Thursday, January 1, 2015

Genealogy Industry Benchmark Numbers for 1 January 2015

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 2015 (see the last three year's numbers at Genealogy Industry Benchmark Numbers for 1 January 2014; 1 January 2013 Benchmark Numbers and 1 January 2012 Benchmark Numbers):

1) http://www.Ancestry.com (various, $$)

*  about 2.125 million paying subscribers (2014: 2.175 million; 2013: about 2.0 million; 2012: about 1.7 million)
* 32,529 Databases in the Card Catalog (2014: 31,477; 2013: 31,322; 2012: 30,482; 2011: 30,006)
*  about 60 million family trees with over 6 billion profiles (2014:  55 million trees, over 5 billion profiles; 2013: 29 million trees, over 3 billion profiles)
* 2,147,483,647 persons in Public Member Trees (2014; same as 2013; 2013: 2,147,483,647; 2012: 1,838,295,985; 2011: 
1,263,587,509)
* 1,060,127,515 persons in Private Member Trees (2014:  824,470,052; 2013: 619,560,089; 2012: 448,817,254; 2011: 308,674,051)

Note:  The Public Member Trees number has not been updated since 2013.

2) www.FamilySearch.org (various, free)

* 1,871 Historical Record Collections online (2014: 1699; 2013: 1,413; 2012: 1,000; 2011: 519)
* 80,630 Research Wiki articles (2014: 75,809; 2013: 70,171; 2012: 65,815; 2011: 46,002)
* 529 Research Courses (by skill level) (2014: 450; 2013: 432; 2012: 252; 2011: 109)
* 99 Community Trees (2014: 97; 2013: 91; 2012: 67; 2011: 64)

*  1,263,791,848 FamilySearch Indexing records completed (2014:  960,171,033)
*  160,185,712 indexed records added in 2014
*  1.03 billion digital images online *  170 million digital images of records added in 2014 (2013: 170 million)
*  about 240 million names in FamilySearch Genealogies (2014: 240 million)
*  about 1.1 billion profiles in FamilySearch Family Tree. (2014: 1.0 billion)
*  12 million profiles added in 2014 to FamilySearch Family Tree (2013:  12 million)
*  4.9 million family photos in FamilySearch Family Tree (2013: 1.8 million)

Note:  FamilySearch does not provide public information about some numbers.

3) http://www.Fold3.com (records, $$)

*   445 titles of original documents (counted) (2014:  434)
*   437,779,797 total records (2014: 426,351,717)

4) www.WorldVitalRecords.com (records, $$)

*  about 22,820 collections (2014: 23,210; 2013: 22,336; 2012: 28,700)
*  more than 4.2 billion names (2014: over 4.2 billion; 2013: over 4.2 billion; 2012: 4.2 billion)
* over 158 million record images (2014: over 158 million; 2013: over 158 million; 2012: 158 million)
*  over 100 million newspaper pages (2014: over 100 million; 2013: over 100 million; 2012: 100 million)


5) http://www.Archives.com/ (records, $$)

* 508  databases (2014: 456; 2013: 321; 2012: 268; 2011: 140)
* over 4 billion  records (2014: 2.6 billion; 2013: over 2.5 billion; 2012: over 1.5 billion; 2011: 1,158,738,805)


6) http://www.AmericanAncestors.org (records, $$)

* almost 400 online collections
*  more than 247 million records

7) www.Rootsweb.Ancestry.com (free)

* 751,736012 persons in WorldConnect family trees (2014:  723,773,068; 2013: 698,798,164; 2012: 667,438,708; 2011: 630,984,813 )
* 442,391 WorldConnect databases (2014: 440,417; 2013: 437,989; 2012: 434,729; 2011: 430,030)
* 309,88,224 records in FreeBMD database (2014: 297,879,501; 2013: 282,193,587; 2012: 266,785,174; 2011: 195,536,463)


8) www.FindMyPast.com (records, $$)

