There are a number of benefits to posting an obituary online in a well known local or national newspaper’s online publication.
It’s up forever
A newspaper obituary can be thrown out. And navigating online newspaper records can be pain, assuming archives even exist. On the other hand, online obituaries and memorials effectively last forever.
As long as the site it’s hosted on is online, your online obituary will be online. This allows you to access your cherished memories and touching tributes whenever you want, without the fear of one of the final reminders of a loved one or friend slipping away with a misplaced newspaper or book.
Ease of access
Helping you come to terms with your own grief is just one of the reasons for taking out an obituary. Another is to unite loved ones and reconnect to honor the departed's life and impact.
It’s a bit more difficult to do that if friends and family can’t see it. Put up an obituary in the local paper and there’s no guarantee all of your family members will see it. Perhaps some live in a different area, or don’t have a newspaper subscription. The internet has made it possible to easily store, access and share anything no matter how far the distance or how different the time zones are.
This allows you to collectively mourn without worrying about whether or not your friends and family will be able to access it.
Upload a photo
You’re not restricted to text when it comes to memorializing somebody in an online obituary. Photos serve as a visual memoir perfectly capturing the features and the personality of the departed.
There are a number of benefits of posting an obituary online in a well known local or national newspaper's online publication.
Here's a good example of an online obituary: