New York State Funeral Directors Association

Where do you go when you die?

To the satisfaction (or disappointment) of many, that’s an age-old question that our ancestors pondered and religion and science have tried to answer.

You didn’t know where to turn.

Sometimes, it’s bad enough standing up to an impossible decision, but acting on it can be the bigger challenge.

Another example of people buying human remains began circulating the news recently and I can’t help but point out the strange circumstances that apparently make this OK.

Video: Slaves No More

New York's Capital Region honors, re-buries Colonial-era slaves. Found by accident in an unmarked cemetery, scientists pinpointed their African origin and the community held a wake and funeral.

Video: Family History

Today, resources are becoming more widely available, giving people the ability to learn exciting stories about their ancestors. Find 14 great tips on the Blog.


SympathyNotes is written to stimulate discussion of death and grief. Opinions do not reflect the views of NYSFDA.

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