Thursday, 1 August 2013

Benchmarks update for July

How did your favourite genealogy sites do during July? Comparable figures are for a month ago.

July has been quiet genealogically with a dearth of new records. While most websites have declined in Alexa ranking top ranked ancestry.com and myheritage.com gained.

Familysearch.org has 1.634 (1,594) record collections: census & lists 140 (140); birth, marriage, & death 996 (970); probate & court 149 (147); military 116 (109); migration & naturalization 90 (86); other 143 (142). It has Alexa rank 4,819 (4,687).
Ancestry.com has Alexa rank of 648 (681); ancestry.co.uk ranks 10,219 (9,011) and ancestry.ca 39,582 (37,851). There are 31,368 (31,350) datasets in the collections including 1,956 (1,956) for Canada, 1,721 (1,721) for the UK, 128 for Australia and, 25,133 (25,124) for the USA.
Findmypast.co.uk has an Alexa rank of 34,046 (31,816). Findmypast.com ranks 139.794 (133,932).
MyHeritage.com's Alexa rank was 5,319 (5,661)
Family Tree DNA has 643,955 (639,932) records in its database. It ranks 28,843 (28,425) on Alexa. 23andMe ranks 12,841 (14,153).
GenealogyinTime.com ranks 50,517 (49,065); Mocavo.com has rank 99,129 (98,721); eogn.com ranks 40,868 (44,757).
Britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk contains 6,944,464 (6,917,402) digitized pages. There have been no major additions, more than 10 years, in the last 30 days; Alexa rank 181,039 (174,062).
Newspapers.com contains 1,327( 1,248) newspapers including 666,313 (666,248) pages for England and 744,185 (658,468) pages for Canada including the Ottawa Journal with a page count of 359,283 (273,632). It has Alexa rank 130,409 (130,694).
Cyndislist.com claims 327,756 (327,428) total links in 200 (199) categories, with 1,789 (1,789) uncategorized. Alexa rank 130,602 (122,423).
FreeBMD.org.uk has 239,601,141  (230,033,370) distinct records, Alexa rank 114,127 (102,910).
UKBMD.org.uk provides 2,436 (2,436) links to web sites that offer on-line transcriptions of UK births, marriages, deaths and censuses. Alexa rank 350,422 (335,709).
CanadianHeadstones.com has over 674,000 (650,000) gravestone photo records from across Canada. It scores 668.445 (591,141) in Alexa traffic rank.
Deceasedonline.com ranked 892,109
The Canadian Gravemarker Gallery (gravemarkers.ca), with over 750,000  (734,377) photographs from across Canada, ranks 7,775,170 (6,314,807).
Amongst Canadian family history societies bifhsgo.ca ranks 4,951,634 (3,756,590), qfhs.ca ranks 2,849,206 (3,114,594), and ogs.on.ca ranks 418,018 (391,726).
And in case you're curious, Anglo-Celtic Connections has 4,866 (4,783) posts; On Alexa the .ca site ranked 331,602 (329,683).
Did I miss something significant? If so please post a comment with statistics if applicable.

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