Death in the Best of the Web Directory


Art of Mourning

A resource for collectors, creators and historians of memorial, mourning and sentimental jewelry and art.

Association for the Study of Death and Society

Promotes the study of death in the arts, humanities, social and allied sciences. Includes information on the association's conference, journal and events.

The Center for Thanatology Research and Education, Inc.

Non-profit small press, library, museum, resource center, and mail order bookseller that handles books, media and periodicals on the study of death and mortality.

Centre for Death and Society

Devoted to the study and research of social aspects of death, dying and bereavement. Offers information on courses plus details of ongoing research. Based at the University of Bath, England.


Provides advice and resources for those seeking natural burials or at home funerals.

Offers web-based obituary service with national coverage. Site indicates pricing information, contacts, and answers to frequently asked questions.

The Darwin Awards

Posthumous awards given to those who remove themselves form the gene pool due to their own stupidity.

The Dead Letter Office

Users can write a letter and pretend as though it is the last letter they will ever write. People can also read one another's letters. Letters are archived forever in an "as is" fashion.

Dead or Alive?

Find out if a celebrity is dead or alive.

Death and Dying

Buddhist insight into death and dying, seeking to develop an awareness of our own mortality.

Death Clock

The Internet's friendly reminder that life is slipping away, second by second.

The Death Clock

Allows users to calculate their date of death based on personal factors.

Elisabeth Kubler-Ross Foundation

Focuses on the legacy of Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, humanitarian, physician, and hospice pioneer wrote the landmark “On Death and Dying” in 1969.

Famous Dead Database

Details the cause of death of famous dead people includes dates and profiles of these people.

Famous Dead db

A database of information on how different famous people died and when.

Ghost Bikes

Maintains a register of bicycles set up as roadside memorials to cyclists killed in road accidents; includes background to the idea, and a worldwide listing.

IF I Die

Facebook application for creating a video or text message that will be published in case of death.

International Work Group on Death, Dying and Bereavement

Invitation based group for professionals, promoting research into death and dying and death education for the public.

Kearl's Guide to Sociological Thanatology

Provides resources and articles examining the sociological aspects of death and dying.

Museum of Mourning Photography and Memorial Practice

Online museum focusing on mourning photographs and memorials, from 1840 onwards.

National Museum of Funeral History

Museum dedicated to funeral and death custom; houses America's largest collection of funeral service artifacts. Provides visitor information and a guide, with photographs, to each section of the museum.

Obit Magazine

Online home of this magazine specializing in obituaries.


Resource for people who are interested in the role of the psychopomp as a guide to the afterlife and as a support to those facing death.

The Resurrector

Site from the International Network for Brain Death Research offering news, viewpoints, and information.


Offering a repository of morbid curiosities including articles, reviews, special collections, and forums.

With Eyes Open

PBS provides documentary resources including mourning, intensive care, and afterlife.

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