Tag Archives: Obituaries

Top 10 death euphemisms

With more than 10 million obituaries in Legacy.com’s database, we’ve read just about every death euphemism you can imagine.  While approximately 6.5 million of Legacy.com’s obituaries indicate that someone has “died, ” more than 5 million use the term “passed … 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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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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Sharing Spencer’s Story

Legacy.com has more than 10 million newspaper obituaries in our database.  You might think we’ve seen and read it all.  But we’re regularly reminded that we haven’t.  The latest reminder came in the form of an obituary written by a … Continue reading

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Special remembrances

As we wrote in October, many obituaries include a request for donations to charity in lieu of flowers.  We recently came across an “in lieu of flowers” request that struck us as special, as well as a great idea:  Jennifer … Continue reading

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Legacy.com welcomes Tasmania’s The Mercury

Tasmania is about much more than devils! Yes, Tasmania has Tasmanian devils, but that’s not all. Tasmania is also home to The Mercury, our newest newspaper affiliate. Located in Hobart, Tasmania’s capitol, The Mercury launched Legacy obits on February 5. A … Continue reading

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Civil Rights Movement: first-hand accounts

Members of the generation that actively participated in the Civil Rights Movement of the 50s and 60s are starting to pass away in greater numbers each year.  And their participation in the movement was such an important part of their … Continue reading

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Look who’s reading newspaper obituaries

It happened more than 1.4 million times during August 2011 – Facebook users clicked on a link to a newspaper obituary or guest book. That number climbed to 2.1 million in November, and it looks to exceed 2.5 million this … Continue reading

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The magic of Santa Claus

My 12 year old son asked me this weekend if I believed in the magic of Santa Claus. I replied as any mom would: “Yes, I do!” Santa’s ability to bring joy, laughter, and hope to young and old alike … Continue reading

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World War II Memorial Site

With the 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor just two days away, World War II veterans have been on my mind. So I decided to spend some time reading obituaries and tributes in Legacy.com’s World War II Memorial … Continue reading

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