Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Benchmarks Update for April

Take a break from dancing around the Maypole to see how favourite genealogy sites did during April. Comparable figures are for a month ago.

Most of the sites dropped in Alexa rank. The DNA-related sites 23andMe and Family Tree DNA, which also saw a dramatic increase in the number of records in its database, both climbed as did newspapers.com.

Familysearch.org has 1,539 (1,509) record collections: census & lists 123 (121); birth, marriage, & death 938 (924); probate & court 135 (132); military 107 (107); migration & naturalization 85 (81); other 151 (144). It has Alexa rank 4,378 (4,360).
Ancestry.com has Alexa rank of 650 (619); ancestry.co.uk ranks 7,669 (7.339) and ancestry.ca 32,652 (29,616). There are 31,276 (31,261) datasets in the collections including 1,944 (1,944) for Canada, 1,710 (1,708) for the UK and, 25,093 (25,082) for the USA.
Findmypast.co.uk has an Alexa rank of 23,308 (20,969). Findmypast.com ranks 120,270 (109,569).
MyHeritage.com's Alexa rank was 5,649 (5,050)
Family Tree DNA has 631,845 (405,351) records in its database. It ranks 24,864 (26,877) on Alexa. 23andMe ranks 17,138 (18,186).
GenealogyinTime.com ranks 43,097 (38,001); Mocavo.com has rank 84,983 (82,405).
Britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk contains 6,805,833 (6,678,465) digitized pages adding 4,245 (6,739) pages per day. There was a single major addition of more than 10 years in the last 30 days: Y Genedl Gymreig 1877 - 1900 ; Alexa rank 154,722 (124,939).
Newspapers.com contains 39,212,429 (37,237,601) pages including 619,493 for England and 193,257 for Canada. It has Alexa rank 120,684 (128,788).
Cyndislist.com claims 327,215 (327,107) total links in 197 (197) categories, with 1,790 (1,791) uncategorized. Alexa rank 89,519 (85,289).
FreeBMD.org.uk has 228,234,652 (227,309,107) distinct records, Alexa rank 79,519 (77,176).
UKBMD.org.uk provides 2,438 (2,449) links to web sites that offer on-line transcriptions of UK births, marriages, deaths and censuses. Alexa rank 283,239 (261,316).
CanadianHeadstones.com has over 618,000 (604,000) gravestone photo records from across Canada. It scores 509,069 (434,324) in Alexa traffic rank.
The Canadian Gravemarker Gallery, with over 714,679 (711,073) photographs from across Canada, ranks  4,002,729 (3,223,526).
bifhsgo.ca ranks 1,814,084 (1,671,895), qfhs.ca ranks  2,019,402 (1,893,738), and ogs.on.ca ranks 308,548 (218,660).
And in case you're curious, Anglo-Celtic Connections has 4,573 (4,484) posts; the .com site ranked 550,251 (504,628) on Alexa, the.ca site ranked 292,998 (252,016).
Did I miss something significant? If so please post a comment with statistics if applicable.

1 comment:

Susan said...

I am always curious, and pleased to see how Anglo-Celtic Connections ranks. My first cuppa tea and reading your blog is how I start me day!