Your nationwide resource for obituaries and guestbooks
Described by MarketWatch as the “granddaddy” of online memorial companies, Legacy.com is the leading provider of online obituary solutions for the newspaper industry. Legacy.com enhances obituaries with guest books, funeral home information, and florist links, providing a community-oriented, content-rich solution for more than 500 newspapers.
Visited by more than 10 million users each month, Legacy.com provides links to obituaries published by the company’s network of newspaper affiliates. Through this network, Legacy.com posts obituaries and Guest Books 60 percent of all Americans.
Legacy.com’s various services contribute to the company’s mission to use new media technology in expanding ways to celebrate people’s lives.
Founded in 1998, Legacy.com is an innovative online media company that collaborates with more than 500 newspapers in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom to provide ways for readers to express condolences and share remembrances of loved ones.
As the leader in the online memorial and obituary market, Legacy.com is visited by more than 10 million users each month. It partners with 76 of the largest 100 U.S. newspapers and features obituaries and Guest Books for more than 60 percent of people who die in the United States.
In addition, the company provides individuals and newspaper affiliates with new and powerful ways to connect during shared times of loss, such as the war in Iraq and Afghanistan, and in the aftermath of national tragedies such as 9/11 and the Virginia Tech shootings.
A privately held company that has financial backing from the Tribune Company, Legacy.com, Inc., has sustained a 25% annual growth rate for the past six years. It is headquartered in the Chicago suburb of Evanston, with Information Technology facilities in nearby Naperville, Illinois.
Legacy.com: where life stories live on.
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- Evanston IL
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- Warning: The title tag for this page is too long. It should be 70 characters or less, including spaces.
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- “Obituaries | Death Notices | Newspaper Obituaries | Online Obituaries | Newspaper Death Notices | Online Death Notices”
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Legacy.com is the leading provider of online obituaries for the newspaper industry. Legacy.com enhances online obituaries with Guest Books, funeral home inf...
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- redirects to: http://legacy.com/obituaries/hartfordcourant/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=17264750
- redirects to: http://legacy.com/obituaries/hartfordcourant/obituary.aspx?n=curtis-r-spivey&pid=87082475
- redirects to: http://legacy.com/NYTimes/GB/GuestbookView.aspx?PersonId=118723174
- redirects to: http://legacy.com/gb2/default.aspx?bookid=10295162060724
- redirects to: http://legacy.com/obit-messenger/
- redirects to: http://legacy.com/obituaries/sanantonio/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=129545806
- redirects to: http://legacy.com/Link.asp?Id=GB16916288X
- redirects to: http://legacy.com/guestbook/thereporter/guestbook.aspx?n=jeremy-mcgraner&pid=3159719&sms_ss=google&at_xt=4d215712344135bf%2C0
- redirects to: http://legacy.com/guestbook/schuylkill/guestbook.aspx?n=william-carson&pid=147502189&cid=full
- redirects to: http://legacy.com/dfw/gb/guestbookview.aspx?personid=117119742&pageno=1
- redirects to: http://legacy.com/DFW/Celebrations.asp
- redirects to: http://legacy.com/saltlaketribune/GB/GuestbookView.aspx?PersonId=89219556
- redirects to: http://legacy.com/gb2/default.aspx?bookID=390979527976&page=2
- redirects to: http://legacy.com/obituaries/courierpostonline/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=143629685
- redirects to: http://legacy.com/link.asp?i=ls000146245286
- redirects to: http://legacy.com/JSOnline/GB/GuestbookView.aspx?PersonId=112871390
- redirects to: http://legacy.com/gb2/default.aspx?bookid=10363892565908&cid=full
- redirects to: http://legacy.com/LATimes/Guestbook.asp?PersonID=16846297
- redirects to: http://legacy.com/gb2/default.aspx?bookid=12180670962610
- redirects to: http://legacy.com/obituaries/pressconnects/obituary.aspx?n=jacqueline-ann-covert&pid=137506909