Saturday, 1 February 2014

Benchmarks update for January

Updating the monthly Alexa and other benchmarks for leading genealogical websites as of the end of January shows the major commercial sites gaining ground. In case you missed it GenealogyInTime posted their annual top 100 genealogy websites earlier in the month. See it at http://goo.gl/vbp8wM
 
Familysearch.org has added or updated record collections for a total of 1,711 (1,699). Census & lists account for 152 (152); birth, marriage, & death 1.025 (1,018); probate & court 161 (157); military 119 (119); migration & naturalization 104 (103); other 150 (150). Familysearch.org has Alexa rank 5,064 (5,286).
 
Ancestry had a good month. The .com site edged up for Alexa rank 663 (667); ancestry.co.uk reversed the previous month decline to rank 9,239 (9,499) and ancestry.ca 21,991 (24,614). With the addition of databases from familysearch.org here are 31,665 (31,477) datasets in the collections including 1,968 (1,965) for Canada, 1,769 (1,741) for the UK, 133 (133) for Australia and, 25,213 (25,175) for the USA.
MyHeritage.com's Alexa rank was 6,454 (6,631) regaining half the ground lost the previous month.
Findmypast.co.uk has an Alexa rank of 29,485 (31,928). Findmypast.com ranks 107,032 (135,036).
 
Family Tree DNA, which no longer lists statistics on records in its database on its website front page, ranks 26,261 (25,710) on Alexa. 23andMe ranks 9,908 (9,314) continuing to decline as the FDA halt to its personal genetics health business takes hold.
 
GenealogyinTime.com ranks 34,475 (31,473); Mocavo.com 49,104 (49,917); eogn.com 23,739 (22,544).
 
Britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk contains 7,343,941 (7,242,336) digitized pages, an average addition of 3,377 (4,807) pages per day; Alexa rank 126,932 (131,424).
Newspapers.com contains 2,142 (2,072) newspapers including 667,310 (667,144) pages for England and 1,213,349 (1,208,259) pages for Canada. The Alexa rank continued a rapid advanced to 35,659 (44,760).
 
Cyndislist.com claims 329,573 (329,378) total links in 204 (204) categories, with 1,773 (1,775) uncategorized; Alexa rank continued to advance 65,043 (74,074).
 
FreeBMD.org.uk has 235,362,957 (234,654,611) distinct records, Alexa rank 80,951 (85,288).
 
CanadianHeadstones.com has 794,000 (772,000) gravestone photo records from across Canada. Alexa rank 513,183 (584,091).
Deceasedonline.com fell back from its jump the previous month to 697,098 (572,995).
The Canadian Gravemarker Gallery (gravemarkers.ca), has over 815,000 (800,000) photographs from across Canada and advanced to 5,669,563 (7,260,634) on Alexa.
 
Amongst Canadian family history societies bifhsgo.ca slipped to rank 2,130,064 (2,118,252), qfhs.ca reversed the previous month climb to rank 6,655,816 (4,798,171), and ogs.on.ca continued to decline to rank 327,202 (299,490).
 
And in case you're curious, Canada's Anglo-Celtic Connections has 5,356 (5,267) posts; on Alexa the .ca site sunk further to 236,710 (191,163).
Did I miss something significant? If so please post a comment with statistics if applicable.
 

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