August 24, 2010

1000 Memories – Keep Your Loved One’s Memory Alive

1000 Memories is an application that brings people together during times of grief. The application offers a simple way to build websites devoted to your deceased loved ones, with photo galleries, guestbooks, and memory walls where visitors can share their most beloved stories with others. In addition to serving as a meeting ground for people during times of mourning, 1000 Memories also makes it easy to set up a donation page so family and friends can give to the charities that matted most to their loved ones and keep their memories alive.

To create a website in honor of a recently departed friend or family member, start by signing in to 1000 Memories with your Facebook login or creating a new account. Enter your loved one’s name as you’d like it to appear on the site, and upload a large-sized main photograph to appear on the homepage. Create a “Projects” page where visitors can donate to your deceased friend’s favorite cause, and share your favorite story of a time you spent together in the “Stories” section of the site. When the website has been fully created and built to your satisfaction, you can click to invite friends and relatives to view your special memorial site.

As friends and family begin visiting the site, they can view photos in the galleries and leave their condolences in the online guest book. Sharing special memories and reading those left by other visitors can offer a sense of comfort during this time of grief, as can clicking through all the photos taken during happier days. For families looking for a permanent way to honor someone who is recently deceased, 1000 Memories has created a way to keep memories alive and give mourners a place to connect.

Practical Uses:

  • Keep your deceased friend’s memory alive
  • Share stories about your best friend’s life with other mourners
  • Upload personal photos of you with your sister during happier times
  • Give mourners a way to donate to your brother’s favorite charity in his name

Insider Tips:

  • Upload a high-resolution photo for the main page image
  • Users are given a subdomain website address based on the loved one’s name
  • View all the recent visitors who have come to the memory page
  • Invite friends and family members to view the site
  • Start a memorial project that everyone can get involved in

What we liked:

  • Users can share stories and photos, something that isn’t available with traditional newspaper obituaries
  • Websites can be set up in a few short steps
  • Subdomains addresses are based on names, to make the sites easy to find
  • All memorial websites are completely free

What we didn’t like:

  • Nothing


Company Info:

  • Launched: July 2010
  • Privately Held
  • Headquarters: Portland, Oregon, New York, New York, and Mexico City, Mexico
  • Founded by: Brett Huneycutt, Rudy Adler, and Jonathan Good
  • Web site:


  • Free


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