The Times has launched an upgraded online obituary service, the Next Generation Obituary format, in collaboration with Legacy.com.
The new format will include a new design and added features families, readers and funeral homes have requested as a means of better honoring, remembering and sharing a loved one’s legacy. The new site provides a national platform that lets readers access obituaries, sign guest books, share remembrances and reconnect with friends and loved ones.
In addition to all the existing features and benefits readers expect, the site’s centerpiece will be a new obituary and guest book format that better honors the lives of area residents.
Next Generation Obituaries will provide the following:
• A dynamic new design that puts an emphasis on the deceased so families can better honor a loved one’s memory.
• A guest book that remains online permanently without the need for additional sponsorships. All guest book entries, including photos and videos, are screened by a specially trained team.
• The ability to easily upload photos and videos to a gallery.
• Prominent display of funeral service information, with the option of importing it into a personal calendar.
• An innovative “Listen to Obituary” audio feature geared to today’s users. Listening to the obituary on the go or at a computer aids users on all devices, such as desktop, tablet or mobile.
• The ability to send flowers and/or make a charitable donation.