Wednesday, February 2, 2011 Provides Genealogy Industry Metrics

The Blog has this interesting article and accompanying graphic in an article at Predicts Industry Growth in Family History Trends Report.

The demographics chart is here.  The chart compares monthly visits in December 2010 to,,,,, and, and compares them to Decmber 2009.

I was surprised by the relatively low visit count to  I anticipate that the count will be much higher in December 2011 as more historical collections come online and the FamilySearch Family Tree becomes available to the public.

There are other graphics for members - gender, age, and more.

The title of the article is wrong though - this is a retrospective, not a prediction of genealogy related traffic and trends.

UPDATED 4:30 p.m.  I wrote this post at 10:30 a.m. today, and set it to post at 12 noon while I was away.  It went into the Draft category on blogger for some reason, and I posted it at 4 p.m. instead.  Oh well.


Joseph said...

I wonder if they were only taking into account traffic to the main domain and excluding the beta and pilot subdomains.

Darlene said...

I see 11:58 AM.

Darlene said...

I was not surprised there are more females than males researching, but definitely surprised there is a larger percentage of the younger researchers being male.

Agree with you, surprised the FamilySearch results are not higher.