Category Archives: In the News

Most visited obituary Guest Books of 2012

As the year comes to a close, we’re looking back at some of the most visited Guest Books of 2012.  For each, we’ve selected a condolence message that represents the common themes among the thousands of messages we received. “To the families … Continue reading

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Legacy.com wins an EPPY Award

Legacy.com is pleased to announce that we’ve been honored with an EPPY Award, naming us 2012’s Best Classified Website. What is an EPPY? The EPPY Awards are presented by Editor & Publisher magazine, the longstanding authority on the newspaper industry. … Continue reading

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Think Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and we at Legacy.com are dedicated to honoring all those whose lives have been touched by breast cancer. Two new features debut today on our site. One is a small but meaningful and lovely … Continue reading

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Team Spirit

A Nascar fan whose ashes took a few laps around the track, a Dallas Cowboys fan who wanted all who attended her service to wear Cowboys gear, an Orioles fan whose family chose an Orioles-themed casket…these and more true sports fans … Continue reading

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Death goes digital

We were fascinated by a USA Today time line that explores how technology has impacted the rites and rituals surrounding death.  From the earliest printed obituaries in the 1700s to memorial photographs, funeral trains, televised funerals, and online obituaries – … Continue reading

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Jazz Funerals

While working at Legacy.com for the past 12 years, I’ve learned more about memorialization and funerals than I ever thought I’d know. Some of my friends think it’s a morbid topic, but as I told them when I got the … Continue reading

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Donating life

Did you know that one organ donor can save up to 8 lives? Although there are more than 100 million Americans signed up to be donors, 18 people die each day while waiting for an organ transplant.  In honor of … Continue reading

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5 years later: remembering the Virginia Tech shootings

Like millions of people across the country, we at Legacy.com were stunned and saddened by the news of the shootings at Virginia Tech on April 16, 2007.  As people struggled to make sense of the shootings, we did what we … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month. Poetry may not seem like the most popular art form in our world today – it’s often eclipsed by movies, pop music, even the novel if you want to stick with the printed word. But … Continue reading

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Rosie the Riveter

With men off to war and production needs increasing dramatically, the U.S. government launched a propaganda campaign during World War II to pull women into factory jobs traditionally held by men.  During the course of World War II, more than … Continue reading

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