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 Statistics

There are several statistics pages.  From your home dashboard, click "Statistics", or click a researcher's name under the Access section of an individual's page.  This page shows a summary of a researcher's data with their 30 most common surnames, and maps showing the place distribution of their data in the US and UK (where applicable).

For some states and countries, clicking will break it down further in a more detailed map.  For others where a map is not yet setup, it goes to a list of the researcher's data in that state or county.  Other maps for US counties will be added as time allows.

Other statistics pages from here are:

(1) By Year & Age:
This is accessed from the homepage, clicking "Statistics" and "Stats by Year & Age".

This page shows several different graphs summarizing the information from a researcher's part of our tree.  All information is in real-time -- coming directly from the additions and updates that researchers put in.

First is a general count of people by birthdate.  Second is an average of both male and female lifespans over 50-year increments.  Third is the average age at marriage over 50-year increments.

For the second two, note that this information is only available for individuals who have both birth and death, or birth and marriage dates defined.  Also remember that in some cases the averages are covering only 1 or 2 individual records -- while they are accurate based on the data it has available, the averaged numbers may not be statistically accurate.

For the above graphs, you may also filter the information shown by place and / or by last name.

Visitor Statistics for My Records
The final graph on the page shows the amount of traffic those records are getting, summarized by week.  This only shows for you when you are logged in and browsing your own page -- it does not show for other people.

Two lines are shown:  One is the number of records visited by people.  As long as you are logged in when you visit the site, this excludes yourself, and where possible excludes search engine spiders and other automated "bots" that access the site.  So the numbers are counting actual people who visit your records.

Second is the number of records visited by the Google search engine.

Below is a sample screenshot of what a stats chart could look like, once you have a larger number of records entered and being accessed.

Browsing statistics

(2) By Birthplace
This is accessed from the homepage, clicking "Statistics" and "Stats by birthplace".

This page summarizes the numbers of people born in a place by their birth year, in 50-year periods.  Color-coding ranges from light (fewer people born in the place) to dark (the place with the most born there) for period following each year.  Click to drill down into details for a place.

These pages are examples of how it's important to be consistent and thorough in recording birth places.



Updated: 10-6-2010