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What services does your company provide?

Legacy.com is the global leader in online obituaries with over 40 million visitors each month, providing support and obituary-related services to more than 1,000 newspapers and 3,500 funeral homes worldwide. We’re proud to offer our partners unparalleled scale and expertise that delivers industry-leading products, innovative e-commerce solutions, and award-winning customer service.

What makes your company unique?

Founded in 1999, Legacy offers a 360-degree breadth of knowledge and obituary category expertise that comes with 20+ years of working hand-in-hand with local newspapers and funeral homes. Our expanding network of resources, unmatched by any other provider, include:

• A growing corporate family of some most experienced end-of-life service providers, including Tukios, iPublish, and Tributes.com.

• Our obituary database: the largest body of 21st-century death notices in the world.

• 40 million monthly visitors to the most visited and most expansive online end-of-life destination.

• Integrated, innovative e-commerce platforms designed to provide our partners with new revenue sources in changing times.

Legacy matches our experience with a company culture committed to supporting local newspapers in their vital role as the go-to destination for community deaths news. We’re proud to continue helping our newspaper partners connect with their readers, collaborate with their funeral homes, and expand their digital presence for generations to come.

Is your company offering any new products or services since COVID-19? Please describe.

As the industry leader in digital memorialization, Legacy.com is uniquely positioned to help our newspaper partners find innovative ways to support their readers and funeral homes during the epidemic. Current offerings include support for video funerals with partner Tukios, social-distancing safe e-commerce options, and a full library of COVID-specific memorialization articles and resources. We’ve also made our full obituary database, the world’s largest, freely available to researchers and journalists to use in their epidemic coverage. You can read more about our pandemic resources at these links:

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“We have been partners with Legacy.com for some time now and recently expanded our partnership to include all of our publications in the Shaw Media Illinois umbrella. Legacy.com provides great customer service along with many opportunities to grow obituary revenue.”


Ernie Roth
General Manager