Funeral homes post obituaries online through Legacy.com. ObitFinder searches more than 1,500 national and international newspapers are searched. Users simply need to enter first and last name and state to find the desired obituary, and the obituaries are updated daily and searches can be conducted back to February of 2001.
Legacy.com provides a variety of information about funerals. Flowers can be shipped directly to a funeral home. Sympathy and condolence advice is given along with examples of how to write an obituary.
Advice from leading experts, including Florence Isaacs, author and journalist; Robbie Miller Kaplan, author and blogger; Susan Soper, author and journalist; Nancy Weil, author; and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, is provided on grief support groups, end-of-life issues and information on coping with loss of life. A grief support community can also be accessed.
Obituaries can be submitted directly to newspapers throughout the United States and international newspaper partners. The international partners are located in the United Kingdom, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand and Australia.
Funeral and memorial service etiquette advice is given on what not to wear to when not to attend a funeral. Funeral customs are also detailed. The "Today in History" section provides information on who was in the news on a particular date.