New York State Funeral Directors Association

Parents enduring the anguish of miscarriage and stillbirth are finding support in Upstate New York from an effort to transform used wedding gowns and formal dresses into burial clothing for infants.

By Alan D. Wolfelt, PhD

Holidays are often difficult for anyone who has experienced the death of someone loved. Rather than being times of family togetherness, sharing, and thanksgiving, holidays can bring feelings of sadness, loss, and emptiness.

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.

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