Provo Labs Adds 77 Million Geocoded Records to its Updated Site geocodes three new databases, including the SSDI


Provo, UT -- (ReleaseWire) -- 07/05/2006 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

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 timeline data.

“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,

Individuals interested in exploring the geocoded databases should go to

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