Adds 77 Million Geocoded Records to its Updated Site:
WorldVitalRecords.com geocodes three new databases, including the SSDI
Provo, UT , July 3, 2006 – WorldVitalRecords.com
added the first databases to its genealogy site today, providing users
with access to 77 million geocoded records, including the Death Master
File (DMF), commonly known in the genealogy industry as the SSDI.
"I don't know of anyone else right now who is doing map mashups with
genealogy data. When you just receive the latitude and longitude numbers
or zip codes, they don't make a lot of sense to anyone, but when you see
the city on a map along with the neighboring counties, it provides a special
representation of where the individual died," said Jimmy Zimmerman,
Developer, Provo Labs (former parent company of WorldVitalRecords.com).
When a user types in a surname of an individual, the location of that
individual's death, as well as the deaths of other individuals in the
local area, is automatically geocoded. Users can see the area from a satellite
view, as well as a hybrid view. Many search results also link to historical
"Currently what we have implemented is the ability for users to visually
see the city and neighboring counties on a map where their ancestors lived,
which is a huge benefit to researchers. The historical timeline data also
adds an extra element of context," said John Ivie, Senior Engineer,
interested in exploring the geocoded databases should go to http://www.worldvitalrecords.com.
Finding your ancestors can be overwhelming, and expensive. At WorldVitalRecords.com,
we've made it easy and affordable for individuals to connect to their
families and find answers to their genealogical questions. Led by Paul
Allen, who after founding Ancestry.com, which became the largest genealogy
company in the world, now aims to be the number two player in the genealogy
industry with WorldVitalRecords.com.
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