Case Study

Document Reader Solution Indexes And Extracts Information From Handwritten Census And Civic Records Dating From Pre-1908

Source: A2iA Corporation

Coutot-Roehrig, a European leader in finding unknown heirs, missing beneficiaries, real estate owners, property shareholders, and locating people or data to validate hereditary rights, developed out of the Coutot Genealogy Study of 1895. With 31 branches in France, Italy, Belgium, Poland and Switzerland, Coutot-Roehrig’s services were originally utilized in the legal space, but have recently expanded to a much broader range of industries including financial and real estate institutions.

Today, Coutot-Roehrig maintains an international network and is most often tasked with finding next-of-kin, as far back as six generations, when unknown at the time of death. To date, Coutot-Roehrig manages more than half a billion documents (over 20 T-bytes) of department and municipal archive images, including public records, population census lists, and city/municipality resident information a2ia DocumentReader , a document classification and data extraction toolkit, was selected to automatically index and extract first and last name of individuals, as well as their family relationship, from over 350,000 tables from France’s census and civic records dating from pre-1908.

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