Thursday, 1 January 2015

Benchmarks Update for December and 2014

First up in 2015, after a wish for a Happy New Year, a look at how your favourite genealogy sites did during December and since the start of 2014.
Sites showing gains for both the month and the year are familysearch.org, findmypast.com, familytreedna.com,

Alexa Rankings
Website 31-Dec 30-Nov Year Ago
familysearch.org 3,591 3,988 5,286
ancestry.com 740 680 667
ancestry.co.uk 5,105 4,990 9,499
ancestry.ca 19,287 16,926 24,614
myHeritage.com 6,673 7,029 6,631
findmypast.co.uk 17,521 16,848 31,928
findmypast.com 70,310 72,904 135,036
canadiana.ca 437,933 374,504
familytreedna.com 22,110 24,859 25,710
23andMe.com 11,148 12,952 9,314
genealogyintime.com 52,225 40,021 31,473
mocavo.com 38,496 31,692 49,917
eogn.com 58,419 50,891 22,544
lostcousins.com 155,676 161,200
britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk 81,203 76,302
newspapers.com 17,750 17,086
cyndislist.com 35,149 27,209 74,074
freebmd.org.uk 63,079 49,273 85,288 
canadianheadstones.com 445,215 335,040 584,091
deceasedonline.com 867,879 515,708 572,995
bifhsgo.ca 3,937,595 1,913,122 2,118,252 
qfhs.ca 4,206,665 2,191,465 4,798,171
ogs.on.ca 403,376 366,471 299,940
ngsgenealogy.org 404,747 369,995
americanancestors.org 110,060 76,148
scgsgenealogy.com 1,120,531  901,961
sog.org.uk 668,105 529,293
anglo-celtic-connections 267,312 186,563  191,163

Remember, there are other sites you likely use. Here are the top ten sites according to Alexa. How many do you use for family history?

1 Google.com
2 Facebook.com
3 Youtube.com
4 Yahoo.com
5 Baidu.com (Chinese)
6 Amazon.com
7 Wikipedia.org
8 Taobao.com (Chinese)
9 Twitter.com
10 Qq.com (Chinese)


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