Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Congrats to the Top 100 Genealogy Websites for 2014


I just read GenealogyInTime's Top 100 websites for 2014. And, like usual, I have comments.

First, special congrats to the genealogy blogs who made the list:

#11 Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter

#63 Canada's Anglo-Celtic Connections

#81 Geneabloggers

#89 Genea-musings

Interestingly, #63 is not at a custom domain.  

I'm going to not consider Kimberly Powell's genealogy.about.com a blog (altho I do understand Randy Seaver's reasoning in including it) but congrats to her too!  Her site is I believe the only other one in the Top 100 at a sub-domain.

Second, special congrats to #14 - FTDNA, the only genetic genealogy testing company on the list.  I think they excluded 23andMe, considering it a multi-purpose site.  Since 23andMe can't currently offer anything medical related, this is perhaps unfair, but ... their list, their rules ;) 

Third, special congrats to #5 Geni.com, the top ranked collaborative genealogy site. Congrats also to #7 Geneanet and #21 WikiTree, both also great collaborative genealogy sites.

Fourth, special congrats to #49 Legacy Family Tree, the top software site (and also the software I use). Congrats also  #61 RootsMagic, and #76 Family Tree Maker, both also excellent genealogy software makers.

As I write earlier, "their list, their rules".  That said, if I was making that list, I would have lumped all the Ancestry sites together (ie Ancestry.ca, Ancestry.com etc).  Not all the Ancestry owned sites that operate separately like Findagrave.com, but the Ancestry.country sites.  This is because I access Ancestry.ca etc thru Ancestry.com since I have a World Subscription.  

I would also have included 23andMe, and gedmatch.com, both of which Alexa seems to think is doing well.