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Links and Resources

CONSUMER ORGANIZATIONS

http://www.aarp.org/ American Association of Retired Persons

A non-profit, nonpartisan membership organization for people age 50 and over. They lead positive social change and deliver value to members through information, advocacy and service.

http://www.bbb.org/ The Better Business Bureau

Core services include Business Reliability Reports; Dispute Resolution; Truth-in-advertising; Consumer and Business Education; and Charity Review.

http://www.ftc.gov/ The Federal Trade Comission

Enforces federal consumer protection laws that prevent fraud, deception and unfair business practices. The Commission also enforces federal antitrust laws that could harm consumers.


CEMETERY ASSOCIATIONS

www.acc-seattle.com/ Associated Catholic Cemeteries Archdiocese of Seattle, WA

Through the grave, Associated Catholic Cemeteries embraces the Archbishop's ministry to provide premier service and compassionate care in Christ.

www.iccfa.com/ International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association

Guardians of a Nation's Heritage promoting consumer choices, pre-arrangement and open competitionwithin the death care industry.

www.wcfa.us/ Washington Cemetery, Cremation & Funeral Association

A state organization of Cemeteries, Cremationists, funeral directors and Suppliers.

www.cremationassociation.org/ Cremation Association of North America

Founded in 1913 the Cremation Association of North America is an International organization composed of cemeterians, cremationists, funeral directors, industry suppliers and consultants.


FUNERAL ORGANIZATIONS

www.funerals.org/ Funeral Consumers Alliance

A federation of non-profit consumer information societies celebrating 40 years of protecting a consumer's right to a meaningful, dignified, affordable funeral.

www.ogr.org/ The International Order of the Golden Rule

A worldwide professional association of independently owned and operated funeral homes.

www.iccfa.com/ International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association

Guardians of a Nation's Heritage promoting consumer choices, pre-arrangement and open competition within the death care industry.

www.jfda.org/ Jewish Funeral Directors Association

Assisting people of the Jewish faith arrange meaningful and affordable funerals in the Jewish tradition.

www.nfda.org/ The National Funeral Directors Association

Provides advocacy, education, information, products, programs and services to help members enhance the quality of service to families. From this website you can search for State Funeral Directors Associations nationwide.

www.selectedfuneralhomes.org/ Formerly National Selected Morticians

Offers consumera a wide range of choices to create a meaningful tribute following the death of a loved one.


GENEALOGY

www.africanamericancemeteries.com A project of the Millenium Project: People working together to build an online database of Aftrican American genealogical material for the 21st century.

www.ancestry.com/ The largest collection of family history records on the web. Free trial and subscription available.

www.familysearch.org/ Church of Latter Day Saints Family History Library.

www.cyndislist.com/ A genealogical research portal onto the internet.

www.Genealogy.com/ Genealogy research and family tree software.

www.archives.com/ A genealogical search engine.

www.jewishgen.org/ The home of Jewish Genealogy-primary internet source connecting researchers of Jewish genealogy worldwide.

www.archives.gov/genealogy/ The National Archives offers insight into the lives of people, their families and our history. Because the records at the National Archives come from every branch of the Federal government, almost all Americans can find themselves, their ancestors, or their community in the archives. Knowing how a person interacted with the government is key to a successful search.

www.ssdi.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ Search the Social Security Death Index by entering one or more fields in the form and clicking on the "submit" button.


GRIEVING, GRIEF COUNSELING, GRIEF BOOKS

www.sids.org/ National US non profit organization dedicated to the prevention of sudden infant death and the promotion of infant health.

www.avma.org/ The American Veterinary Medical AssociationWeb site is the place where veterinary professionals, pet owners and animal lovers go to find comprehensive information on pet care, and animal health.

www.beyondindigo.com/ Grief Support provides information on caregiving, loss, grieving, and end-of-life issues for family, friends, pets, and loved ones.

www.childrensgrief.net/ Today's children face grief and lossissues we never dreamed of, including gender and sexual orientation issues.

www.compassionbooks.com/ Nearly 400 books, DVDs, and audios to help children and adults through serious illness, death and dying, grief, bereavement, and losses of all kinds.

www.compassionatefriends.org/ Exists to assist families toward the positive resolution of grief following the death of a child of any age and to provide information to help others be supportive.

www.genesis-resources.com/ The death of a loved one, or any significant loss, is the end of one period of life and the beginning of a new phase.

www.grieflossrecovery.com/ Provides access to online grief support group and other resources.

www.petloss.com/ Provides support, thoughtful advice, healing poetry and more for those grieving over the loss of a pet.


HOSPICE

www.americanhospice.org/ Supports programs that serve the needs of terminally ill and grieving individuals of all ages and exists to improve access to quality hospice care through public education, professional training and consumer advocacy.

www.growthhouse.org/ Our primary mission is to improve the quality of compassionate care for people who are dying through public education and global professional collaboration.

www.hospicefoundation.org/ A not-for-profit organization that provides leadership in the development and application of hospice and its philosophy of care.

www.nhpco.org/ The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. Is the largest nornprofit membership organization representing hospice and palliative care programs and professionals in the United States.


MEMORIAL DESIGN

www.monuments-aica.com/ The American Institute of Commemorative Art exists to promote excellence in commemorative art.

www.monuments-aica.com/ Formed in 1906 to educate memorialists and give them a forum to exchange ideas and advancements of the industry.