Registration is free and makes it easier to participate.



With the advent of the World Wide Web, the age-old death announcement has grown from a briefly noted farewell to an enduring, multifaceted memorial.

At the National Obituary Archive, an obituary can be a dynamic, illustrated life story written by family members, funeral directors, professional writers or historians. Friends and relatives are invited to participate by adding their own tributes, a favorite snapshot or a Guestbook entry.