Sunday, 1 December 2013

Benchmarks update for November

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

Most sites declined in Alexa ranking, the exceptions being familysearch.org, ancestry.ca, familytreedna.com, mocavo.com, britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk, newspapers.com, canadianheadstones.com, cyndislist.com, anglo-celtic-connections.blogspot.ca.

Familysearch.org has added or updated record collections1 in November for a total of 1,667 (1,661). Census & lists account for 152 (151); birth, marriage, & death 1006 (1005); probate & court 152 (151); military 118 (117); migration & naturalization 94 (92); other 145 (145). Familysearch.org has Alexa rank 5,045 (5,165).

Ancestry.com has Alexa rank of 624 (595); ancestry.co.uk ranks 9,290 (8,891) and ancestry.ca 24,839 (26,225). There are 31,441,(31,419) datasets in the collections including 1,965 (1,966) for Canada, 1,735 (1,732) for the UK, 133 (133) for Australia and, 25,150 (25,131) for the USA.
MyHeritage.com's Alexa rank was 6,256 (5,438)
Findmypast.co.uk has an Alexa rank of 30,835 (28,283). Findmypast.com ranks 166,169 (154,884).

Family Tree DNA has 660,594 (656,898) records in its database. It ranks 24,392 (25,075) on Alexa. 23andMe ranks 8,968 (8,944).

GenealogyinTime.com ranks 27,126 (26,323); Mocavo.com 49,726 (52,149); eogn.com 21,052 (20,930).

Britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk contains 7,075,304 (6,997,856) digitized pages, an average addition of 2,582 pages per day; Alexa rank 132,070 (145,140).
Newspapers.com contains 1,990 (1,936) newspapers including 666.836 (666,747) pages for England and 1,205,902 (1,228,225) pages for Canada. The Alexa rank edged up to 54,574 (58,456).

Cyndislist.com claims  328,743 (328,522) total links in 203 (203) categories, with 1,776 (1,778) uncategorized; Alexa rank leapt to 75,708 (82,214).

FreeBMD.org.uk has 233,278,246  (232,564,191) distinct records, Alexa rank 95,993 (94,226). Over 90 million of the records were extracted by the Canada-based scan2 syndicate.

CanadianHeadstones.com has over 756,000 (728,000) gravestone photo records from across Canada. It scores a huge jump in Alexa ranking to 490,344 (581,713).
Deceasedonline.com ranked 751,311 (898,621).
The Canadian Gravemarker Gallery (gravemarkers.ca), with over 794,000 (781,623) photographs from across Canada, ranked 6,335,750 (5,983,591) on Alexa.

Amongst Canadian family history societies bifhsgo.ca Alexa tumbled to rank 1,755,214 (1,484,860), qfhs.ca sank to 6,199,023 (4,403,199), and ogs.on.ca retreated to 251,586 (226,797).

And in case you're curious, Canada's Anglo-Celtic Connections has 5,189 (5,116) posts; on Alexa the .ca site rose marginally to 155,892 (155,972).

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

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