Archive for April 21, 2014
Find the genealogy website you’re looking for – 2014 top 100 genealogy websites
GenealogyInTime Magazine has published its third annual review and ranking of the top 100 genealogy websites this year. This in depth compilation is a must read for any genealogist. According to GenealogyInTime Magaine,
“[They] distinguish between genealogy websites and websites that may contain ancestral records. The two are not the same. That is, the Top 100 List is based on websites specifically devoted to genealogy and genealogy audiences. Other websites such as Chronicling America or Australia’s Trove (and most other national archive websites) contain ancestral records in addition to many other things. These websites serve multiple audiences (historians, archivists, hobbyists, etc.) and not just genealogists.”
GenealogyInTime Magazine also provides an interesting break down of the top 10 genealogy websites. According to their data,
“Ancestry.com continues to dominate in the top position. It gets considerably more traffic than any other genealogy website. In fact, it gets more than three times the traffic of any other genealogy website.
Find A Grave has moved up one spot into second position. The number of records on the Find A Grave website has grown rapidly in the last two years.
FamilySearch.org has moved from fourth place into third place this year. It has also significantly increased the number of ancestral records over the past year.
MyHeritage.com has dropped from second to fourth place this year. There are a few other family tree websites that now compete with MyHeritage.
Geni.com and Ancestry.co.uk continue to hold the fifth and sixth positions again this year.
Geneanet moved up one position to number seven, while Archives.com dropped one position to number eight.
Genealogy.com remains at number nine.
Genealogy Bank is the new entrant to the top ten list this year. It moved up one position to hold the final spot at number ten. Genealogy Bank has also steadily increased the size of their newspaper collection this year.
For a comprehensive list of the top genealogy sites of 2014, visit http://www.genealogyintime.com/articles/top-100-genealogy-websites-of-2014-page02.html
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