Posted on 6 July 2006

World Vital Records Launches

Written by Robert Merrill

Topics: Utah Living

A new Provo Labs company, World Vital Records, launched last night, according to blog posts by David Lifferth and Kory Hoopes, developers on the project:

This initial site has 3 vital record indexes to start with: Social Security Death Index, Maine Death Records, and Louisiana Slave Index. Total, these indexes represent about 77 million names. The “global search” page returns the results from each index listed in alphabetical order.

This new venture, Paul Allen clearly expects to become the number two genealogy website on the internet, which he surely has the experience to bring about!

Good luck to World Vital Records!

2 Comments For This Post I'd Love to Hear Yours!

  1. Matt Shumway Says:

    I checked out the site World Vital Records and it seems like it will be a great benefit to my genealogy research. There is a free newsletter that anyone can subscribe for. The specific link for that is Plus when you sign up you get a lot of free stuff like a free eSourcebook of American History. It’s nice to have sites like this around.

  2. Jeff Says:

    World Vital Records will be rolling out a bunch of new databases soon. Although a lot of them are not complete, they are still excellent sources. I signed up for their free newsletter with a link in a previos response above. It’s You can’t go wrong with free stuff.

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