Alpharetta, Ga. - ChoicePoint (NYSE:CPS) is acquiring the assets of Memphis, Tenn.-based USCerts, which provides technology and data management services to facilitate the remote ordering of certified birth, death, marriage and divorce certificates. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.USCerts combines technology with user-friendly interfaces to provide a secure, remote vital records ordering system. The company also provides a network for processing vital record requests by telephone, facsimile or the World Wide Web.

The acquisition of USCerts will enhance ChoicePoint's VitalChek business, which already facilitates more than two million transactions per year to meet the growing demand for documents needed to verify a person's age and identity. VitalChek provides the hardware and network to enable consumers to order vital records maintained in all 50 states and the Canadian province of British Columbia.

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