Saturday, 1 November 2014

Benchmarks Update for October

  Major gainers in Alexa rank in October were both DNA sites, britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk, cyndislist.com.
Familysearch.org has added or updated record collections for a total of 1,841 (1,837). Census & lists account for 166 (164); birth, marriage, & death 1,075 (1,073); probate & court 191 (191); military 124 (124); migration & naturalization 124 (124); and with a change in categories, other 142 (142); miscellaneous 19 (10). Familysearch.org slid back in Alexa rank to 4,025 (4,373).

While ancestry.com slipped 647 (634); the .co.uk site 5,169 (5,755) and the .ca 17,578 (18,451) continued strong advances. The number of datasets in the collection grew to 32, 467 (32,405); but with fewer 1,935 (1,984) for Canada, and increases 1,828 (1,818) for the UK, 143 (141) for Australia and, 25,701 (25,692) for the USA.

MyHeritage.com's gained  rank to 7,536 (7,768).

Findmypast.co.uk gained back some of the previous month losses in Alexa rank to 19,540 (20,373) while .com tumbled to 78,892 (70,980).

Canadiana.ca gave up all the previous month gains, and more, to rank 406,563 (317,792).

Family Tree DNA continued to advance in rank to 27,707 (30,833) while claiming a total of 702,473 (699,630) records. 23andMe had a strong advance in rank 13,828 (15,800)

GenealogyinTime.com slipped again to rank 31,808 (28,817) ; Mocavo.com also slipped 27.139 (27,599) and, eogn.com tumbled 41,597 (34,243). Lostcousins.com bucked the losing trend to advance in Alexa rank 194,918 (214,004).

Britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk moved past the 9 million mark to contain 9,048,506 (8,748,345) digitized pages, an average addition of 9,683 (5,877) pages per day. Alexa rank leapt 81,341 (101,320).

Newspapers.com contains 3,386 (3,328) newspapers including 670,134 (669,698) pages for England and 1,813,676 (1,727,976) pages for Canada. The Alexa rank continued advancing to 15,347 (16,442).

Cyndislist.com claims 333,040 (332,773) total links in 205 (204) categories, with 978 (979) uncategorized; Alexa rank continued to advance to 24,945 (27,190).

FreeBMD.org.uk now has 242,129,588 (241,001,812) distinct records. Alexa rank 47,238 (48,360).

CanadianHeadstones.com passed the one million milestone and now has 1,004,000 (976,000) gravestone photo records from across Canada. Alexa rank continued to advance to 353,161 (355,498). Deceasedonline.com also advanced in rank to 440,044 (474,578). Coverage of the Canadian Gravemarker Gallery as it's unranked by Alexa for the second successive month.

Among Canadian family history societies bifhsgo.ca ranked 1,651,650 (1,605,692), qfhs.ca 2,138,615 (2,728,294), and ogs.on.ca 360,776 (344,999).

All US society sites advanced, ngsgenealogy.org ranked 406,792 (420,275), americanancestors.org ranked 65,407 (69,126), scgsgenealogy.com ranked 1,043,462 1,228,249 (877,999).
In the UK, sog.org.uk ranked 478,615 (459,515).

And in case you're curious, Canada's Anglo-Celtic Connections has 6,035 (5,957) posts; on Alexa the .ca site ranked 185,163 (190,360).

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

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