,415).
CanadianHeadstones.com has over 604,000 (586,000) gravestone photo records from across Canada. It scores 434,324 (491,720) in Alexa traffic rank.
The Canadian Gravemarker Gallery, with over 711,073 (709,189) photographs from across Canada, ranks 3,223,526 (2,283,395).
bifhsgo.ca ranks 1,671,895 (2,247,578), qfhs.ca ranks 1,893,738 (1,864,093), ogs.on.ca ranks 218,660 (207,212).
And in case you're curious, Anglo-Celtic Connections has 4,484 (4,407) posts. March was a record breaking month with more than 31,000 pageviews. The .com site ranked 504,628 (441,748) on Alexa, the.ca site ranked 252,016.
Did I miss something significant? If so please post a comment with statistics if applicable.

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