Resources

When there is a death, it leaves an emptiness in our life. Grieving from that loss is emotional. Learning about grief and the grieving process can help you begin healing. If a death occurs, please contact us immediately – we’re available any time.

Burial Search

To navigate to a specific grave at Laurel Hill Cemeteries, use the links below or download our webCemeteries app (Android & Apple supported)

Service Partners

From genealogy to acquiring necessary documents, below is a list of local organizations to help you find the information you need.

Death Certificates – Vital Records

Pennsylvania Department of Health Division of Vital Records provides information on acquiring birth and death certificates. 

Death Certificates – VitalChek

VitalChek is a source for government-issued vital records. They offer secure online ordering, partnerships throughout the country, and quick turnaround.

Department of Veterans Affairs

Information about benefits for veterans and their families.

Green Burial Council

Since 2005, the Green Burial Council has been working to make burial sustainable for the planet, meaningful for the families, and economically viable for the provider. And in that short period of time, we’ve emerged as the “gold standard” among consumers, land trusts, park service agencies as well the cemetery/funeral profession. 

ICCFA

Offers news, a consumer resource guide, and cremation guidelines.

Main Line Genealogy Club

The Main Line Genealogy Club meets on the second Thursday of each month from 1:00pm – 3:00pm at the Easttown Library & Information Center, 720 First Avenue, Berwyn.

PCCFA

Features cemetery and funeral glossaries, FAQs, consumer guides, and directory listings in Pennsylvania.

Social Security Administration

Answers questions about social security benefits, including qualifying and applying for benefits.

Grief & Aftercare – Organizations

AARP

Provides grief articles, information on publications, details on claiming benefits, making funeral arrangements, and an overview of financial and legal action steps to take when someone dies.

Caring Info

CaringInfo is a national consumer education and engagement program of the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization. CaringInfo has provided millions of advance directives to individuals free of charge plus free resources and information to help people make decisions about end-of-life care and services before a crisis.

Center for Loss and Life Transition

The Center for Loss and Life Transition is an organization dedicated to helping people who are grieving and those who care for them by providing books, articles and other resources to help with the grieving process.

The Compassionate Friends

The Compassionate Friends provides highly personal comfort, hope, and support to every family experiencing the death of a son or a daughter, a brother or a sister, or a grandchild, and helps others better assist the grieving family.

Grief & Aftercare – Books

Life After Death: A Wellness Guide for the Bereaved

by Lucille Rosetti / Grief and loss affect everyone at some point during their lives. Whether the loss of someone you care about is anticipated or completely unexpected, the feelings are profound. We want to share tools to help you through this process. We understand what you are going through.

THE ORPHANED ADULT

by Alexander Levy / Incorporating his own personal experience with the accounts of others who have lost their parents, psychologist Alexander Levy examines this profound life-changing event.

UNDERSTANDING GRIEF: HELPING YOURSELF HEAL

by Alan Wolfelt / This classic resource helps guide the bereaved person through the loss of a loved one, and provides an opportunity to learn to live with and work through the personal grief process.

UNDERSTANDING YOUR GRIEF: TEN ESSENTIAL TOUCHSTONES FOR FINDING HOPE AND HEALING YOUR HEART

by Alan D. Wolfelt / Explaining the important difference between grief and mourning, this book explores every mourner’s need to acknowledge death and embrace the pain of loss. Also explored are the many factors that make each person’s grief unique and the many normal thoughts and feelings mourners might have.