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Here is a complete list of the family history web sites whose traffic I surveyed in the previous post.  As I mentioned in the earlier post, I’ve broken the sites down into several major categories, based on the primary purpose of the site.

This list includes every site in each category, along with a short description of the site.  The sites are listed alphabetically.

Blogs / Podcasts / News

dearmyrtle.com – Dear Myrtle
eogn.com – Eastman’s online genealogy newsletter
genealogue.com – Genealogy news
genealogyguys.com – The Genealogy Guys
olivetreegenealogy.com – Search records, resource guides

Community

cousinconnect.com – Queries about particular familys/individuals
daddezio.com – Italian genealogy
family-reunion.com – Family reunion planning
familytree.com – Brief intro to genealogy
gendir.com – Genealogy directory & message boards
genealogy-search-advice.com – Ask questions, get answers
genealogy.com – Family Tree Maker, message boards, online trees, search records  [Generations Network]
geneanet.org – Records search, online trees, online photos, famous trees, postcards, community  [GeneaNet]
genhomepage.com – Site directories, help/guides, community  [Stephen A Wood]
genuki.org – UK & Ireland genealogy
jewishgen.org – Home of Jewish genealogy
lineages.com – Professional researchers
makemyfamilytree.com – Community site, info on “making” family tree
raogk.org – Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness
rootsweb.com – Free records search, online trees, publish web site, message boards  [Generations Network]
usgennet.org – Non-profit genealogical web hosting service
us-census.org – USGenWeb census project
werelate.org – Community site, wiki
yourfamily.com – Bulletin/message boards

Directories

accessgenealogy.com – Links to various resources
census-online.com – Links to census data
cyndislist.com – Directory of sites
familyhistory101.com – Organized collection of links & info
gendir.com – Genealogy directory & message boards
genealogylinks.net – Over 50,000 links, by region
genealogysearch.org – Surname search, directory
geneasearch.com – Resources for searching
genhomepage.com – Site directories, help/guides, community  [Stephen A Wood]
gensource.com – Genealogy directory
kindredtrails.com – Genealogy links
linkpendium.com – Definitive genealogical directory
usgenweb.org – Links to state/county records

DNA

23andme.com – Genetics
dnaancestryproject.com – Genebase  (see also genebase.com)
dnaheritage.com – DNA testing
familytreedna.com – DNA database
genebase.com – Genebase (see also dnaancestryproject.com)
smgf.org – Sorenson Molecular Genealogy Foundation

Magazines

ancestrymagazine.com – Ancestry magazine
everton.com – Everton Publishers, Everton’s Genealogical Helper
familychronicle.com – Family Chronicle
familytreemagazine.com – Family Tree

Online Family Trees

amiglia.com – Post family tree, photos
ancestry.ca – Ancestry.com site for Canada
ancestry.co.uk – Ancestry.com site for United Kingdom
ancestry.com – Paid records search, publish books, online trees  [Generations Network]
ancestry.com.au – Ancestry.com site for Australia
famillion.com – Build your family tree; connect/merge with other trees
familylink.com – Create family tree online  (now familyhistorylink.com)
familytreeguide.com – Post family tree online
findmypast.com – Post family tree, search records
gencircles.com – Post family tree, search trees
genealogy.com – Family Tree Maker, message boards, online trees, search records  [Generations Network]
geneanet.org – Records search, online trees, online photos, famous trees, postcards, community  [GeneaNet]
genesreunited.com – Build family tree online & find your family
genetree.com – Create online tree, share w/family
geni.com – Post family tree, photos, videos
genserv.com – Collection of searchable GEDCOM files
kincafe.com – Family tree, shared photos, calendar
kindo.com – Build family tree, share with family
kindredkonnections.com – Search records, post family tree (mytrees.com)
myheritage.com – Post family tree, photos, Family Tree Builder software  [Israeli company]
noktree.com – Post families/individuals, messaging, etc.
onefamilytree.com – Post family tree
onegreatfamily.com – Post family tree, search other trees
pedigreesoft.com – Online shared family tree  [Findmypast.com]
rootsweb.com – Free records search, online trees, publish web site, message boards  [Generations Network]
sharedtree.com – Online shared family tree
tribalpages.com – Post family tree, photos
webtree.com – Publish/shared family tree, display charts
wikitree.org – Post/search global family tree
worldroots.com – Lineage of famous people & royalty
zooof.com – Build family tree, discover connections

