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Obits.WordPress.com is a dedicated obituary blog published by FuneralSearch.com and our network subscribers.  If you have a specific question about how to publish an obituary, death notice, or memorial service announcement our on blog, please click the Publication FAQ page link to the right.

We created this blog for four reasons:

  • As funeral directors, we believe that every life is unique and that every person, regardless of age, deserves a FREE obituary so their life can be commemorated. Our blog allows funeral directors who are part of the FuneralSearch.com network to publish obituaries for free so time-sensitive information can be published quickly, easily, and effectively.
  • Although there are many online obituary web sites, most make it difficult to find an obituary — it’s a little bit like knowing how to spell before you can use a dictionary — and most have other motives other than providing funeral service information. For example, obituaries are often surrounded by text or graphic ads for flowers, gift baskets, or other products or services.  To us, this is tacky and disrespectful. We guarantee that on our blog, ads are NOT permitted. Note: What happens to an obituary when it is categorized and published by various RSS feeds is beyond our control.
  • We want to create a mechanism where our readers can link a person’s name with a funeral home as quickly as possible. By publishing obituaries on a blog that is constantly updated, search engines such as Google index and display this information with incredible speed.
  • Print obituaries are very expensive. In the past, many small newspapers would publish obituaries for free or for a small fee. This is no longer the case. Sadly, I’ve watched families sacrifice limousine service — or other funeral home services or products — because the obituary fees exceeded what the family expected. Now, thanks to our blog, families can publish a richly detailed obituary…for FREE.

We hope our services provide some small comfort to you and your family in the days ahead. Please accept our condolences at this very difficult time of your life.

Regards,

John G. DePretis,
Editor and Publisher – FuneralSearch.com

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Published on April 8, 2007 at 4:47 am  Leave a Comment  

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