Saturday, 1 March 2014

Benchmarks update for February

Cold was the word of the month for February, and while change seemed glacial in genealogy online there were a few surprise moves.
 
Familysearch.org has added or updated record collections for a total of 1,726 (1,711). Census & lists account for 155 (152); birth, marriage, & death 1.025 (1,025); probate & court 163 (161); military 121 (119); migration & naturalization 110 (104); other 152 (150). Familysearch.org has Alexa rank 4,907 (5,064).
 
Ancestry saw little change in rank on the .com site 664 (663); the .co.uk continuing to advance 9,003 (9,239) while .ca slipped back below it's position two months ago 24,742 (21,991). Despite the continued addition of databases from FamilySearch the number of datasets in the collection remained the same, 31,665; 1,972 (1,968) for Canada, 1,766 (1,769) for the UK, 133 (133) for Australia and, 25,204 (25,213) for the USA.
MyHeritage.com's Alexa rank jumped to 6,195 (6,454)
Findmypast had a good month with .co.uk jumping in Alexa rank to 27,107 (29,485), while .com leaped up to 97,432 (107,032).
 
Family Tree DNA slid again in rank to 27,417 (26,261) while claiming a total of 670,716 records. 23andMe ranks 10,555 (9,908) continuing the decline with the FDA halt to its personal genetics health business.
 
GenealogyinTime.com at 35,695 (34,475) continue a drift down the rankings; Mocavo.com gained 41,125 (49,104), while eogn.com gained back some of the previous month loss, rank 22,913 (23,739).
 
Britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk contains 7,463,301 (7,343,941) digitized pages, an average addition of 4,263 (3,377) pages per day; Alexa rank 130,047 (126,932).
Newspapers.com contains 2,372 (2,142) newspapers including 667,873 (667,310) pages for England and 1,221,573 (1,213,349) pages for Canada. The Alexa rank continued a rapid advanced to 28,254 (35,659).
 
Cyndislist.com claims 329,681 (329,573) total links in 204 (204) categories, with 1,773 (1,773) uncategorized; Alexa rank continued to advance 62,773 (65,043).
 
FreeBMD.org.uk has 236,152,668 (235,362,957) distinct records, Alexa rank 77,855 (80,951).
 
CanadianHeadstones.com has 810,000 (794,000) gravestone photo records from across Canada. Alexa rank is rapidly improving 488,144 (513,183).
Deceasedonline.com which just started offering subscriptions, climbed to 695,270 (697,098).
The Canadian Gravemarker Gallery (gravemarkers.ca), has over 820,000 (815,000) photographs from across Canada and fell back to 8,203,598 (5,669,563) on Alexa.
 
Amongst Canadian family history societies bifhsgo.ca slipped to rank 2,274,173 (2,130,064), qfhs.ca climbed to rank 5,589,346 (6,655,816), and ogs.on.ca continued to decline to rank 337,640 (327,202).
 
And in case you're curious, Canada's Anglo-Celtic Connections has 5,418 (5,356) posts; on Alexa the .ca site tanked to 365,252 (236,710).
Did I miss something significant? If so please post a comment with statistics if applicable.
 

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