Search

accessible.com – Primary source material from 18th/19th cent periodicals
allvitalrecords.com – State records
ancestorguide.com – Surname search
ancestorhunt.com – Free genealogy search engines
ancestralfindings.com – Search records
ancestry.ca – Ancestry.com site for Canada
ancestry.co.uk – Ancestry.com site for United Kingdom
ancestry.com – Paid records search, publish books, online trees  [Generations Network]
ancestry.com.au – Ancestry.com site for Australia
ancestryconnections.com – Search surnames
archive.gov – The National Archives
censusfinder.com – Directory of free census records
deadfred.com – Search photos
deathindexes.com – Searchable death indexes & records
deathrecordsobituarysearch.com – Search death records
distantcousin.com – Archive of genealogical data & document images
ellisisland.org – Search immigration records
ellisislandrecords.org – Search immigration records
familybirthrecords.com – Search records  [Generations Network]
familycensusrecords.com – Search records  [Generations Network]
familydeathrecords.com – Search records  [Generations Network]
familyhistory.com – Search databases, message boards  [Generations Network]
familymarriagerecords.com – Search records  [Generations Network]
familymilitaryrecords.com – Search records  [Generations Network]
familysearch.org – Free records search, PAF software  [Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints]
familytreesearcher.com – Find family trees at nine sites
findagrave.com – Search cemeteries
findmypast.com – Post family tree, search records
footnote.com – Search historical documents
genealogy.com – Family Tree Maker, message boards, online trees, search records  [Generations Network]
genealogy.org – Search records  [Generations Network]
genealogybank.com – Search records
genealogybuff.com – Search record, get state/city info
genealogysearch.org – Surname search, directory
genealogytoday.com – Records search, articles
geneanet.org – Records search, online trees, online photos, famous trees, postcards, community  [GeneaNet]
genwed.com – Marriage records online
gjenvick.com – Search passenger records
heritagequestonline.com – Search census, books, PERSI
idreamof.com – Search records
immigrantships.net – Search passenger lists
interment.net – Search cemetery records
kindredkonnections.com – Search records, post family tree (mytrees.com)
mortalityschedules.com – Search mortality schedules
newspaperabstracts.com – Search newspapers
newspaperarchive.com – Search old newspapers  [Heritage Microfilm]
noktree.com – Post families/individuals, messaging, etc.
obitcentral.com – Obituary central
obitsarchive.com – Search for obituaries
olivetreegenealogy.com – Search records, resource guides
onegreatfamily.com – Post family tree, search other trees
pastplaces.com – Repository of old photos, videos, stories
politicalgraveyard.com – Search for where dead politicans are buried
rootssearch.net – Search records
rootsweb.com – Free records search, online trees, publish web site, message boards  [Generations Network]
searchforancestors.com – Search various records
searchyourgenealogy.com – Search records
stevemorse.org – Search records
surnameweb.org – Search surnames
theshipslist.com – Search passenger lists
us-census.org – USGenWeb census project
vitalrec.com – Search vital records
worldvitalrecords.com – Search historical data
yourpastconnections.com – Database of items discovered at auctions, etc.

Social / Family Networking

amiglia.com – Post family tree, photos
ancestry.com – Paid records search, publish books, online trees  [Generations Network]
ancientfaces.com – Post photos
familybuilder.com – Build/share family tree
famiva.com – Social network for families
genetree.com – Create online tree, share w/family
geni.com – Post family tree, photos, videos
itsourtree.com – Create family tree, stay in contact with relatives
kincafe.com – Family tree, shared photos, calendar
kindo.com – Build family tree, share with family
lifeonrecord.com – Capture family stories from phone
livinggenealogy.com – Create pages for ancestors, share photos/stories/documents, blog
myfamily.com – Share family photos/videos/stories  [Generations Network]
myheritage.com – Post family tree, photos, Family Tree Builder software  [Israeli company]
ourstory.com – Save stories, photos on collaborative timeline
storyofmylife.com – Post personal stories, preserved in perpetuity  [Story of My Life Foundation]
tribalpages.com – Post family tree, photos

