Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Benchmarks update for September

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

Many site saw large jumps in Alexa rankings month over month. Bucking that trend were findmypast.com, deceasedonline.com and, qfhs.ca,

Familysearch.org has added or updated record collections in September for a total of 1,657 (1,637). Census & lists account for 149 (140); birth, marriage, & death 1005 (997); probate & court 149 (149); military 117 (116); migration & naturalization 92 (91); other 145 (144). A collection of unindexed Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922 was added on September 30. Familysearch.org has Alexa rank 5,126 (5,173).

Ancestry.com continues to climb with Alexa rank of 579 (619); ancestry.co.uk ranks 9,009 (9,609) and ancestry.ca 27,110 (32,734). There are 31,381 (31,400) datasets in the collections including 1,961 (1,961) for Canada, 1,731 (1,724) for the UK, 131 (129) for Australia and, 25,118 (25,146) for the USA. Ancestry continues to grow with the acquisition of Find-A-Grave just announced, and no stock market worries as it is no longer a listed company.
MyHeritage.com's Alexa rank was 5,111 (5,097)
Findmypast.co.uk has an Alexa rank of 28,526 (30,121). Findmypast.com ranks 148,090 (145,657).

Family Tree DNA has 652,751 (648,531) records in its database. It ranks 25,626 (29,031) on Alexa. 23andMe ranks 9,300 (9,993).

GenealogyinTime.com ranks 30,849 (41,073); Mocavo.com 68,930 (79,399); eogn.com jumps up again in rank to 23,274 (30,635).

Britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk contains 6,952,628 (6,944,464) digitized pages having added: the Alnwick Mercury 1889, 1912; Berwickshire News and General Advertiser 1952; Burnley Gazette 1876; Luton News and Bedfordshire Chronicle 1950; Southern Reporter 1926 - 1927; Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer 1868; Alexa rank 175,043 (180,184).
Newspapers.com contains 1,831 (1,784) newspapers including 666,647 (666,480) pages for England and 1,227,270 (1,085,741) pages for Canada with 841,327 (700,000) page images from the Ottawa Journal which now appears to be substantially complete. The Alexa rank jumped to 79,399 (102,761).

Cyndislist.com claims 328,431 (327,853) total links in 201 (200) categories, with 1,784 (1,788) uncategorized; Alexa rank 89,105 (102,739).

FreeBMD.org.uk has 231,897,137 (231,194,115) distinct records, Alexa rank 92,556 (96,977).

CanadianHeadstones.com has over 716,000 (696,000) gravestone photo records from across Canada. It scores 589,976 (771,282) in Alexa traffic rank.
Deceasedonline.com ranked 898,621 (808,177).
The Canadian Gravemarker Gallery (gravemarkers.ca), with over 766,000 (760,000) photographs from across Canada, ranked 6,443,597 (7,078,499) on Alexa.

Amongst Canadian family history societies bifhsgo.ca Alexa ranks 1,732,187 (2,782,272), qfhs.ca 4,408,546 (3,053,397), and ogs.on.ca 272,985 (339,258).

And in case you're curious, Anglo-Celtic Connections has 5,032 (4,950) posts; on Alexa the .ca site ranked 172,624 (232,286), another large jump.

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

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