It happens a lot to those of us who work here at Legacy.com: someone asks what we do, we mention obituaries, and their eyes widen. They may crack a joke or suggest our jobs must be morbid. “Nobody understands what our company does,” more than one team member has said over the years.
The world of online memorialization is unique and can be emotionally challenging. But it’s not morbid. We are inspired and honored to be part of the celebrations of life that our users share each day. With this blog, we will highlight some of the powerful stories, tributes and images we come across. We’ll also provide a behind-the-scenes look at who we are, what we do and why.
We hope you will be touched by some of the life stories that have touched us.
Founded in 1998, Legacy.com collaborates with more than 1,500 newspapers in the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, U.K. and Europe to provide ways for readers to express condolences and share remembrances of loved ones. As the leader in the online memorial and obituary market, Legacy.com draws more than 18 million unique visitors each month, making it one of the 50 most visited websites in the U.S. In addition to hosting more than 20 million obituaries, Legacy.com also provides newspapers with online solutions for their celebration, pet and public notice categories. Legacy.com is headquartered in Evanston, Illinois, with information technology facilities in nearby Naperville, Illinois. The U.K. and European markets are supported through our London office. In Europe, we also manage iAnnounce, whose parent company, Web Announcements Ltd., was acquired by Legacy.com in 2013. Legacy.com is a privately held company. For more information, visit www.legacy.com.