Software / Tools

ancestralauthor.com – Create PDF files from GEDCOM files
ancquest.com – Ancestral Quest, PAFWiz  [Incline Software]
bkwin.com – Brother’s Keeper
clooz.com – Online filing cabinet for documents/records
dorotree.com – Family tree software for Jewish historians
family-historian.co.uk – Family Historian 3
familysearch.org – Free records search, PAF software  [Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints]
familysearchlabs.org – Various tools that are still under development
familytreelegends.com – Family Tree Legends 5.0
familytreemaker.com – Family Tree Maker software  [Generations Network]
famtreesoftware.com – Famtree software
famware.com – Family oriented software
gedhtree.com – Generate charts/trees from GED file
geditcom.com – Edit/view GEDCOM files on the Mac
ged4web.com – Convert GED file to web pages
genbox.com – Genbox Family History (see also thoughtfulcreations.com)
gendesigner.com – GenDesigner 3.0
genealogy.com – Family Tree Maker, message boards, online trees, search records  [Generations Network]
genealogy-software-review.com – Reviews/comparisons of major software tools
legacyfamilytree.com – Legacy 7
leisterpro.com – Reunion 9
macgenealogy.org – Mac Genealogy software information
mudcreeksoftware.com – GENMatcher, GENViewer
myheredis.com – Heredis Mac X.2
myheritage.com – Post family tree, photos, Family Tree Builder software  [Israeli company]
phpgedview.net – PhpGedView–view/edit Ged files on web
progenygenealogy.com – Map My Family Tree, Charting Companion, Genelines
raynorshyn.com – GEDClean tool
rootsmagic.com – RootsMagic, Personal Historian, Family Atlas
starkeffect.com – GED2HTML, GEDCOM Viewer
thoughtfulcreations.com – Genbox Family History, for organizing research (see also genbox.com)
uftree.com – Family Tree Maker 2005
whollygenes.com – The Master Genealogist
winfamily.com – WinFamily 7

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This post includes a survey of web site traffic for some of the most popular family history and genealogy related web sites.  The data included shows # page visits for each web site for the month of August, 2008.  This data was taken from the compete.com web site.

The # page visits metric, as defined by compete.com, means–the total number of visits to a site during the month, which may include multiple visits by a particular user.  If the user visits multiple pages on the site, it is still counted as a single visit, unless that user has been inactive for at least 30 minutes.  After 30 minutes, any further page loads are counted as a new visit.

All web traffic is shown for a particular domain, e.g. ancestry.com.  Data is not broken down by multiple pages/areas within that domain, e.g. search.ancestry.com vs. ancestrypress.ancestry.com.

I’ve grouped the web sites into several top-level categories, based on the primary purpose or use of the site.  Some sites appear in multiple categories, if they have significant functionality in multiple categories.

I haven’t included sites that deal with specific surnames, specific geographical regions, or specific products (e.g. ordering coats of arms).

In each category, I’ll present a graph showing the # visits for each site, followed by the actual data for the sites in that category.  Both the graph and the data will be sorted, with the sites having the most number of visits listed first.

When actual site data is listed, I include both “# visits” and “# unique visits” data.  The number of unique visits shows the number of individual computers/users that visited the site during the month, as opposed to the total number of visits.

All Sites

To start with, here are metrics for the top sites, across all categories.  To keep the graph manageable, only the top sites are graphed–i.e. those having at least 100,000 visits per month.

All Sites (>100,000 visits/mo)

All Sites (>100,000 visits/mo)

Here is the full list of sites, with the most frequently visited listed first.

