A lot of little things were fixed on the obituary side of things this month. First, the apostrophe problem is a thing of the past.
All of the cemeteries (currently known) in the state are now included in the database, so, if you are posting an obituary and including the Colorado internment details, you can find the correct cemetery. The cemeteries are organized alphabetically by county, so, the cemeteries in Adams County are on the top of the list.
Finally, all the layout quirks have been smoothed out, and you can share your obituary on Facebook or other social media sites with one single click.
Please feel free to try it out, and if you encounter any difficulties, please use this form to report any difficulties. Also, if you have any suggestions for improving the service, I would love to hear from you.
Checkout this link if you'd like to see the obituary posting policy and guidelines.
Free Obituaries in July!
I'm still working on getting partners for the obituary system, and making sure everything is working well, so, the month of July will have free posting, too.
This offer will expire July 31st, so take advantage of the opportunity.
There will be some testing this weekend for some features that are not currently active. If you see problems with the system during these times, please use this form to report any difficulties.
The guestbook feature for each obituary is a place for your loved one's family and friends to share memories or their respects for the deceased. With your posting code, you can moderate and delete and inappropriate comments. All obituaries have their own individual guestbook, and it is free for guests to post their thoughts.
Historical obituaries are also welcome. You might have a old, fading obituary that you'd like to make accessible on the internet for your family to see and read for generations. Even better, you could find a long, lost relative when a genealogy researcher for other parts of your family discovers that one link between your familes.
I would like to invite genealogy clubs the opportunity to be a partner on the obiturary site. If you know of, or are a member of a genealogy club that would like to post obituaries for free on the site, please ask about this special program, by completing this form to ask about the details. Your club will get the ability to post obituaries for free, and a page on my website for you to post meeting times or other details.
Around the Web
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A preservation effort in Columbia, South Carolina by a non-profit preservation organization.
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