Resources

At Final Passages we are dedicated to creating and being a part of a strong community of those in and interested in the home funeral and natural burial movements. We hope the resources below will help you to find what you are looking for.  Please click on a link below to jump to the appropriate section:

Home Funeral Guides — The Home Funeral Directory website has a comprehensive list of home funeral guide consultants in the United States and Canada

Legalities of home and family-directed funerals

  • To research the laws regarding home or family-directed funerals in your state, please visit the website of the Funeral Ethics Organization
  • The best printed resource for state by state information is “Final Rights: Reclaiming the American Way of Death” by Joshua Slocum and Lisa Carlson.  The book can be ordered through the the Final Rights website

Funeral organizations and resource sites

Green burial & cremation organizations, councils, websites, and blogs

Green burial cemeteries in the United States

Government links

 Video

  • A family undertaking – a film that explores the growing home-funeral movement by following several families in their most intimate moments as they reclaim the end of life, forgoing a typical mortuary funeral to care for their loved ones at home. Visit PBS Point of View (POV) for schedules and information. Also available on Netflix.
  • Passing Through Our Hands – A documentary style video showing how families can care for their own loved ones when they die at home

Books

 Vendors

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