All sites – visits/mo | uniques/mo | avg-visits/mo
ancestry.com – 15.3 million | 4.9 million | 3.1
myfamily.com – 6.66 million | 987,000 | 6.7
familysearch.org – 3.02 million | 990,000 | 3.1
myheritage.com – 2.47 million | 923,000 | 2.7
genealogy.com – 2.19 million | 1.16 million | 1.9
findagrave.com – 1.72 million | 643,000 | 2.7
rootsweb.com – 1.43 million | 687,000 | 2.1
geni.com – 1.34 million | 397,000 | 3.4
footnote.com – 1.03 million | 790,000 | 1.3
newspaperarchive.com – 976,000 | 805,000 | 1.2
archives.gov – 822,000 | 677,000 | 1.2
worldvitalrecords.com – 625,000 | 412,000 | 1.5
familylink.com – 546,000 | 308,000 | 1.8  (now familyhistorylink.com)
ancestorhunt.com – 529,000 | 437,000 | 1.2
heritagequestonline.com – 438,000 | 111,000 | 3.9
onegreatfamily.com – 421,000 | 325,000 | 1.3
interment.net – 406,000 | 288,000 | 1.4
genealogytoday.com – 333,000 | 295,000 | 1.1
usgenweb.org – 325,000 | 133,000 | 2.4
usgennet.org – 313,000 | 213,000 | 1.5
accessgenealogy.com – 295,000 | 222,000 | 1.3
cyndislist.com – 269,000 | 183,000 | 1.5
familytreedna.com – 241,000 | 106,000 | 2.3
vitalrec.com – 237,000 | 203,000 | 1.2
ellisisland.org – 229,000 | 149,000 | 1.5
familytreemaker.com – 206,000 | 126,000 | 1.6
deathindexes.com – 190,000 | 136,000 | 1.4
tribalpages.com – 188,000 | 83,900 | 2.2
distantcousin.com – 176,000 | 136,000 | 1.3
searchforancestors.com – 166,000 | 147,000 | 1.1
linkpendium.com – 163,000 | 134,000 | 1.2
cousinconnect.com – 155,000 | 131,000 | 1.2
ancestry.co.uk – 152,000 | 104,000 | 1.5
census-online.com – 149,000 | 94,000 | 1.6
politicalgraveyard.com – 138,000 | 121,000 | 1.1
daddezio.com – 134,000 | 107,000 | 1.3
familybuilder.com – 134,000 | 55,600 | 2.4
genealogybank.com – 134,000 | 134,000 | 1
genwed.com – 134,000 | 104,000 | 1.3
us-census.org – 129,000 | 91,500 | 1.4
familyhistory101.com – 126,000 | 104,000 | 1.2
kindredkonnections.com – 126,000 | 102,000 | 1.2
obitcentral.com – 120,000 | 106,000 | 1.1
gencircles.com – 117,000 | 79,600 | 1.5
ourstory.com – 113,000 | 23,100 | 4.9
censusfinder.com – 107,000 | 87,500 | 1.2
surnameweb.org – 105,000 | 96,100 | 1.1
jewishgen.org – 103,000 | 71,400 | 1.4
genebase.com – 98,300 | 85,800 | 1.1
eogn.com – 97,200 | 46,400 | 2.1
deadfred.com – 97,000 | 76,000 | 1.3
kindredtrails.com – 96,100 | 71,400 | 1.3
familyhistory.com – 87,200 | 72,100 | 1.2
geneanet.org – 80,200 | 41,400 | 1.9
idreamof.com – 78,200 | 60,500 | 1.3
genealogybuff.com – 77,400 | 61,800 | 1.3
stevemorse.org – 73,500 | 53,200 | 1.4
genhomepage.com – 69,800 | 20,500 | 3.4
ancientfaces.com – 68,300 | 55,900 | 1.2
genealogylinks.net – 67,300 | 52,700 | 1.3
searchyourgenealogy.com – 65,500 | 61,000 | 1.1
familytreemagazine.com – 63,400 | 42,900 | 1.5
genealogy.org – 63,400 | 49,400 | 1.4
ancestry.ca – 53,900 | 26,900 | 2
familytreelegends.com – 50,500 | 37,400 | 1.4
immigrantships.net – 46,400 | 38,300 | 1.2
familytree.com – 44,900 | 41,500 | 1.1
ancestralfindings.com – 44,800 | 28,700 | 1.6
olivetreegenealogy.com – 43,900 | 36,700 | 1.2
ellisislandrecords.org – 42,800 | 39,500 | 1.1
storyofmylife.com – 42,800 | 5,770 | 7.4
dnaancestryproject.com – 41,100 | 38,900 | 1,1
obitsarchive.com – 37,500 | 23,200 | 1.6
ancestry.com.au – 35,200 | 29,500 | 1.2
