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The website legacy.com is an online repository of obituaries sourced
from over 800 newspapers across Europe, North America, New Zealand and
Australia. By partnering with 85 of the United States 100 largest
newspapers, the site is able to provide obituaries and a guest book
function for about 75% of all deaths in the country. This amounts to
almost 10 million obituaries being recorded so far.
The obituary and guest book tab allows users to set up an obituary or search for a loved one by name, view their obituary and leave a comment or message in their memory. Family and friends can read these messages and gain comfort in hearing how their loved ones were loved. There is also a state by state map of the U.S.A. which links users to newspaper obituaries according to the state they click on.
The website also offers access to larger group memorial sites such as the 9/11 victims, WWII veterans and members of the US armed forces who have died serving in Afghanistan and Iraq. Those close to people who are part of these larger groups can find support in other's comments and testimony.As the site deals with the sensitive subject of death, there is also a 24 hour a day support center staffed by experts in the field of grieving. Users can ask for guidance or support through a number of channels, by phone or email
There are also a number of featured obituaries that may prove interesting to visitors. Updated regularly, these often cover well-known or remarkable people with a professionally written obituary detailing their life's achievements. The website www.legacy.com is a sensitively presented online repository of obituaries from around the world, and one which is undoubtedly a useful tool and grieving aid for visitors to its webpages. With a user friendly interface, the site can also be a compelling read. Users can also find links to local funeral parlors, gift and flower shops and charities to contact for donations.