Genealogy Industry Metrics

Metrics and Tracking of the Genealogy Industry

December 2008 Blog Posts (6)

Addition of Geni, One Great Family, and Genoom

Based on feedback from Louis Kessler (, I have added Geni, One Great Family, and Genoom to the traffic rankings.

I added to the Quantcast traffic chart as one of the top 4 genealogy sites.

Added by David Lifferth on December 15, 2008 at 10:49am — No Comments

Metrics for Genealogy Software - both downloadable and Online

Hello David,

Very interesting site you've put up here. I've always been interested in Genealogy metrics, especailly those for genealogy software.

I'm curious how you select what sites are "genealogy" to include in your metrics. I do see very few software sites listed.

There's never been any "hard" evidence of which are the most popular programs, there's only been claims by the developers, so it would be great to see an Alexa list or something maintained by… Continue

Added by Louis Kessler on December 13, 2008 at 10:20am — 1 Comment

A Bit About Me

I'm a Programmer and Genealogist.

I maintain a Genealogy Software Review site at:

See my own program Behold at:

Oh, and I did have a world-class (at the time) chess program named Brute Force

See my personal website at:… Continue

Added by Louis Kessler on December 13, 2008 at 10:20am — No Comments

New Category "Top 9 - All Genealogy/Family History" sites

After a discussion with my a long time friend Shelly Dardashti, I have added a new section named "Top 9 - All Genealogy/Family History" that includes the top 9 of all Genealogy or Family History web sites.

Her concern was that their may be comfusion by some site visitors. The web sites were broken into different sessions based on the location of the company that created the site or the site's target market.

She makes the valid point that everything on the internet is… Continue

Added by David Lifferth on December 10, 2008 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Welcome Blog

One of the activities that I enjoyed most when I was president of FamilyLink/WorldVitalRecords was tracking the genealogy industry metrics. Each day I would track how our web sites were performing compared to the other most popular genealogy sites.

And since I have left my involvement at FamilyLink/WorldVitalRecords I have still followed the genealogy sites and products very closely. I have found the various industry tracking tools provide insight into what is going on with the… Continue

Added by David Lifferth on December 10, 2008 at 12:34pm — No Comments

Blog: Holiday Traffic at genealogy sites down

The traffic maps for the top 3 and top 8 genealogy sites documents the steep decline in traffic over the Thanksgiving holiday week. This could be expected because of the hustle and bustle of the holiday: transportation, traffic, shopping, cooking, eating, etc.

This does conflict with the additional discussion of family and family history that occurs over the Thanksgiving Day meal. These discussions trigger the desire to look up family history details.

Additionally, looking… Continue

Added by David Lifferth on December 10, 2008 at 10:19am — No Comments

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