familydeathrecords.com – 34,800 | 33,000 | 1.1
familybirthrecords.com – 34,500 | 31,200 | 1.1
legacyfamilytree.com – 32,700 | 20,900 | 1.6
newspaperabstracts.com – 30,300 | 26,100 | 1.2
theshipslist.com – 29,500 | 18,300 | 1.6
familymarriagerecords.com – 28,600 | 25,000 | 1.1
family-reunion.com – 28,400 | 25,800 | 1.1
geneasearch.com – 26,900 | 22,300 | 1.2
genetree.com – 25,000 | 7,070 | 3.5
rootsmagic.com – 24,600 | 14,400 | 1.7
genealogysearch.org – 24,200 | 20,000 | 1.2
familytreeguide.com – 24,100 | 23,600 | 1
findmypast.com – 23,900 | 17,100 | 1.4
raogk.org – 22,100 | 13,000 | 1.7
gendir.com – 20,600 | 19,300 | 1.1
smgf.org – 20,000 | 12,900 | 1.6
worldroots.com – 18,900 | 17,800 | 1.1
webtree.com – 17,400 | 11,900 | 1.5
noktree.com – 13,900 | 11,500 | 1.2
ancestorguide.com – 13,800 | 10,400 | 1.3
kincafe.com – 13,500 | 10,500 | 1.3
uftree.com – 13,100 | 12,700 | 1
familysearchlabs.org – 12,800 | 5,700 | 2.2
ancquest.com – 12,000 | 3,650 | 3.3
familytreesearcher.com – 11,500 | 11,300 | 1
itsourtree.com – 11,500 | 7,140 | 1.6
23andme.com – 10,400 | 8,590 | 1.2
everton.com – 10,100 | 7,650 | 1.3
allvitalrecords.com – 8,940 | 7,020 | 1.3
lineages.com – 8,870 | 8,410 | 1.1
dearmyrtle.com – 8,780 | 7,160 | 1.2
dnaheritage.com – 8,430 | 4,660 | 1.8
makemyfamilytree.com – 8,080 | 8,080 | 1
werelate.org – 7,210 | 6,330 | 1.1
progenygenealogy.com – 6,210 | 6,210 | 1
famiva.com – 6,060 | 3,360 | 1.8
genesreunited.com – 6,060 | 4,080 | 1.5
phpgedview.net – 5,870 | 5,600 | 1
kindo.com – 5,530 | 4,940 | 1.1
rootssearch.net – 5,010 | 3,300 | 1.5
yourfamily.com – 5,010 | 4,590 | 1.1
whollygenes.com – 4,780 | 4,530 | 1.1
gjenvick.com – 4,690 | 4,450 | 1.1
familychronicle.com – 4,540 | 4,540 | 1
familymilitaryrecords.com – 3,810 | 3,420 | 1.1
raynorshyn.com – 3,630 | 3,630 | 1
accessible.com – 3,470 | 1,940 | 1.8
genealogy-search-advice.com – 3,380 | 3,050 | 1.1
gensource.com – 3,320 | 3,040 | 1.1
familycensusrecords.com – 3,290 | 3,290 | 1
genealogue.com – 3,160 | 3,160 | 1
deathrecordsobituarysearch.com – 3,090 | 2,800 | 1.1
wikitree.org – 3,010 | 3,010 | 1
amiglia.com – 3,000 | 2,480 | 1.2
genserv.com – 3,000 | 1,630 | 1.8
ged4web.com – 2,520 | 2,010 | 1.3
onefamilytree.com – 2,270 | 1,360 | 1.7
clooz.com – 2,140 | 1,660 | 1.3
mortalityschedules.com – 2,080 | 1,720 | 1.2
sharedtree.com – 2,040 | 2,040 | 1
lifeonrecord.com – 2,000 | 2,000 | 1
ancestryconnections.com – 1,690 | 1,600 | 1.1
ancestrymagazine.com – 1,640 | 1,640 | 1
leisterpro.com – 1,600 | 1,600 | 1
genbox.com – 1,180 | 932 | 1.3
starkeffect.com – 897 | 897 | 1
yourpastconnections.com – 890 | 453 | 2
mudcreeksoftware.com – 701 | 701 | 1
ancestralauthor.com – 663 | 663 | 1
famtreesoftware.com – 545 | 545 | 1
gedhtree.com – 447 | 447 | 1
macgenealogy.org – 354 | 354 | 1
genealogyguys.com – 315 | 315 | 1
geditcom.com – 217 | 217 | 1
dorotree.com – 182 | 182 | 1
family-historian.co.uk – 182 | 182 | 1
pedigreesoft.com – 182 | 182 | 1
thoughtfulcreations.com – 120 | 120 | 1
famillion.com – 106 | 106 | 1
bkwin.com – 0 | 0 | 0
famware.com – 0 | 0 | 0
gendesigner.com – 0 | 0 | 0
myheredis.com – 0 | 0 | 0
pastplaces.com – 0 | 0 | 0
winfamily.com – 0 | 0 | 0
zooof.com – 0 | 0 | 0
genealogy-software-review.com – no data
genuki.org – no data
livinggenealogy.com – no data

