Sometimes in life, we have occasion to locate the headstone of a loved one or an ancestor we’ve never even met.
Today we’re going to dive into this relatively unusual but pertinent endeavor. If you’re starting from square 1, this can be a daunting task. Especially with older cemeteries, or ones not attached to an active funeral home.
In this article we provide what you need to know to find a specific grave, headstone, or final resting place.
But first let’s take a look at why you might be trying to find a grave.
Today we’re going to take a look inside a mausoleum.
Whether you are considering future planning options, thinking of getting into the funeral or cemetery business, or are simply curious, you’ll want to know what the inside of a mausoleum is like.
Let’s explore together as we check out the insides of several different mausoleums, from different corners of the country, to provide you with an “insider’s” look at their different characteristics and aesthetics.
We’ll look at photos, talk more about the history and purpose of mausoleums, and answer all the pertinent questions you have about mausoleums (but were too afraid to ask!)
What is a mausoleum? What do you need to know about a mausoleum to get a grasp of its history and purpose?
Today we’re answering these questions and more from an objective point of view. We’ll take an in-depth look at the different types of mausoleums (yes, there’s more than one), the meaning and function of a mausoleum crypt, and much more.
So whether you’re new to funeral service, thinking about future planning, or simply curious, you’ve come to the right place to learn more.
Inurnment is simply the placing of cremated remains into a container to store or bury them. Cremated remains or “ashes” are typically inurned in a plastic or cardboard container and given to the family. The family can then purchase a permanent cremation urn and transfer the remains into the new urn.
In this fairly typical scenario, inurnment happened twice. Both times the ashes were put into a container (first into the temporary urn, then into the permanent urn), the ashes were inurned.
That’s the simple, easy answer. But if you are like most people, this is the first time you’ve dealt with body disposition and you probably have many more questions about the process.
For some, there is no allure to a $12,000 felt-lined mahogany casket with matching hand-stitched pillow. Your loved one, perhaps, always said to bury them in a simple pine box and use the savings to do something good, like send a grandchild to college. So you’re looking for cheap caskets not just as a way to save money (though that is a consideration). Most people choose an inexpensive casket as a way to carry out your loved one’s wishes with simplicity and financial wisdom.
So, how do you find an inexpensive casket? Here are five tips for finding cheap caskets followed by five ways to find, make, or purchase cheap caskets.
Choosing a cemetery… the choice of a cemetery for burial is an important factor in your funeral arrangements. It is a good idea to compare a few cemeteries if possible, visit them to take a look around, and ask questions about the costs and options.
Here are 13 questions to help you when choosing a cemetery.
Headstones are big, expensive, and permanent, so you want to get it just right. The headstone inscription can be a lengthy description or a short sentence or anything in between, but whatever length or style you want it done well.
To that end, here are 12 tips to help you get the headstone inscription just right. These tips work equally well for inscriptions on cremation urns, niche cover plates, memorial gifts, and more.
Jewish burial practices are very similar to the contemporary eco-friendly trend, the “green burial” movement. As people begin to realize just how harmful some of the modern “traditional” funeral practices are, a movement back to the old ways it beginning to take place.