The Top Genealogy Websites of 2015 (Infographic)

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GenealogyInTime Magazine’s 2015 State of the Genealogy Industry – Infographic

2015 Genealogy Industry Infographic, Top Genealogy Websites

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Recently, our friends over at GenealogyInTime Magazine published their 2015 list of the top 100 genealogy websites. The infographic above includes highlights from this year’s fourth annual survey on the state of genealogy and lists some of the best genealogy websites to help you with your ancestral research.

And we’re excited to announce that based on the data collected, Crestleaf made the list as one of the top rising stars of 2015. We are thrilled to be an integral part of so many genealogical journeys!

What the Numbers Tell Us

GenealogyInTime Magazine’s top 100 list profiles and ranks ancestral websites based on traffic estimates from Alexa; resulting in accurate, unbiased and comprehensive results.

The findings this year show us that genealogy is a pastime that continues to grow year after year thanks to emerging online tools and advancements in research technology. As you can see from the infographic, new genealogy websites outside of the top 100 offered the most growth to the industry — growing 12.5% over the past year.

See the 2012, 2013 and 2014 results to discover how much the genealogy industry has grown in recent years.

The Top Rising Stars

Rising Genealogy Websites 2015, Top Genealogy Websites


In addition to the top free and paid genealogy websites receiving a whopping 42% of all genealogy web traffic, the rising stars on the list may soon be on the brink of taking the top slots as they continue to grow in popularity.

GenealogyInTime divided the rising star list into two groups: rising stars in the top 25 websites and the 75 websites that followed. Crestleaf was considered one of their standout rising stars along with LostCousins, Cyndi’s List and The website for is also quickly becoming one of the main sites for anyone wishing to receive professional help with family history research.

It’s amazing to see just how much of a worldwide interest genealogy has become over the past year thanks to emerging genealogy websites from all corners of the globe. And we foresee this passionate pastime continually growing. We can’t wait to see what other websites pop up in 2016!

Are there other genealogy websites you use that you didn’t find on the list? Let us know!

This entry was posted in Crestleaf, Genealogy News, Genealogy Resources and tagged best genealogy websites 2015, genealogy 2015 infographic, genealogy websites, GenealogyInTime, state of genealogy 2015, top genealogy websites on February 9, 2015.

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February 11, 2015
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