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So that you can find the information you need as quickly as possible, this page includes answers to the most common questions about obituaries and Guest Books.

  
How can I find an obituary or Guest Book?
To locate an obituary or Guest Book, begin by returning to our homepage, www.legacy.com.

Notice the name search boxes toward the top of the screen. Type the deceased's last name in the white search box. You can also fill in the first name field to narrow your results. Once youíve filled in the fields, click "Search."

This will lead you to a list of the people on our site sharing the deceased's name. Click on the highlighted name of the person you are looking for, and the obituary will be displayed.

If the obituary includes a Guest Book, you will see a "View/Sign Guest Book" link. Clicking on it will allow you to view all current entries and add your own.

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How can I sign a Guest Book?
To sign a Guest Book, first locate the obituary or death notice. If the obituary includes a Guest Book, you will see a "View/Sign Guest Book" link. Clicking this link will bring you to the page where you can view all current entries. Look toward the top of the Guest Book page for the button labeled "Sign this Guest Book." When you click this button, you will come to a page where you can enter your message.

After you type your message, click "Next." This will bring you to a preview of your Guest Book entry. You can make changes or corrections to your entry by clicking "Edit." When you are satisfied with the appearance of your entry, you can complete the process by clicking "Submit", located below the preview of your entry. You must click "Submit" to complete your entry.

Please note that entries do not appear online immediately. All entries are reviewed for appropriate content and typically appear online within a few hours.

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I have signed a Guest Book, but I donít see my entry online. Where is it?
All Guest Book entries are screened by our staff for appropriate content before being placed online.

Please allow 24 hours for review, and then check the Guest Book for your entry. If you don't see your entry, you believe it meets our guidelines, and it has been 24 hours since you submitted it, please contact us with your name, the full name of the deceased, and the date of your entry. We will be happy to investigate the status of your entry.

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How can I keep a Guest Book online longer?
To sponsor a Guest Book, please click "Sponsor this Guest Book" at the right side of the Guest Book. This will take you to a page that outlines your options for extending the Guest Book past the current expiration date, and that allows you to place an order online.

If you do not see this link, the Guest Book has already been sponsored.

If the Guest Book has already been sponsored for one year and you would like to extend it further, please check the Guest Book approximately 5 days before the current sponsorship is due to expire. At that time, there will be a link on the Guest Book page to extend the sponsorship.

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How can I restore a Guest Book that is no longer online?
Even after a Guest Book expires, we retain all Guest Book entries that had appeared online. If you would like to restore a Guest Book that is no longer online, you can do so by purchasing a paid sponsorship. If you are interested in this option, please contact us with your name, your telephone number, and the name of the deceased. Our staff will call to assist you in restoring the Guest Book, including all previous entries.

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How can I get a printed copy of a Guest Book?
A printed Commemorative Guest Book may be purchased in a hardcover or softcover format. The Commemorative Guest Book is a full-color, professionally printed and bound keepsake that contains all of the entries currently in the online Guest Book and will arrive within 7-10 days.

For more information or to purchase, please visit the Guest Book and click the link "Professionally Printed Guest Book."

To print a copy of the Guest Book, you may click on the "Printer-Friendly Format" link in the Guest Book.

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How can I find older obituaries?
Our database includes recent obituaries from newspapers and funeral homes nationwide. However, we do not maintain a historical archive of obituaries.

If you are unable to locate the obituary you are seeking with a name search on Legacy.com, you may be able to locate it in the local newspaperís online archives. For more information on searching a newspaperís archives, please contact the newspaper directly.

For obituaries published prior to the start date of a newspaper's archives, you may be able to find help at a public library, many of which maintain historical newspaper archives.

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What if I have another question?
If you have a question that is not addressed on this page, please send us an email. Our staff will be happy to assist you. We generally respond to all inquiries within 2-3 business days.
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