Monday, 1 September 2014

Benchmarks update for August

Even if August is a quiet month in the family history world there has been some movement.

Familysearch.org has added or updated record collections for a total of 1,804 (1,794). Census & lists account for 159 (154); birth, marriage, & death 1,057 (1,049); probate & court 182 (184); military 123 (124); migration & naturalization 124 (124); and with a change in categories, other 142 (142); miscellaneous 17 (16). Familysearch.org edged up in Alexa rank 4,239 (4,242).

Ancestry sites all advanced in rank: the .com site 651 (688); the .co.uk site 6,138, (7,827) and the .ca 22,127,(23,618). The number of datasets in the collection grew to 32,375 (32,363); including 1,981 (1,981) for Canada, 1,811 (1,806) for the UK, 141 (139) for Australia and, 25,679 (25,674 ) for the USA.

MyHeritage.com's Alexa rank declined to 7,666 (6,400).

Findmypast.co.uk slipped further in Alexa rank to 18,625 (15,997) while .com made another healthly gain to 69,406 (75,169).

Alexa rank for canadiana.ca rose to 401,780 (429,924).

Family Tree DNA slipped again in rank to 32,161 (29,479) while claiming a total of 696,851  (693,810) records. 23andMe at 15,923 (15,285) continued its decline since the FDA halt to its personal genetics health business.

GenealogyinTime.com ranked 26,466 (30,307) ; Mocavo.com 27,594 (29,429) and, eogn.com 31,460 (31,239).

Britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk contains 8,572,037 (8,412,982) digitized pages, an average addition of 5,131 (5,062) pages per day. Alexa rank 110,925 (131,799).
Newspapers.com contains 3,289 (3,252) newspapers including 669,469 (669,141) pages for England and 1,672,744 (1,611,611) pages for Canada. The Alexa rank continued a rapid advanced to 17,321 (21,001).

Cyndislist.com claims  332,447 (332,819) total links in 204 (204) categories, with 990 (990) uncategorized; Alexa rank continued to advance to 30,076 (33,336).

FreeBMD.org.uk quietly added records mid-month, now with 240,217,566  (238,293,287) distinct records. Years will more than 5,000 records added in 2 months were, for births 1940, 1943, 1958, 1960, 1962, 1964-66, 1969-73; for marriages 1962, 1964-66, 1968-73; for deaths 1970-71, 1973. Alexa rank 51,004 (49,360).

CanadianHeadstones.com has 948,000 (920,000) gravestone photo records from across Canada. Alexa rank is 455,376 (443,628). Deceasedonline.com crept up in rank 566,691 (568,964). The Canadian Gravemarker Gallery (gravemarkers.ca), with over 854,000 (849,000) photographs from across Canada, declined to 6,748,685 (6,655,434) on Alexa.

Among Canadian family history societies bifhsgo.ca ranked 2,455,914 (3,694,712), qfhs.ca 6,716,891 (-), and ogs.on.ca 448,063 (417,298).
In the US, ngsgenealogy.org ranked 474,862 (458,128), americanancestors.org ranked 82,246 (98,663), scgsgenealogy.com tumbled to rank 877,999 (591,619).
In the UK, sog.org.uk ranked 546,878 (632,638).

And in case you're curious, Canada's Anglo-Celtic Connections has 5,877 (5,807) posts; on Alexa the .ca site ranked 249,917 (285,046).

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

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