Remembering the Fallen

Capt. Matthew G. Nielson (Photo via Fort Hood Press Center)

Capt. Matthew G. Nielson (Photo via Fort Hood Press Center)

On Memorial Day, we are asked to pause to remember the men and women who have fought and died for our country. We at are proud to dedicate a portion of our web site to memorializing these service members. Every day, visitors to our site are reminded that those who have died serving in our military are more than statistics. They’re as diverse as the human race – they’re young and old, male and female, proud to serve and nervous about seeing combat, and so much more. And each and every one of them is dearly missed – by the families and friends they left behind, and by a grateful nation. Continue reading

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Next Generation Obituary introduces the next generation in online obituaries. This innovative, new premium obituary is transforming the way we remember our loved ones. Here is a brief introductory video that highlights why we feel this product is better for friends and families of the deceased, funeral homes, and our newspaper affiliates. Continue reading

Posted in New from | Tagged , Acquires UK-Based Web Announcements Ltd. is proud to announce that we have acquired Web Announcements Ltd, the parent company of iAnnounce (, the European leader in online obituaries and family announcements. This acquisition will add hundreds of new newspapers to our family of affiliates, expanding our overseas reach in Europe. We look forward to working with another top company. For more information, please see today’s press release or email

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5 Condolences: things my mother taught me

Photo submitted to Lois Purdum's Guest Book, published in Baltimore Sun

Photo submitted to Lois Purdum’s Guest Book, published in Baltimore Sun

The best mothers do more than raise us and nurture us – they teach us, too. Of course, there are the early basics: Mom teaches Baby how to eat, how to get dressed, how to talk. As we get to school age, Mom is there to help with homework and to teach us good manners. We move out of the house and Mom is at the other end of the phone reminding us how she makes our favorite foods or giving us advice on handling a big job interview. As long as we have our mothers with us, they are there to teach us… and when they’re gone, we spend the rest of our lives wondering who to go to for advice.

As Mother’s Day approaches, we share 5 condolences that detail the many things learned from Mom. Continue reading

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Introducing the Next Generation of Obituaries

An Innovative Online Obituary Experience Designed to Better Honor the Deceased

When saying good-bye to a loved one, we at understand the important role our products can play in helping families honor a life well lived. This is a job we do not take lightly. With that in mind, we asked ourselves: How can we elevate our newspaper obituary offerings? How can we continue to help families honor their loved ones? Over the past year we challenged our team to develop an innovative new online obituary experience that answered those questions.

Introducing the next generation in online newspaper obituaries, designed with more emphasis on honoring the deceased and features families seek, including: Continue reading

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The best obituary ever

Shared by tens of thousands of people via social media, and viewed more than half a million times in its first few days online, Harry Stamps’ obituary is one for the ages. Many readers have declared it the best obituary ever.

From its opening line, it instantly draws readers in: “Harry Weathersby Stamps, ladies’ man, foodie, natty dresser, and accomplished traveler, died on Saturday, March 9, 2013.” Written by his daughter, Amanda Lewis, the obituary shares Harry’s greatest loves (BLTs on Bunny Bread) as well as his many dislikes (sorry, Martha Stewart!). Continue reading

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Photos@Legacy: Sisters

Photo submitted to Julia Mahon's Guest Book, published in The News & Advance

Photo submitted to Julia Mahon’s Guest Book, published in The News & Advance

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We are proud to share the news that’s CEO, Stopher Bartol, received the “Innovation” leadership award at the Vistage 2013 International Conference.

Stopher was recognized for his passion for creating a vehicle to tell every person’s story. Through our partnerships with more than 800 newspapers in North America, Europe and Australia, as well as our partnerships with funeral homes, brings obituaries to life and helps users create complete social media-enabled memorial sites with photos and videos.

Here is a video that shares more about Stopher and our work at Continue reading

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Random Acts of Kindness Week

Today marks the beginning of Random Acts of Kindness Week.

We encourage you to visit our Legends & Legacies blog to read the amazing story of one grieving family who set off a chain reaction of kind acts.

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Photos @Legacy: Happy Valentine’s Day

Photo submitted to Daphne LaGasse's Guest Book, published by Forest Lawn Funeral Home.

Photo submitted to Daphne LaGasse’s Guest Book, published by Forest Lawn Funeral Home.

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