Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Benchmarks update for December

First up in 2014, after a wish for a Happy New Year, a look at how your favourite genealogy sites did during December. Comparable figures are for a month ago. About two-thirds of the sites showed declines in Alexa ranking.

Familysearch.org has added or updated record collections for a total of 1,699 (1,667). Census & lists account for 152 (152); birth, marriage, & death 1018 (1006); probate & court 157 (152); military 119 (118); migration & naturalization 103 (94); other 150 (145). Familysearch.org has Alexa rank 5,286 (5,045).

Ancestry.com has Alexa rank of 667 (624); ancestry.co.uk ranks 9,499 (9,290) and ancestry.ca 24,614 (24,839). There are 31,477 (31,441) datasets in the collections including 1,965 (1,965) for Canada, 1,741 (1,735) for the UK, 133 (133) for Australia and, 25,175 (25,150) for the USA.
MyHeritage.com's Alexa rank was 6,631 (6,256)
Findmypast.co.uk has an Alexa rank of 31,928 (30,835). Findmypast.com ranks 135,036 (166,169).

Family Tree DNA has 663,510 (660,594) records in its database. It ranks 25,710 (24,392) on Alexa. 23andMe ranks 9,314 (8,968).

GenealogyinTime.com ranks 31,473 (27,126); Mocavo.com 49,917 (49,726); eogn.com 22,544 (21,052).

Britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk contains 7,242,336 (7,075,304) digitized pages, an average addition of 4,807 (2,582) pages per day; Alexa rank 131,424 (132,070).
Newspapers.com contains 2,072 (1,990) newspapers including 667,144 (666.836) pages for England and 1,208,259 (1,205,902) pages for Canada. The Alexa rank advanced to 44,760 (54,574).

Cyndislist.com claims  329,378 (328,743) total links in 204 (203) categories, with 1,775 (1,776) uncategorized; Alexa rank continued to advance 74,074 (75,708).

FreeBMD.org.uk has 234,654,611 (233,278,246) distinct records, Alexa rank 85,288 (95,993).

CanadianHeadstones.com has 772,000 (756,000) gravestone photo records from across Canada. It returned to Alexa ranking to 584,091 (490,344) (581,713).
Deceasedonline.com ranked jumped to 572,995 (751,311).
Now entering its 15th year of operation, the Canadian Gravemarker Gallery (gravemarkers.ca), has over 800,000 (794,000) photographs from across Canada and ranked 7,260,634 (6,335,750) on Alexa.

Amongst Canadian family history societies bifhsgo.ca slid to rank 2,118,252 (1,755,214), qfhs.ca recovered to rank 4,798,171 (6,199,023), and ogs.on.ca retreated again to rank 299,490 (251,586).

And in case you're curious, Canada's Anglo-Celtic Connections has 5,267 (5,189) posts; on Alexa the .ca site tanked to 191,163 (155,892).

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

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