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Monday, January 28, 2013

Review of FamilySearch 2012 Accomplishments

In a blog post of 23 January 2013, Dennis Brimhall, the CEO of FamilySearch reviews some of the statistics of the past year for the FamilySearch.org website. Here is just the first section of a very long list of numbers:

FamilySearch.org at a Glance as we Start 2013
  • Number of names in searchable databases --Over 3.5 billion
  • Number of historic records published online each month --Over 35 million
  • Number of digital images published online each month from original source documents ---                                                                 Over 33 million
  • Number of searchable historic record collections online -- 1,363
  • Number of indexed names published per year -- Over 200 million
  • Number of visits per day -- Over 10 million
  • Number of visitors per day -- Over 85,000
  • Number of pages viewed per day -- Over 5 million
  • Page views since launch -- Over 16.6 billion
  • Visits since launch -- 712 million
  • Visitors Since Launch -- 308 million
  • Number of online indexing volunteers -- Over 200,000
  • Number of registered users -- Over 1 million
  • Number of family history centers -- 4,600 in 126 countries
  • Number of digital books -- Over 60,000
Click on the link above for the complete list. The numbers of new records is impressive also:

What Was Added in 2012
  • Digital Images Added: 297,695,589
  • Indexed Records Added: 408,154,952
  • New Collections Added: 381
  • New Countries Added: 10
  • New Books Added: 40,849
I may have some comments once I have been able to think through the statistics. 

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