05 January 2013

Top genealogy websites

GenealogyInTime Magazine is out with its list of top 100 genealogy websites for 2013 based on Alexa rankings. 24 sites are new to the list this year, 24 dropped out.
Ancestry.com leads the list by a wide margin. Compared to all websites it ranks 680th on Alexa, second is MyHeritage.com with Alexa rank 3,965th.
GenealogyInTime provides a comprehensive analysis of the data; worth a look.
Anglo-Celtic Connections just made it into the list, ranked 95th.  The analysis was kind enough not to point out that it dropped more in the rankings than any other site in the list! Several excellent blogs fell just below the mark.
Ancestry.ca (19) leads the list of Canada-based sites closely followed by GenealogyInTime (21), then Automated Genealogy (73, a substantial jump in ranking), Ontario Genealogical Society (77, new this year) and Anglo-Celtic Connections (95).
There are 14 UK sites, lead by ancestry.co.uk (6), findmypast.co.uk (14), genesreunited (24), freebmd (36) and Roots Chat (42). One Irish site makes the list, Roots Ireland (83).
Are there sites on the list you don't know that could be useful?
Thanks to GenealogyInTime for alerting me to this new list.

1 comment:

GailD said...

Congratulations, John, for Anglo-Celtic Connections making it to the list of top 100 genealogy sites for 2013. For me, your blog is number one, and now the rest of the world will learn to become one of your regular followers.

What do I like best about your blog?
- Daily posts
- Valuable tips about new sources
- Intelligent commentary about genealogy trends and issues
- Frequent support and promotion of the genealogy community in Canada and elsewhere
- Excellent writing style.

Thank you! Keep up the great work.