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Help digitize WWI burial records

World War I enthusiasts started a project to create one of the best resources available to track the passing of fallen soldiers.   Celebrating those who have gone before us keeps those who have passed spirit and memory alive. It is…

Pet cemetery sold for commercial use shocks pet parents

For over 50 years pet owners have been burying their beloved pets at the Oak Hollow Memorial Park. This has come to an abrupt end as the pet cemetery owner has sold the land. At Hollow Oak Memorial Park, just…

Mexico battles infectious waste disposal issues due to corona crisis

Piles of hazardous medical waste have been found in forests, warehouses and crematoria in Mexico as the country surpasses the limits of waste management. Military personnel have served their country and have a special role in society. Honoring deceased veterans…

States can’t wait for FEMA, Massachusetts lawmakers propose to help cover covid19 funeral costs

Lawmakers in Massachusetts have proposed a $5 million fund to help families, who lost a loved one to COVID-19, pay for burial services. Backed by almost a dozen lawmakers, a bipartisan proposal by Massachusetts lawmakers would provide up to $1,500…

Unique ways to honor veterans’ ashes

Get inspired on ways to honor veterans Military personnel have served their country and have a special role in society. Honoring deceased veterans can be a difficult challenge and should be customized to the departed and family’s needs and wants.…

Jewish families going to extremes to have loved ones buried in Israel

Final wishes to be buried in Israel leads diaspora families to take extreme measures during the COVID-19 Pandemic Jews grow up learning about the benefits of being buried in the holy land their whole lives. The stories and spirit of…

Muslim cemetery in India waives all fees for COVID-19 Victims

This week The Mahim Kabrastan Trust from Mumbai announced that they will be offering free burials for COVID-19 deceased Muslims.   The Mahim Kabrastan is one of the 15 cemeteries in Mumbai which will be taking bodies of those who passed…

Undigging the past of notable women thanks to a historic cemeteries grant

A grant has been awarded to begin researching the women buried in Oregon’s historic cemeteries.  The Oregon public agency Metro has begun an exciting new project diving into the stories of the women buried in the historic cemeteries. As a…

Canada planning to open its first human taphonomy facility

Canada improves law enforcement efforts by investing in a human taphonomy facility This spring Canada is planning on opening its first ever Secure Site for Research in Thanatology (SSRT) in Becancour, Quebec. Also commonly referred to as a “body farm”…

Brexit will lead to a lack of staffing for UK end of life services

A no deal Brexit has officially begun and industries across the board will begin to feel the effects. A big part of the campaign for Brexit was job security for the British. The UK National Health Service (NHS) and care…