Blogs / Podcasts / News

This category includes top-level domains that contain family history related blogs, podcasts, or primarily contain news.  My lists of blogs is not very complete and does not contain blogs that do not have their own domain name.  (Because traffic data for blogs hosted on other sites is not available).

Blogs / Podcasts / News

Blogs / Podcasts / News

Here is the data for the Blogs / Podcasts / News category:

Blogs / Podcasts / News – visits/mo | uniques/mo | avg-visits/mo
eogn.com – 97,200 | 46,400 | 2.1
olivetreegenealogy.com – 43,900 | 36,700 | 1.2
dearmyrtle.com – 8,780 | 7,160 | 1.2
genealogue.com – 3,160 | 3,160 | 1
genealogyguys.com – 315 | 315 | 1

Community

Sites in this category primarily offer a community for family historians or genealogists, rather than being a search-based or social networking site.

Community

Community

Here is the data for the Community category:

Community – visits/mo | uniques/mo | avg-visits/mo
genealogy.com – 2.19 million | 1.16 million | 1.9
rootsweb.com – 1.43 million | 687,000 | 2.1
usgennet.org – 313,000 | 213,000 | 1.5
cousinconnect.com – 155,000 | 131,000 | 1.2
daddezio.com – 134,000 | 107,000 | 1.3
us-census.org – 129,000 | 91,500 | 1.4
jewishgen.org – 103,000 | 71,400 | 1.4
geneanet.com – 80,200 | 41,400 | 1.9
genhomepage.com – 69,800 | 20,500 | 3.4
familytree.com – 44,900 | 41,500 | 1.1
family-reunion.com – 28,400 | 25,800 | 1.1
raogk.org – 22,100 | 13,000 | 1.7
gendir.com – 20,600 | 19,300 | 1.1
lineages.com – 8,870 | 8,410 | 1.1
makemyfamilytree.com – 8,080 | 8,080 | 1
werelate.org – 7,210 | 6,330 | 1.1
yourfamily.com – 5,010 | 4,590 | 1.1
genealogy-search-advice.com – 3,380 | 3,050 | 1.1
genuki.org – no data

Directories

Sites in this category are primarily lists of links to other sites.

Directories

Directories

Here is the raw data for the Directories category:

Directories – visits/mo | uniques/mo | avg-visits/mo
usgenweb.org – 325,000 | 133,000 | 2.4
accessgenealogy.com – 295,000 | 222,000 | 1.3
cyndislist.com – 269,000 | 183,000 | 1.5
linkpendium.com – 163,000 | 134,000 | 1.2
census-online.com – 149,000 | 94,000 | 1.6
familyhistory101.com – 126,000 | 104,000 | 1.2
kindredtrails.com – 96,100 | 71,400 | 1.3
genhomepage.com – 69,800 | 20,500 | 3.4
genealogylinks.net – 67,300 | 52,700 | 1.3
geneasearch.com – 26,900 | 22,300 | 1.2
genealogysearch.org – 24,200 | 20,000 | 1.2
gendir.com – 20,600 | 19,300 | 1.1
gensource.com – 3,320 | 3,040 | 1.1

DNA

This category includes sites that focus primarily on DNA-based research.

DNA

DNA

Here is the raw data for the DNA category:

DNA – visits/mo | uniques/mo | avg-visits/mo
familytreedna.com – 241,000 | 106,000 | 2.3
genebase.com – 98,300 | 85,800 | 1.1
dnaancestryproject.com – 41,100 | 38,900 | 1,1
smgf.org – 20,000 | 12,900 | 1.6
23andme.com – 10,400 | 8,590 | 1.2
dnaheritage.com – 8,430 | 4,660 | 1.8

Magazines

These are sites that are associated with a printed magazine focused on family history.

Magazines

Magazines

Here is the actua traffic data for the Magazines category:

Magazines – visits/mo | uniques/mo | avg-visits/mo
familytreemagazine.com – 63,400 | 42,900 | 1.5
everton.com – 10,100 | 7,650 | 1.3
familychronicle.com – 4,540 | 4,540 | 1
ancestrymagazine.com – 1,640 | 1,640 | 1

Online Family Trees

In this category, I include sites whose primary focus is in allowing users to either create or upload their family tree to the site and then share with others.  There is a fair bit of overlap between this category and the Social/Family Networking category, but sites in this category put more emphasis on publishing a tree than on sharing other types of information.

Online Family Trees

Online Family Trees

Here is the actual data for the Online Family Trees category:

