October 24, 2014

Genealogy: Most Popular Hobby? Here are the Stats

custom_gold_seal_with_ribbon_12419I often hear people claim that genealogy is one of the most popular hobbies (or THE most popular hobby) in the world. Certainly from where I sit, I can see the industry is growing. More and more people are getting excited about exploring their roots.

Here’s an infographic sent to me by Zacary Spencer at the popular tech webiste TopTenReviews.com. He gathered data from several different sources (including the Genealogy Gems Podcast) that shows a thriving international interest!

Demand is high for Genealogy Gems free and premium content, as you can see by my stats:

  • Downloads in August 2013 alone: 72,458!
  • Free Podcasts: 160
  • Premium Podcasts: 102
  • Free Videos on our YouTube channel: over 75, and over 200,000 views
  • Premium Videos: 18
  • Apps: 3 (iOS, Android, Windows8)
  • The Real Genealogy Gems: YOU! Our thousands of listeners and viewers! THANK YOU!!
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About Lisa

Lisa Louise Cooke is the Producer and Host of the Genealogy Gems Podcast, an online genealogy audio show at www.GenealogyGems.com. She is the author of the books Genealogy Gems: Ultimate Research Strategies and The Genealogist’s Google Toolbox, and the Google Earth for Genealogy DVD series, an international conference speaker, and writer for Family Tree Magazine.