These days, online research can help you find information about everything from urns and pet caskets, to funerals at sea, writing a eulogy, and sympathy etiquette. The following links are a central source of information to help get you started.
For funeral-related information
Jewish Funeral Directors of America
An international association of funeral homes
National Funeral Directors and Morticians Association
A national association of primarily African-American funeral providers
Green Burial Council
An independent, non-profit organization that encourages “green” services
Council of Better Business Bureaus, Inc.
Promotes ethical business standards and self-regulation of business practices
National Funeral Directors Association
An educational and professional association that provides consumer information and helps resolve complaints
by David Kessler and Elisabeth Kübler-Ross