Decisions for a funeral are as complex as society. There are many people playing many roles to assist a family during their time of need. The Red Book's role is to support the funeral directors with needed resource information.
When making funeral decisions, take your time. Write things down. Ask questions. There are many options. The funeral directors are there to help.
The material below is provided as information only. It is being made available so you can review options at your leisure. Remember, your licensed funeral director is the best source of information.
Helpful Web Resources
There are many choices available to families in their time of need. The final resting place for a loved one is personal and expresses our ability and need to grieve for the loss of a loved one.
There are many options available when selecting burial or cremation for a final resting place. Be sure to communicate with your local funeral director your needs and expectations. Do not hesitate to ask questions. Take notes. This will help with difficult decisions in a difficult time in life. The funeral is a time for healing and remembering. We as funeral professionals are here to help.
What Red Book Does
Red Book supports the industry by providing information the funeral industry and funeral directors need on a daily basis. Our Online Funeral Home Directory is designed for general public use. Unlike other sources, we travel the country and contact each funeral home in person to ensure the information is complete and accurate. This provides the ability for the funeral industry to use our efforts in confidence when assisting a family.
We recognize the Online Directory is not as complex and complete as the version for funeral homes. However, it can be a valuable tool in assisting you in researching and/or locating a funeral home.
Our source of information is gathered by electronic, mail and physical visits to funeral home locations for verification of their status and information on the funeral home. In order to be in our Online Directory under the funeral home section, a firm must be in good standing with their respective state board. The publisher earnestly request the bringing to their attention of any inaccuracy so that it may be corrected.
You will want to ensure your arrangements are made with a licensed establishment in good standing with your state board. This will help protect your rights as a consumer.
The sites on this page may be of assistance in your understanding of the funeral industry. The industry is here to server you. Ultimately we are all here to help. Feel free to contact your local funeral director with questions. Remember, the funeral director is there to help and is supported by many companies to make the healing and life celebration process of a funeral goes as smoothly as possible.
Florist - Flowers for funerals
Order Flowers for a funeral: 800florals.com or locateaflowershop.com or FBFlowershop.com
South Texas "Cross Roads" area from Victoria, Texas TX - www.mcadamsfuneralflorist.com
ProFlowers, 4840 Eastgate Mall, San Diego CA 92121 | 1-800-776-3569
Webster's Dictionary defines genealogy as "a chart or recorded history of the descent of a person or family from ancestor or ancestors."
There are many sources of information to help you explore your family tree. Publishers like Genealogical Publishing Company produce helpful publications to assist you in your journey. Funeral Directors are accustom to assisting families on this topic. So do not hesitate to ask questions.
Additional sites for Genealogy:
GenealogyandFamilyHistory (Blog on Genealogy)
Heartfelt Memorial Services by Beverly Molander & Dave Savage