Lynmarie reflects on the countless Guest Book entries she has read in the years she’s been screening. And she offers a bit of hope.
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Obituary Readers by State: Guest Book Engagement

We looked at all the obituaries in our database to see how Guest Book engagement varies across the United States and Canada. To see how your state’s Guest Book signage rate measures up to the rest of your country, click here.

A Day in the Life of an Obituary Guest Book Screener’s Content Screeners review every single Guest Book entry to ensure your newspaper remains a safe space for your readers. Lynmarie, Legacy’s Content Review Training Manager, reflects on the countless Guest Book entries she has read in the years she’s been screening. And she offers a bit of hope.

Drive More Print Revenue

Last year, many of our partners took advantage of our print-ready “Year in Review” editorial pieces to build more space for their advertisers and drive additional print revenue. This year, we are creating four options for you to choose from: R.I.P. 2017: Who Died This Year, Even More Incredible Musicians Died in 2017 Than 2016, Great African Americans Who Died in 2017, and Celebrity Deaths in 2017: A Year of Surprising Statistics. Click here to see examples of last year’s Year in Review piece and request one for this year.



News & Updates



Introducing ObitWriter

Last month, we announced the launch of ObitWriter, a first-of-its-kind tool that helps funeral directors and families easily create obituaries for placement in local newspapers. We received so much interest and excitement about the tool, and are currently putting the finishing touches on it so you, our partners, get the first look. If you haven’t already, click here to sign up for early access of ObitWriter when we release it next month.


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