Funerals and Memorials Category

April 10, 2019

R.I.P. to a Startling Facebook Feature: Reminders of Dead Friends’ Birthdays

The company said it had improved artificial intelligence to stop dead people’s profiles “from showing up in places that might cause distress.”

April 1, 2019

Past Tense: Some of the Weirdest Stories That Ever Appeared in The Times

Ghosts! Billygoats! Lazy men and thirsty thieves! All these stories — and more like them — as they were dutifully reported in the late 1800s and early 1900s.

March 29, 2019

Your Money Adviser: With Funeral Home Rules Due for an Update, There’s a Push for Online Prices

Federal regulations that took effect 35 years ago don’t require them — a disadvantage for people who are shopping when they’re most vulnerable.