Millions of Lives Remembered at Legacy.com
August 20, 2015 – EVANSTON, IL – Legacy.com, the Internet’s leader in obituaries and related services, has logged its 100 millionth Guest Book entry. Guest Books allow users to honor the deceased by writing condolence messages and sharing memories. Dedicated screeners review each entry for appropriateness, ensuring a safe experience for mourners.
“This week we reached a very significant milestone with our user community. I am very proud to be part of an organization that has touched the lives of so many people,” shared Steve Parrott, President and CEO.
Stopher Bartol, Legacy.com’s Founder and Executive Chairman, expressed gratitude for the screeners who helped make this milestone possible. “In the early days of Legacy, I did many jobs including screening entries. It was a challenging job, and I quickly realized it takes a uniquely qualified person to help people honor lives in this way. Our content screeners protect grieving families by acting partially as guardians, partially as detectives and most of all as wise, empathetic friends.”
Christy Christiansen, a screener who has been with the company for eight years, shared her thoughts on the milestone. “It’s wonderful to be affiliated with a website that provides a meaningful service,” she said.
Legacy.com would like to publicly thank our Guest Book screeners, our
customer service team, our newspaper and funeral partners and all of the families that trust us with their heartfelt entries for making this milestone a reality.
ABOUT LEGACY.COM INC.®
Legacy.com is the global leader in online obituaries and a top 50 website in the United States serving 38 million visitors each month. Legacy.com collaborates with more than 1,500 newspapers and 2,500 funeral homes in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, U.K. and Europe to provide ways for consumers to express condolences and share remembrances of loved ones. Legacy.com partners benefit from its unparalleled scale that enables continuous innovation of its industry-leading obituary products and accompanying e-commerce engine. Legacy.com is headquartered in Evanston, Illinois.
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