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Kimberly Powell

Top 100 Genealogy Websites of 2013

By January 8, 2013

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GenealogyInTime online magazine has put out their second annual top 100 list of genealogy websites from around the world. An extensive collection of genealogy websites was compiled by the magazine's editors, with the final 100 selected and ranked based entirely on each site's Alexa rating, a measure of a site's popularity based on global Internet traffic.

What I appreciate is that this annual review is more than just a brag list of "popular" websites--it also provides some interesting insight into emerging trends in the field of genealogy. It is also notable for including genealogy sites based around the world, including GeneaNet.org--one of my personal favorites--which is the second highest ranked free website after FamilySearch. GeneaNet does offer a great deal for free, including its forums which is how it was listed, but in the interest of fairness it does require a fee-based premium membership (which I personally consider very worthwhile as a frequent user), for extra search features and access to some of the historical content.

As mentioned in the article, a number of genealogy blogs are included with the "big boys" in the Top 100 list -- a real tribute to the strength and talent of our genealogy community. A few include a team of writers, but most of these sites are one-man (or one-woman) shows. Eastman's Genealogy Online Newsletter tops the list of genealogy blogs (no surprise there!) at #22, a well-deserved tribute to his hard work keeping the genealogy community consistently up-to-date on issues, tools, and trends. My About Genealogy blog is also represented at #28 (a great shout-out to all of my wonderful readers!), along with Randy Seaver's GeneaMusings at #80 (another deserved tribute to a man I think must even write in his sleep), Thomas MacEntee's GeneaBloggers at #83 (another man who never sleeps and does so much for the genealogy blogging community), Leland Meitzler's GenealogyBlog at #94 and John Reid's Anglo-Celtic Connections blog at #95.

Also extremely notable is the presence of several societies: American Ancestors, Daughters of the American Revolution and, new to the list this year, the Ontario Genealogical Society.

The article also notes that the number of free websites in the top 100 has dropped since 2012, while corporate genealogy has risen. Several company mergers have resulted in almost 1/3 of the entire Top 100 list now being dominated by just three companies: Ancestry, MyHeritage and brightsolid.

GenealogyInTime appears to have put a lot of time and analysis into this article, so if this type of thing interests you, be sure to read the entire article---not just the ranked list of websites.


January 8, 2013 at 3:35 pm
(1) Tricia McAlister says:

Congratulations, Kimberly!

January 9, 2013 at 10:52 am
(2) Debbie Hooper says:

#28! What an accomplishment, Kimberly! Well-deserved, too.

January 9, 2013 at 1:38 pm
(3) Stefani Twyford says:

This is a great collection and obviously well researched. Thanks for doing this work and providing such a great comprehensive article.

January 10, 2013 at 8:45 am
(4) Shelley Bishop says:

Your place on the Top 100 list is well deserved, Kimberly. Thanks for all the informative posts you write, and congratulations!

January 10, 2013 at 9:06 am
(5) ~Kimberly says:

Thanks so much everyone! I’m very honored to be included among such great company. Introducing new people to the addiction we call genealogy makes this fun every day!

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