Founded in 1998, Legacy.com
is an innovative media company that collaborates with more than 900 newspapers
in North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand to provide ways for readers to express condolences and share remembrances of loved ones.
As the leader in the online memorial and obituary market, Legacy.com draws more than 18 million
visitors each month. It partners with 85 of the 100 largest newspapers in the United States and features obituaries
and Guest Books for approximately 75 percent of people who die in the U.S.
In addition to the more than 10 million obituaries it hosts, Legacy.com offers access to more than 78 million records from
the Social Security Death Index dating back to 1937.
The company also provides special memorial sites dedicated to groups such as
World War II veterans, service members who have died in
Iraq and Afghanistan and the victims of the
9/11 attacks. Other resources include a 24/7
grief support center featuring leading experts.
Headquartered in Evanston, Illinois, with information technology facilities in nearby Naperville, Illinois, Legacy.com is a privately held company.