Sunday, 1 June 2014

Benchmarks update for May

Another month come and gone; May did so very quickly for me. Here`s how major genealogical sites did during the month.

Familysearch.org has added or updated record collections for a total of 1,776 (1,762). Census & lists account for 153 (156); birth, marriage, & death 1,044 (1,037); probate & court 178 (173); military 124 (123); migration & naturalization 121 (118); and with a change in categories, other 147 (149); miscellaneous 9 (6). Familysearch.org has Alexa rank 4,413 (4,451).

Ancestry slipped in rank on the .com site 729 (710); the .co.uk continuing to advance 8,036 (8,485) while .ca advanced to rank 26,201 (27,485). The number of datasets in the collection grew to 32,258 (31,775) thanks to collections added from familysearch; including 1,980 (1,979) for Canada, 1,802 (1,781) for the UK, 138 (136) for Australia and, 25,649 (25,237) for the USA.

MyHeritage.com's Alexa rank declined to 7,104 (6,893)

Findmypast had another good month with .co.uk leaping in Alexa rank to 17,734 (21,453), while .com edged further ahead to 84,262 (84,684).

Family Tree DNA returned to it`s rank two months ago 27,671 (29,227). 23andMe ranks 13,838 (12,777) continuing the decline with the FDA halt to its personal genetics health business.

GenealogyinTime.com at 31,596 (32,960) continue a drift up the rankings; Mocavo.com retreated to rank 38,566 (28,751), while eogn.com slipped further to rank 26,928 (23,384).

Britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk contains 8,093,304 (7,894,131) digitized pages, an average addition of 6,424 (7,436) pages per day; Alexa rank 139,165 (127,378). A full list of recent additions is at http://goo.gl/88JleK

Newspapers.com contains 3.106 (3,061) newspapers including 668.905 (668,385) pages for England and 1,584,686 (1,523,074) pages for Canada with substantial additions for the Vancouver Daily World (1888 - 1924) in May. The Alexa rank bounced back to 23,580 (24,228).

Cyndislist.com claims 331,374 (331,043) total links in 205 (205) categories, with 990 (1,285) uncategorized; Alexa rank continued to advance to 38,412 (46,142).

FreeBMD.org.uk has  238,293,287 (237,672,737) distinct records, the Alexa rank jumped to 54,787 (63,126).

Deceasedonline.com continued to gain in rank, 595,341.
CanadianHeadstones.com has 864,000 (830,000 at the end of March) gravestone photo records from across Canada. Alexa rank is rapidly improving 420,710 (407,816 at the end of March).The Canadian Gravemarker Gallery (gravemarkers.ca), has over 843,743 (820,000 at end of March) photographs from across Canada took a big Alexa hit to rank 12,588,695.

Bifhsgo.ca declined to rank 1,826,487 (1,508,466), qfhs.ca edged up to rank 3,730,389 (3,794,396), and ogs.on.ca advanced to rank 392,622 (396,009). In the UK sog.org.uk returned to it`s rank two months ago 626,637 (541,620).

And in case you're curious, Canada's Anglo-Celtic Connections has 5.648 (5,584) posts; on Alexa the .ca site advanced to rank 407,703 (478,971).

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

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