The idea for ForeverMissed online memorial sites was first conceived when I decided to re-create the life story of my grandparents. My grandfather served in the military with his brothers during World War II. He passed away when I was a child, so I had only vague memories of him. My grandmother faced great hardships raising my dad and his two siblings in impoverished post-war Russia. I have tender memories of her that I will cherish forever.
While reflecting upon my grandparents' lives, I was surprised by how little I actually knew about them. Over time, I discovered many photographs hidden away in family albums that I had not seen before, and I encouraged my family to take the time to share their stories about my grandparents. I realized that today, families like ours can use the Internet to create an online memorial page and share memories, photos and other media with one another. I could see that online memorial sites , dedicated to lives of those we love and now have lost, would help to bring families together. These memorial websites would also help our children learn about the lives of their ancestors and preserve memories of them. And so, at the end of 2008, I launched ForeverMissed.com, a place where people could create a free online memorial to collect and share memories of the people they have lost.
From the very beginning, our team focused on making our service easy to use. We have spared no effort in making sure that people with even modest computer skills can easily create a website and fill it with photos, stories and more. I am excited about the value online memorial sites bring to our family, and to many others. Now that more and more families are creating their online memorials on ForeverMissed.com, we remain focused and committed to constantly improving our service.