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How to Create an Online Memorial

If you are looking for a unique way to share memories of a deceased loved one, you may want to create an online tribute. These memorials allow family members and friends from near and far to share their memories while honoring a life well lived. Over time, the tribute can become a wonderful source of memories that will last for years to come.

Once you have determined that you would like to set up this type of memorial, start gathering information and materials you’d like to include. Keep in mind that not everything has to be added at once, and the site should allow others to add photos and stories as well.

Here are a few tips to get you started:

  • Compile all essential biographical data, such as birth date, death date, full name and places where the deceased has lived. Try to document his or her life without getting too caught up in small details.
  • Include a good photo of your loved one. This provides a connection for visitors to the online tribute. A range of photos to visibly illustrate the deceased’s life can also be used.
  • Allow visitors to upload and share photos.
  • Write the actual tribute. How would your loved one like to be remembered? You can use the eulogy from the funeral, memories, or your own thoughts about the deceased. Sharing a special story is often a great way to start.
  • Invite others to share their stories and comments. Ask visitors to share what they remember best about your loved one.
  • Consider adding multimedia items such as video, audio and photo albums. We recommend keeping the size of video files to a minimum so that it is quick and easy for visitors to download.

Follow these steps to start an online memorial for your loved one today:

  1. Visit our Obituaries page and click on the link “Search our national registry”


  2. Enter first name, last name, city, state, and date of death and click on the 'Search' button. In the search results click “Remember [Name]”


  3. Follow the steps to create and Enduring Memories Online account

 

Click here to start an online memorial today.

Date: Friday, February 10, 2012

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