Ancestry LE’s Top Ten

Below is a list of Ancestry Library Edition’s Top Ten. In this context, “Top Ten” means 10 largest record collections in Ancestry LE.

1. Public Member Trees: 1,895,402,199
2. U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995: 1,385,585,286
3. U.S. Public Records Index, 1950-1993, Volume 1: 418,684,972
4. U.S. Public Records Index, 1950-1993, Volume 2: 402,466,552
5. U.S., School Yearbooks, 1900-1990: 373,373,645
6. U.S. Phone and Address Directories, 1993-2002: 313,279,169
7. British Phone Books, 1880-1984: 278,407,890
8. England, Select Births and Christenings, 1538-1975: 191,854,075
9. London, England, Electoral Registers, 1832-1965: 179,071,664
10. U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current: 146,905,584

Yes, the first two collections listed each include more than 1 BILLION records.

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