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Top 10 death euphemisms

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

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Flowers from an angel

For many of us who work at, one of the best things about the job is hearing about how we help people. Emails and Facebook posts of thanks from our customers are often shared around the office, and a … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day

As Mother’s Day 2012 approached, we at knew we wanted to do something special to honor all the mothers and mother figures that our site visitors have lost. There are many things that can vividly remind us of a … Continue reading

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Jazz Funerals

While working at 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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5 years later: remembering the Virginia Tech shootings

Like millions of people across the country, we at 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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Meet the bloggers

I’ve had a great time introducing our readers to some of my coworkers (Guest Book screeners, Customer and Client Service specialists, and an Account Manager) via @Legacy interviews.  Katie and I are the primary bloggers around here – and we’ve decided … Continue reading

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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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Meet an Affiliate Manager

In the past, we’ve introduced you to some of our Guest Book Screeners and Customer and Client Service Specialists. They do very important work here – but they’re far from the only spokes in the wheel. It takes a … Continue reading

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Places for remembering

I recently read a guest book entry from a bereaved mother in which she described buying decorations for her deceased son’s burial site this year instead of a holiday gift. Buying or making things to decorate a gravesite helps take … Continue reading

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Most visited obituary Guest Books of 2011

As the year comes to a close, we’re looking back at some of the most visited Guest Books of 2011.  For each, we’ve selected a condolence message that represents the common themes among the thousands of messages we received. “I grew up … Continue reading

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