Friday, 1 November 2013

Benchmarks update for October

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

Familysearch.org has added or updated record collections in September for a total of 1,661 (1,657). Census & lists account for 151 (149); birth, marriage, & death 1005 (1005); probate & court 151 (149); military 117 (117); migration & naturalization 92 (92); other 145 (145). Familysearch.org has Alexa rank 5,165 (5,126).

Ancestry.com has Alexa rank of 595 (579); ancestry.co.uk ranks 8,891 (9,009) and ancestry.ca 26,225 (27,110). There are 31,419 (31,381) datasets in the collections including 1,966 (1,961) for Canada, 1,732 (1,731) for the UK, 133 (131) for Australia and, 25,131 (25,118) for the USA.
MyHeritage.com's Alexa rank was 5,438 (5,111)
Findmypast.co.uk has an Alexa rank of 28,283 (28,526). Findmypast.com ranks 154,884 (148,090).

Family Tree DNA has 656,898 (652,751) records in its database. It ranks 25,075 (25,626) on Alexa. 23andMe ranks 8,944 (9,300).

GenealogyinTime.com ranks 26,323 (30,849); Mocavo.com 52,149 (68,930); eogn.com continues its improvement in rank to 20,930 (23,274).

Britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk contains 6,997,856 (6,952,628) digitized pages; Alexa rank 145,140 (175,043).
Newspapers.com contains 1,936 (1,831) newspapers including 666,747 (666,647) pages for England and 1,228,225 (1,227,270) pages for Canada. The Alexa rank jumped to 58,456 (79,399).

Cyndislist.com claims 328,522 (328,431) total links in 203 (201) categories, with 1,778 (1,784) uncategorized; Alexa rank 82,214 (89,105).

FreeBMD.org.uk has 232,564,191 (231,897,137) distinct records, Alexa rank 94,226 (92,556).

CanadianHeadstones.com has over 728,000 (716,000) gravestone photo records from across Canada. It scores 581,713 (589,976) in Alexa traffic rank.
Deceasedonline.com ranked 751,311 (898,621).
The Canadian Gravemarker Gallery (gravemarkers.ca), with over  781,623 (766,000) photographs from across Canada, ranked 5,983,591 (6,443,597) on Alexa.

Amongst Canadian family history societies bifhsgo.ca Alexa ranks 1,484,860 (1,732,187), qfhs.ca 4,403,199 (4,408,546), and ogs.on.ca 226,797 (272,985).

And in case you're curious, Canada's Anglo-Celtic Connections has 5,116 (5,032) posts; on Alexa the .ca site ranked 155,972 (172,624), another jump.

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

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