Online Family Trees – visits/mo | uniques/mo | avg-visits/mo
ancestry.com – 15.3 million | 4.9 million | 3.1
myheritage.com – 2.47 million | 923,000 | 2.7
genealogy.com – 2.19 million | 1.16 million | 1.9
rootsweb.com – 1.43 million | 687,000 | 2.1
geni.com – 1.34 million | 397,000 | 3.4
familylink.com – 546,000 | 308,000 | 1.8  (now familyhistorylink.com)
ancestry.co.uk – 152,000 | 104,000 | 1.5
onegreatfamily.com – 421,000 | 325,000 | 1.3
tribalpages.com – 188,000 | 83,900 | 2.2
kindredkonnections.com – 126,000 | 102,000 | 1.2
gencircles.com – 117,000 | 79,600 | 1.5
geneanet.org – 80,200 | 41,400 | 1.9
ancestry.ca – 53,900 | 26,900 | 2
ancestry.com.au – 35,200 | 29,500 | 1.2
genetree.com – 25,000 | 7,070 | 3.5
familytreeguide.com – 24,100 | 23,600 | 1
findmypast.com – 23,900 | 17,100 | 1.4
worldroots.com – 18,900 | 17,800 | 1.1
webtree.com – 17,400 | 11,900 | 1.5
noktree.com – 13,900 | 11,500 | 1.2
kincafe.com – 13,500 | 10,500 | 1.3
genesreunited.com – 6,060 | 4,080 | 1.5
kindo.com – 5,530 | 4,940 | 1.1
wikitree.org – 3,010 | 3,010 | 1
amiglia.com – 3,000 | 2,480 | 1.2
onefamilytree.com – 2,270 | 1,360 | 1.7
pedigreesoft.com – 182 | 182 | 1
famillion.com – 106 | 106 | 1
zooof.com – 0 | 0 | 0

Search Records

This category includes sites focused mainly on searching of historical documents or records.

Search

Search

And here is the actual data for the Search category:

Search – visits/mo | uniques/mo | avg-visits/mo
ancestry.com – 15.3 million | 4.9 million | 3.1
familysearch.org – 3.02 million | 990,000 | 3.1
genealogy.com – 2.19 million | 1.16 million | 1.9
findagrave.com – 1.72 million | 643,000 | 2.7
rootsweb.com – 1.43 million | 687,000 | 2.1
footnote.com – 1.03 million | 790,000 | 1.3
newspaperarchive.com – 976,000 | 805,000 | 1.2
archives.gov – 822,000 | 677,000 | 1.2
worldvitalrecords.com – 625,000 | 412,000 | 1.5
ancestorhunt.com – 529,000 | 437,000 | 1.2
heritagequestonline.com – 438,000 | 111,000 | 3.9
onegreatfamily.com – 421,000 | 325,000 | 1.3
interment.net – 406,000 | 288,000 | 1.4
genealogytoday.com – 333,000 | 295,000 | 1.1
vitalrec.com – 237,000 | 203,000 | 1.2
ellisisland.org – 229,000 | 149,000 | 1.5
deathindexes.com – 190,000 | 136,000 | 1.4
distantcousin.com – 176,000 | 136,000 | 1.3
searchforancestors.com – 166,000 | 147,000 | 1.1
ancestry.co.uk – 152,000 | 104,000 | 1.5
politicalgraveyard.com – 138,000 | 121,000 | 1.1
genealogybank.com – 134,000 | 134,000 | 1
genwed.com – 134,000 | 104,000 | 1.3
us-census.org – 129,000 | 91,500 | 1.4
kindredkonnections.com – 126,000 | 102,000 | 1.2
obitcentral.com – 120,000 | 106,000 | 1.1
censusfinder.com – 107,000 | 87,500 | 1.2
surnameweb.org – 105,000 | 96,100 | 1.1
deadfred.com – 97,000 | 76,000 | 1.3
familyhistory.com – 87,200 | 72,100 | 1.2
geneanet.org – 80,200 | 41,400 | 1.9
idreamof.com – 78,200 | 60,500 | 1.3
genealogybuff.com – 77,400 | 61,800 | 1.3
stevemorse.org – 73,500 | 53,200 | 1.4
searchyourgenealogy.com – 65,500 | 61,000 | 1.1
genealogy.org – 63,400 | 49,400 | 1.4
ancestry.ca – 53,900 | 26,900 | 2
immigrantships.net – 46,400 | 38,300 | 1.2
ancestralfindings.com – 44,800 | 28,700 | 1.6
olivetreegenealogy.com – 43,900 | 36,700 | 1.2
ellisislandrecords.org – 42,800 | 39,500 | 1.1
obitsarchive.com – 37,500 | 23,200 | 1.6
ancestry.com.au – 35,200 | 29,500 | 1.2
familydeathrecords.com – 34,800 | 33,000 | 1.1
familybirthrecords.com – 34,500 | 31,200 | 1.1
newspaperabstracts.com – 30,300 | 26,100 | 1.2
theshipslist.com – 29,500 | 18,300 | 1.6
familymarriagerecords.com – 28,600 | 25,000 | 1.1
genealogysearch.org – 24,200 | 20,000 | 1.2
findmypast.com – 23,900 | 17,100 | 1.4
ancestorguide.com – 13,800 | 10,400 | 1.3
familytreesearcher.com – 11,500 | 11,300 | 1
allvitalrecords.com – 8,940 | 7,020 | 1.3
rootssearch.net – 5,010 | 3,300 | 1.5
gjenvick.com – 4,690 | 4,450 | 1.1
familymilitaryrecords.com – 3,810 | 3,420 | 1.1
accessible.com – 3,470 | 1,940 | 1.8
familycensusrecords.com – 3,290 | 3,290 | 1
deathrecordsobituarysearch.com – 3,090 | 2,800 | 1.1
genserv.com – 3,000 | 1,630 | 1.8
mortalityschedules.com – 2,080 | 1,720 | 1.2
ancestryconnections.com – 1,690 | 1,600 | 1.1
yourpastconnections.com – 890 | 453 | 2
pastplaces.com – 0 | 0 | 0

