SAN DIEGO, Jan. 24, 2005 - Data Tree LLC, the nation's largest provider of recorded property document images and a member of The First American Corporation (NYSE: FAF) family of companies, today announced the launch of, a new Web-based product offering instant, 24/7 access to the Data Tree imaged document database.

Requiring no software installation or training, is ideal for mortgage servicers, real estate attorneys, land surveyors, abstractors and others seeking immediate, cost-effective access to local or nationwide land record documents. Utilizing multiple search capabilities, users can instantly view current and historical ownership details of residential, commercial and other types of real property. They can instantly receive copies of mortgages, deeds, assignments, transfers, assessor maps and a variety of reports including property detail, sales comparables, and legal and vesting information.

Built upon Data Tree's more than 2 billion imaged property documents, the continuously updated system offers geographic coverage spanning 33 states and every major metropolitan area. Documents can be viewed, saved, printed or e-mailed directly from the user's Web browser.

" delivers the Data Tree database to an entirely new type of customer," said Robert Karraa, chief operating officer at Data Tree. "We've created a Web-based solution with advanced, multiple search capabilities and combined it with nationwide database access. The result is an application that caters to the needs of a variety of industries in a timely and cost-effective manner."

"Increasing access to the Data Tree archive introduces new customer categories to First American's property data expertise," said Dennis J. Gilmore, group president and chief operating officer at First American. " offers nontraditional land record searchers an unprecedented level of efficiency and simplicity, a combination that we expect will drive user adoption substantially in coming years."

For more information, visit or contact Data Tree at (800) 708-8463.

About Data Tree
Data Tree LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of The First American Corporation (NYSE: FAF), provides an online database containing more than 2 billion current and historical document images. Available in more than 350 leading markets, Data Tree delivers hundreds of thousands of quality images instantly online, everyday to companies in need of recorded property documents and property information. Data Tree’s proprietary technology enables workflow automation by allowing users to process, share, annotate, print and store images in a networked or Internet-connected environment. Data Tree greatly reduces research times and makes title automation and paperless processing a reality. More information about the company can be found at

About First American
The First American Corporation (NYSE: FAF), a Fortune 500 company that traces its history to 1889, is the nation’s largest data provider. First American combines advanced analytics with its vast data resources to supply businesses and consumers with valuable information products to support the major economic events of people’s lives, such as getting a job, renting an apartment, buying a car or house, securing a mortgage and opening or buying a business. The First American Family of Companies, many of which command leading market share positions in their respective industries, operate within six primary business segments, including: Title Insurance and Services, Specialty Insurance, Mortgage Information, Property Information, Credit Information and Screening Information. With revenues of $6.72 billion in 2004, First American has 31,000 employees in approximately 2,000 offices throughout the United States and abroad. More information about the company and an archive of its press releases can be found at


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