Monday, January 3, 2011

1 January 2011 Benchmark Numbers

I'm still a "numbers guy" and like to try to keep track of various numbers in the genealogy world.  So this is a list of genealogy numbers as of 1 January 2011:

1)  http://www.ancestry.com/

*  30,006 Databases in the Card Catalog
*  1,263,587,509 persons in Public Member Trees
*  308,674,051 persons in Private Member Trees

2)  www.Familysearch.org

*  519 Historical Record Collections online
*  46,002 Research Wiki articles
*  109 Research Courses
*  64 Community Trees

3)  http://www.footnote.com/

*  509 sets of original documents (counted)
*  71,731,610 images online

4)  www.WorldVitalRecords.com

*  3.6 million records
*  1 billion newspaper articles

5)  http://www.archives.com/

*  140 databases
*  1,158,738,805 records

6)  www.GenealogyBank.com

*  over 4,600 newspapers
*  over 700 million records

7)  www.Rootsweb.Ancestry.com

*  630,984,813 persons in WorldConnect family trees
*  430,030 WorldConnect databases
*  195,536,463 records in FreeBMD database

8)  http://www.americanancestors.org/

*  almost 3,000 databases

9)  www.MyHeritage.com

*  16,306,687 Family Trees
*  645,780,280 individuals in family trees

10)  www.GeneaNet.org

*  404,837,225 individuals in family trees
*  over 200 million records

11)  www.Geni.com

*  over 90 million profiles in family trees
*  over 50 million profiles in Big World Tree

12)  www.WeRelate.org wiki

*  1,960,000 persons in family tree

13)  www.GenesReunited.com

*  11 million family trees
*  752 million names in family trees

14)  http://www.origins.net/

*  54 databases listed
*  over 70 million names in family trees

15)  www.FindMyPast.co.uk

*  over 650 million family history records

16)  www.OneGreatFamily.com

*  over 180 million names

17)  www.Cyndi'sList.com

*  291,330 genealogy links

18)  www.Linkpendium.com

*  9,239,987 genealogy links

I obtained those numbers from publicly available information on the websites. 

What other websites and what other numbers should I be benchmarking?  Are some of the numbers wrong?  Please tell me in Comments and I will edit the list above!

1 comment:

Janis said...

Randy,

One newspaper source that everyone seems to miss is NewspaperArchive.com. The statistics I found by reading their site are:
at http://www.newspaperarchive.com/Register/Free-Membership.aspx I found:

Access To The Largest Online Newspaper Archive - Over 100 million pages.

and

We're adding over 25 million pages to the archive this year so your membership grows in value over time.

at http://www.newspaperarchive.com/about-us/whats-new.aspx found:

The NewspaperARCHIVE newspapers cover history from 1753 to 2009, and span all 50 U.S. states as well as several countries throughout the world. They cover the past of 861 cities and towns and the lives of those who lived in them.