Social / Family Networking

This category includes sites that could be called “social networking” sites and whose primary purpose is to post/share information with other family members.  These sites are also typically newer sites with more dynamic user interfaces, referred to as “Web 2.0″ sites.

Social / Family Networking

Social / Family Networking

Here is the actual data for this category:

Social/Family Networking – visits/mo | uniques/mo | avg-visits/mo
ancestry.com – 15.3 million | 4.9 million | 3.1
myfamily.com – 6.66 million | 987,000 | 6.7
myheritage.com – 2.47 million | 923,000 | 2.7
geni.com – 1.34 million | 397,000 | 3.4
tribalpages.com – 188,000 | 83,900 | 2.2
familybuilder.com – 134,000 | 55,600 | 2.4
ourstory.com – 113,000 | 23,100 | 4.9
ancientfaces.com – 68,300 | 55,900 | 1.2
storyofmylife.com – 42,800 | 5,770 | 7.4
genetree.com – 25,000 | 7,070 | 3.5
kincafe.com – 13,500 | 10,500 | 1.3
itsourtree.com – 11,500 | 7,140 | 1.6
famiva.com – 6,060 | 3,360 | 1.8
kindo.com – 5,530 | 4,940 | 1.1
amiglia.com – 3,000 | 2,480 | 1.2
lifeonrecord.com – 2,000 | 2,000 | 1
livinggenealogy.com – no data

Software / Tools

The final category includes sites focused primarily on genealogy software or tools.  Note that comparing web traffic for these sites doesn’t necessarily tell you anything about the market share or prevalence of the associated software products.

Software / Tools

Software / Tools

Finally, here is the raw traffic data for the Software/Tools category:

Software/Tools – visits/mo | uniques/mo | avg-visits/mo
familysearch.org – PAF – 3.02 million | 990,000 | 3.1
myheritage.com – 2.47 million | 923,000 | 2.7
genealogy.com – Family Tree Maker – 2.19 million | 1.16 million | 1.9
familytreemaker.com – 206,000 | 126,000 | 1.6
familytreelegends.com – 50,500 | 37,400 | 1.4
legacyfamilytree.com – 32,700 | 20,900 | 1.6
rootsmagic.com – 24,600 | 14,400 | 1.7
uftree.com – 13,100 | 12,700 | 1
familysearchlabs.org – 12,800 | 5,700 | 2.2
ancquest.com – Ancestral Quest, PAFWiz – 12,000 | 3,650 | 3.3
progenygenealogy.com – 6,210 | 6,210 | 1
phpgedview.net – 5,870 | 5,600 | 1
whollygenes.com – 4,780 | 4,530 | 1.1
raynorshyn.com – 3,630 | 3,630 | 1
ged4web.com – 2,520 | 2,010 | 1.3
clooz.com – 2,140 | 1,660 | 1.3
leisterpro.com – 1,600 | 1,600 | 1
genbox.com – 1,180 | 932 | 1.3
starkeffect.com – 897 | 897 | 1
mudcreeksoftware.com – 701 | 701 | 1
ancestralauthor.com – 663 | 663 | 1
famtreesoftware.com – 545 | 545 | 1
gedhtree.com – 447 | 447 | 1
macgenealogy.org – 354 | 354 | 1
geditcom.com – 217 | 217 | 1
dorotree.com – 182 | 182 | 1
family-historian.co.uk – 182 | 182 | 1
thoughtfulcreations.com – 120 | 120 | 1
bkwin.com – 0 | 0 | 0
famware.com – 0 | 0 | 0
gendesigner.com – 0 | 0 | 0
myheredis.com – 0 | 0 | 0
winfamily.com – 0 | 0 | 0
genealogy-software-review.com – no data

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