New York State Funeral Directors Association

Delicious foods, intriguing tales and inspiration await many people unaware of their family history.

October – recognized as National Family History Month – gives all of us an opportunity to learn more about who we are and where we came from.

When your loved one is diagnosed with a terminal illness, it can seem like the world is crumbling down around you.

You may be feeling overwhelmed or helpless, but there are ways that you can help to ease your loved one’s passing and make it as painless as possible.

Cover of At Death's Door by Sebastian Sepulveda, MD and Gini Graham Scott ©2017 Rowman & Litlefield

The end is near.

It might not happen today, or tomorrow. It might not happen for decades, but you truly never know.

Even so, you want to prepare for it as much as possible, to protect yourself and your loved ones. “At Death’s Door” by Sebastian Sepulveda, MD and Gini Graham Scott may clear things up.

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.

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