"Lasting Memories is in response to inquiries by readers who have asked for a way to search for obituaries and a seamless way to submit obituary information," said Tom Gibboney, publisher of the Voice. "We hope it'll be a great community service and a lasting history of local residents."
Go to mv-voice.com to see the Lasting Memories page.
It is also available on the websites of the Voice's sister papers, the Palo Alto Weekly and the Almanac.
Visitors looking for a particular obituary can search by first or last name, years of death and birth, keyword or tag. Visitors can also browse recently posted obituaries.
New obituaries may be submitted by clicking "submit obituary" and filling out the form provided, including name, dates of birth and death, city of residence and relevant biographical information.
There are spaces provided for memorial-service information and requests for memorial donations, as well as the option to upload a photo and YouTube video link.
Visitors to the site can leave comments and condolences on obituaries by clicking "submit a remembrance," and there is the option of sending a private e-mail.