* over 2.0 billion family history records (2014: 1.6 billion; 2013: about 750 million; 2012: about 750 million)
*  581 United Kingdom databases (2014: 450)
*  269 Australasia databases (2014: 276)

*  558 U.S.A. databases (2014: 45)

9)  www.Mocavo.com (records, $$)

*  423,803 Databases (2014: about 175,000)

10) www.CyndisList.com (links, free)

* 295,359 genealogy links (2014:  329,378; 2013: 325,819; 2012: 309,467; 2011: 291,330)


11) www.Linkpendium.com (links, free) 

*  10,377,437 genealogy links (2014: 10,212,253; 2013: 10,049,723; 2012: 9,948,990; 2011: 9,239,987)

12)  www.FindAGrave.com (records, free):

*  over 121 million grave records (2014:  over 110 million; 2013:  over 91 million; 2012: over 73 million)

13)  www.BillionGraves.com (records, free):

*  over 10.3 million grave records (2014: over 5.3 million)

14) www.GenealogyBank.com (records, $$)

* over 6,500 newspapers (2014: over 6,500; 2013:  over 6,400; 2012: 5,800; 2011: 4,600)
* over 1.727 billion records (2014: over 1.528 billion; 2013: over 1.365 billion; 2012: over 1 billion; 2011: 700 million)

 215 million obituaries (2014: 215 million)

15)  http://ChroniclingAmerica.loc.gov/ (records, free):

*  8,831,604 newspaper pages available (2014: 6,673,511; 2013: 5,206,652; 2012: 4,540,417)

16)  http://www.Newspapers.com (records, $$)

*  Over 3,400 US newspapers (2014: over 200)
*  856,422,889 pages (2014: 56,873,402)

17)  www.NewspaperARCHIVE.com (records, $$):

*  Over 6,200 newspapers (2014: over 5,000)
*  Over 155 million newspaper pages (2014: over 120 million)

18) www.MyHeritage.com (separate trees, $$)

*   64,803,737 million registered Members (2014: 75 million; 2013: 72 million; 2012: 61,626,012)
*  16,109,153 Family Sites (2014: NN; 2013: 27 million; 2012: 20,920,031; 2011: 16,306,687)
*   1,411,945,076 billion individuals in family trees (2014: over 1.5 billion; 2013: 1.5 billion; 2012: 906,702,547; 2011: 645,780,280)


19) www.Geni.com (shared tree, $$)

*  almost 7 million users (2014: almost 7 million; 2013: almost 7 million; 2012: almost 6 million)
* 144,067,016 million profiles in family trees (2014: NNN million; 2013: over 100 million; 2012: over 100 million)
*  83,158,103 profiles in Geni's World Family Tree (2014: over 70 million; 2013: over 65 million; 2012: 60,629,166)


20) www.WeRelate.org wiki (shared tree, free)

* over 2.655 million persons in family tree (2014: over 2.3 million; 2013: over 2.3 million; 2012: over 2 million)

21)  www.WikiTree.com wiki (shared tree, free)

*  233,297 WikiTreers (2014:  ocver 80,000; 2013: 57,000; 2012: 43,000)
*  8,835,233 profiles (2014:  over 5.3 million; 2013: 4.2 million; 2012: 2.9 million)


22)  www.GeneaNet.com (separate trees, $$)

*  2 million members (2014:  2 million)
*  Over 1.9 billion profiles in online family trees (2014: over 650 million)

23)  www.OneGreatFamily.com (shared tree, $$)

*  Over 190 million entries

24)  www.FamilyTreeDNA.com (DNA, $$):

*  707,017 DNA test results (2014: 663,523; 2013: 401,057)

25)  www.23andme.com (DNA, $$):

*   over 750,000 genotyped customers (2014: about 500,000)

I obtained those numbers from publicly available information on the websites.  Several sites have not updated their numbers, or have hidden the numbers.

There are many free and subscription websites that do not publish easily findable numbers.

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!

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Copyright (c) 2014, Randall J. Seaver 


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