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Through a growing network of concerned Funeral Homes, ObitsforLife is a commercial free online obituary and death notice posting site controlled by funeral professionals to help protect the integrity of their profession, the dignity of the deceased and the trust their families and communities have placed in them.
We are helping funeral professionals regain control of their obituaries and death notices by directing visitors instantly back to the firm’s website, and avoid them being redirected to special interest of third party marketers. Records never go down, providing a permanent connection back to the funeral home.
Through the ObitSafe initiatives, ObitsforLife.com is just one part of FrontRunner Professional’s commitment and dedication to helping our great profession help protect the families and communities they serve.
Will these obituaries and notices remain on this site permanently?
Yes. Unlike typical newspaper and other directories, this site is designed to help keep the notice on in perpetuity so that words of kindness and support can continue to be shared for generations.
Is there a charge to families for posting these notices?
Some funeral homes may charge a small fee for their staff time in administering their online programs. These new online programs are helping to reach out and notify more friends and extended family and can be of great comfort to the families during their time of need. The ability to keep this conduit in perpetuity means that support doesn’t stop after the funeral. Often the use of this online notifying system can help reduce the overall cost of newspaper placement by not having to run in print as many days.
Can anyone upload an obituary?
No. To protect the integrity of this program, the security and the dignity to the deceased, we will only allow funeral homes licensed through local regulatory boards to use this site. This way we can help ensure the authenticity of the obituary. If you would like to have a loved one’s obituary and notice placed on this site, please speak to your local funeral home.
Will we be able to place condolences and tributes on this site?
No. The purpose of this site is to help direct you back to the funeral homes website where more informative tools and information is provided. There you will be presented with the ability to share condolences, words of comfort and other supportive conveniences. This way the funeral home will receive them immediately and present them to the family in real time avoiding the disconnect of third party sites trying to capture the same information, yet no way to get them to the family.
We feel this better serves families and ensures those offering words of support actually get to the family in a timely manner when they need them most.
Will there be maps and directions provided for coming to the funeral home, church or cemetery?
Again, these advanced information services are important to visitors and are presented on the funeral home website along with more specific funeral details that are not often contained within the obituary or death notice. This is one more reason why these obituaries need to link directly to the funeral homes website and not some third party site that offer little to no help in providing real information.
ObitSafe is a comprehensive approach designed to assist funeral homes in regaining control of how their written compiled works in the form of obituaries and death notices are used.
ObitsforLife has taken bold steps to protect funeral homes from third party companies using obituary information for their own financial gain through aggressive advertising designed to often prey on the families and visitors the funeral home serves.
In no way does ObitSafe try to hinder the obituary from going out, it simply puts the process in place to ensure the funeral homes website address is never removed or that the obituary is never republished on third party sites that attempt to create a disconnect by offering condolences / donations where families cannot and will not be notified and subject visitors to advertising campaigns.
Part of the ObitSafe initiatives includes a directory of the retained services of some of the top legal firms in North America. These firms specialize in Copyright and Copyright Infringement Laws and are here to ensure that this information is controlled only through the authorized direction of your firm.
ObitSafe doesn’t just stop there; we provide an umbrella of security and convenience for our users and protection to the families they serve. We include legally drafted copyright messages to submit with your obituaries with specific instructions on how they are to be used, and more specifically how they cannot be used.
The ultimate goal is to stop the disconnect of visitors sending condolences and thoughtful words of support that never get to the family; bring back the dignity for the deceased and their family by not having these notices exposed to aggressive advertising and marketing schemes and keeping the connection with the funeral homes that families have entrusted the care of their loved ones with.