Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Benchmarks update for June



Rejoice - it's Canada Day, we're halfway through the year, and I've slipped a bit in recording changes in the past couple of months. This a more comprehensive look at benchmarks than of late. The figures in () are for last month, in [] are at the start of the year.


Rankings for all genealogical and family history society sites followed have fallen since the start of the year. Despite loud objections to the change in search protocols findmypast sites have shown strong advances as have the digitized newspaper sites.
Familysearch.org has added or updated record collections for a total of 1,785 (1.776) [1,699]. Census & lists account for 154 (153) [152]; birth, marriage, & death 1.046 (1,044) [1,006]; probate & court 181 (178) [157]; military 124 (124) [119]; migration & naturalization 123 (121) [103]; and with a change in categories, other 145 (147) [150]; miscellaneous 12 (9) [-]. Familysearch.org has Alexa rank 4,392 (4,413) [5,286].
Ancestry steadied in rank on the .com site 729 (729) [667]; the .co.uk site continuing to advance 7,381 (8,036 ) [9,499] while .ca continued to rank within a range 25,559 (26,201) [24,614]. The number of datasets in the collection grew to 32,326 (32,258) [31,477] ; including 1,980 (1,980) [1,741] for Canada, 1,808 (1,802) [1,741] for the UK, 138 (138) [133] for Australia and, 25,670 (25,649 ) [25,175] for the USA.
MyHeritage.com's Alexa rank remained in a range 6,989 (7,104) [6,631]

Findmypast had another good month with .co.uk jumping in Alexa rank to 15,449 (17,734)[31,928] while .com continued to advance to 81,687 (84,262) [ 135,036] .

Family Tree DNA slipped in rank to 28,406 ( 27,671) [25,710] while claiming a total of 685,431 (-) [663,510] records. 23andMe ranks 14,972 (13,838) [9,314] continuing the decline with the FDA halt to its personal genetics health business.
GenealogyinTime.com ranks 29,972 (31,596) [31.473] ; Mocavo.com ranked 33,502 (34,446) [49,917], eogn.com tumbled to rank 28,956 (22,734), [22,544].
Britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk contains 8,256,052 (8,093,304) [7,242,336] digitized pages, an average addition of 5,425 (6,701) pages per day. 13 papers were added with more than 5 years digitized; Alexa rank 132,476 (128,875) [131,424].
Newspapers.com contains 3.166 (3,106) [2,072] newspapers including 669,042 (668.905) [667,144] pages for England and 1,586,121 (1,584,686) [1,208,259] pages for Canada. The Alexa rank continued a rapid advanced to 22,825 (23,580 ) [44,760].
Cyndislist.com claims 331,471 (331,374 )[329,378] total links in 205 (205) [204] categories, with 990 (990) [1,775] uncategorized; Alexa rank continued to advance to 36,951 (38,412) [74,074].
FreeBMD.org.uk has 236,907,482 (236,907) [234,654,611] distinct records, Alexa rank 50,312 (74,109) [85,288].
CanadianHeadstones.com has 884,000 (830,000) [772,000] gravestone photo records from across Canada. Alexa rank is 458,301 (407,816) [584,091]. Deceasedonline.com ranked 535,411 (789,721) [572,995]. The Canadian Gravemarker Gallery (gravemarkers.ca), has over 846,500 (820,000) [800,000 ] photographs from across Canada recovered to 5,813,225 (6,905,114) [7,260,634 ] on Alexa.
Amongst Canadian family history societies bifhsgo.ca ranked 2,893,911 (1,826,487) [2,118,252], qfhs.ca ranked 7,427,953 (3,730,389 ) [4,798,171], and ogs.on.ca ranked 425,215 (392,622) [299,490].
In the US, ngsgenealogy.org ranked 385,799, americanancestors.org ranked 94,953, scgsgenealogy.com ranked 567,843
In the UK, sog.org.uk ranked 788,944 (626,637).And in case you're curious, Canada's Anglo-Celtic Connections has 5,728 (5,649) [5,267] posts; on Alexa the .ca site ranked 365,679 (407,703) [191,163].

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

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