Resources and Links


Ordering a Death Certificate

If the death occurred in the United State, please go to the following link to order

For information on deaths that occurred outside of the United States, visit the National Center for Health Statistics for details:

New USPS Document on Shipping Cremated Remains
The United States Postal Service (USPS) recently published a new document on “How to Package and Ship Cremated Remains.” Download the document here .


Consumer Information about the Funeral Industry

Casket & Funeral Supply Association
8707 Skokie Blvd.
Skokie, IL 60077
(847) 763-1541

Cremation Association of North America (CANA)
401 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611

Conference of Funeral Service Examining Boards
2404 Washington Blvd., Suite 1000
Ogden, Utah 84401
(801) 392-7771
Provides information on funeral service regulatory boards by state.

Federal Trade Commission
Correspondence Branch
Washington, D.C. 20580
For a free copy of the FTC guide “Caskets and Burials”

Federal Trade Commission
Consumer Response Center
Washington, DC 20580
TDD 202-326-2502

Funeral Consumers Alliance (FAMSA)
P.O. Box 10
Hinesburg, VT 05461

Funeral Service Educational Foundation
13625 Bishop’s Drive
Brookfield, WI 53005-6607

International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association
1895 Preston White Drive
Reston, VA 20191

National Funeral Directors Association
13625 Bishop’s Drive
Brookfield, WI 53005-6607
(800) 228-4332

More Resources

Information on Death and Dying

Americans for Better Care of the Dying (ABCD)

Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC)
638 Prospect Ave., Hartford, CT 06105

Center to Improve Care of the Dying
The George Washington University

National Public Radio’s “Exploring Death in America” series

On Our Own Terms: Moyer on Dying

Compassion & Choices
P.O. Box 101810
Denver, CO 80250-1810

Dealing with Grief





Funeral and General Information for Seniors

American Association of Retired Persons
AARP Fulfillment
EEO 1104
601 E St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20049

Funeral and Burial Costs

Administration on Aging

Department of Veteran’s Affairs

Department of Veteran’s Affairs
Burial and Memorial Benefits

Social Security Administration



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