For over 45 years, Funeral Consumers Alliance (formerly known as the Los Angeles Funeral Society) has promoted advance planning for funeral needs and
the consumer's right to choose a meaningful, dignified,
and affordable funeral. The FCA is not a business and not a funeral provider. It is a non-profit organization which provides information to the public about funeral choices and consumer rights. P.O. Box 92313, Pasadena, CA 91109; (626) 683-3545;
National Funeral Directors Assn.: "This site, offered by the world's largest funeral service organization, offers important resources to both the consumer and the funeral service professional. Read about current trends, issues, and career opportunities as well as find helpful publications on planning a funeral and dealing with grief."
Find a Grave: View the grave sites of many notable people through this searchable database;
Funeral Consumers Alliance, A Federation of Nonprofit Consumer Information Societies. Protecting a consumer's right to choose a meaningful, dignified,
and affordable funeral since 1963. 33 Patchen Road, South Burlington, Vermont, 05403; (800) 765-0107;
The California Department of Consumer Affairs, Cemetery and Funeral Bureau licenses, regulates, and investigates complaints against California funeral establishments, funeral directors, embalmers, apprentice embalmers, cemetery brokers, cemetery salespersons, cremated remains disposers, crematories, and the nearly 200 licensed cemeteries in the state. 400 R St., Sacramento, CA 95814; (800) 952-5210;
Cremation Association of North America. 401 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60611; (312) 644-6610.
Cemetery and Mortuary Association of California. 925 L Street, Suite 220 Sacramento, CA 95814