Thursday, 1 May 2014

Benchmarks update for April

Here is a slightly abbreviated collection of statistics for April, limited as I put the final touches on presentations for the OGS conference.

Familysearch.org has added or updated record collections for a total of 1,762 (1,729). Census & lists account for 156 (156); birth, marriage, & death 1,037 (1,028); probate & court 173 (163); military 123 (121); migration & naturalization 118 (110); and with a change in categories, other 149 (149); miscellaneous 6 (3). Familysearch.org has Alexa rank 4,451 (4,617).

Ancestry fell in rank on the .com site 710 (666); the .co.uk continuing to advance 8,485 (8,953) while .ca continued to slide to rank 27,485 (26,240). The number of datasets in the collection grew to 31,775 (31,673); including 1,979 (1,972) for Canada, 1,781 (1,766) for the UK, 136 (133) for Australia and, 25,237 (25,194) for the USA.

MyHeritage.com's Alexa rank declined to 6,893 (6,534)

Findmypast had another good month with .co.uk jumping in Alexa rank to 21,453 (24,595), while .com continued to advance to 84,684 (95,310).
Family Tree DNA declined in rank to 29,227 (27,253) while claiming a total of 672,703 records. 23andMe ranks 12,777 (11,845) continuing the decline with the FDA halt to its personal genetics health business.

GenealogyinTime.com at 32,960 (33,452) continue a drift up the rankings; Mocavo.com gave back half its gain from the previous month 28,751 (34,446), while eogn.com slipped to rank 23,384 (22,734).

Britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk contains 7,894,131 (7,671,039) digitized pages, an average addition of 7,436 (6,701) pages per day; Alexa rank 127,378 (128,875).
Newspapers.com contains 3,061 (2,737) newspapers including 668,385 (668,227) pages for England and 1,523,074 (1,408,575) pages for Canada with more than 47,000 pages from the Brandon Sun added in April. The Alexa rank declined to 24,228 (23,998).

Cyndislist.com claims 331,043 (330,692) total links in 205 (205) categories, with 1,285 (1,524) uncategorized; Alexa rank continued to advance to 46,142 (49,117).

FreeBMD.org.uk has 237,672,737 (236,907,482) distinct records, the Alexa rank jumped to 63,126 (74,109).

Deceasedonline.com gained in rank to more than make up the previous month loss 679,593 (789,721).

Family history societies had a good month: bifhsgo.ca climbed again to rank 1,508,466 (1,637,661), qfhs.ca also climbed to rank 3,794,396 (3,978,180), and ogs.on.ca inched up to rank 396,009 (396,335). In the UK sog.org.uk gained rank to 541,620 (626,707).

And in case you're curious, Canada's Anglo-Celtic Connections has 5,584 (5,510) posts; on Alexa the .ca site had yet another fall to rank 478,971 (454,497).
Statistics for CanadianHeadstones.com Canadian Gravemarker Gallery (gravemarkers.ca) are deferred.

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

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