Ancestry continues to dominate the top position in our ranking once again this year. However, there were several new rising stars and many new entrants on the list. Not surprisingly, the most popular category remains ancestral records. Subscription websites continue to dominate over free genealogy websites. Finally, Ancestry continues to consolidate its grip on the entire genealogy industry.
The Top Ten
There are some interesting changes to the top ten list this year. There is one new addition and a reordering of some of the rankings, as shown in the table below.
Ancestry.com continues to dominate in the top position. As shown in the table above, 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, as shown in the diagram below.
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.