New York State Funeral Directors Association

It’s easy to take a loved one’s voicemail message for granted when you hear it on a regular basis.

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.

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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