Links

PROMINENT WEBSITES

Obituary

Boot Hill – This comprehensive blog covers the deaths of people in the movie industry with connections to or involvement with the genre of Western films. “Where those associated with Western films from around the world are laid to rest.”

Deces des Celebrites (Celebrity Deaths) – This Belgian site is vastly more in touch with cultural figures from the rest of the world than many American obituary sites.

Legacy.com – This massive company indexes more than 1,500 newspapers worldwide; it is the self-proclaimed “leader in the online memorial and obituary market.”

Society of Professional Obituary Writers – Just what it says. “(A)n organization created for folks who write about the dead for a living.”

Tributes.com – Emphasizes “every Life has a Story,” and contains a helpful roster of connections to other death, dying, and mourning resources

NEW! The Blog of Death -- Jade Walker's obituary compendium

Obituary Guide.com -- a do-it-yourself site

Obit Kit -- a purchasable workbook template for the autobituarist

Death

The Art of Mourning – A site that focuses on the memorabilia of mourning throughout history.

The Association for Death Education and Counseling – “(A)n international, professional organization dedicated to promoting excellence and recognizing diversity in death education, care of the dying, grief counseling and research in thanatology.”

Centre for Death and Society – this University of Bath group studies the social aspects of death, dying, and bereavement.

Compassion and Choices – End-of-life issues and support group.

The Conversation Project – Ellen Goodman’s group wants to get people talking about their end-of-life plans.

Death Cafe – A new international movement devoted to social events at which deaths and its taboos are discussed.

Death Over Dinner – Much along the line of Death Cafes, but obviously incorporating a meal.

Dying Matters – English death-awareness group.

Elisabeth Kubler-Ross Foundation – the official site of the groundbreaking psychiatrist who pioneered the study of death, dying, and mourning.

Find a Grave – Just what is says. 121 million grave records and counting.

Morbid Anatomy – This blog explores thanatology – the interdisciplinary study of death.

The Order of the Good Death – “A group of funeral industry professionals, academics, and artists exploring ways to prepare a death-phobic culture for their (sic) inevitable mortality.”

The Thanatos Archives – A collection of early post-mortem and mourning photography.

End-of-life information and planning

Death with Dignity National Center – A group that promotes death-with-dignity laws, presumably those including assisted suicide.

Duplex Planet -- an ongoing work that portrays the old and the dying 

Everplans – This company facilitates end-of-life planning.

Final Fling – Group helps you organize your final obsequies and other post-mortem details.

Get Your Shit Together! – This DIY group has resources for those seeking end-of-life planning.

Growth House – presents a plethora of information and materials to assist in compassionate end-of-life care.

Living Well, Dying Well – Courses, training, conversations, and services to help preparation for death.

Medium: Bereavement and Mourning – Subsection of publishing platform, curated by Todd Nigro.

Modern Loss – This grief and loss site focuses on younger adults.


Pallimed – A hospice and palliative medicine blog

Seven Ponds – This company offers information regarding both pre-death and post-mortem planning and support.


Grief and mourning

The Compassionate Friends – A group formed to support grieving parents.

National Alliance for Grieving Children

Shiva.com -- "the resource for Jewish mourning"


The funeral industry

Confessions of a Funeral Director – Caleb Wilde’s entertaining site is devoted to the ups and downs of the funeral industry. Lighthearted at times, but never disrespectful.

Funeral Consumers Alliance – a non-profit organization dedicated to “protecting a consumer’s right to choose a meaningful, dignified, affordable funeral.”

FuneralWise – A helpful site concerning all the details of funeral services, costs, etiquette, customs, etc.