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It should be unfair if you let your loved one's names be forgotton and lost after they die. Lets Make them immortal!

How To Make Yourself Immortal On The Internet

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Just because someone has died does not mean their life has to be forgotten or their most prominent traits and life story has to be left to the wayside. It is important to pay tribute to the loved ones you have lost and over the years people have found many ways to do this. We know that many roads, bridges, building, airports, service stations, hospitals, libraries, parks, schools, colleges, and even some post offices such as in Cranbury after a local 9/11 victim Tod Beamer was killed in a plane crash in Pennsylvania. All these immortalize the person into remembrance and history. Most of this happens to mostly prominent members of the community or country but what about people who led an ordinary lives or people who may have quietly done extraordinary things? How are they remembered?


Here are some ways people have found ways to immortalize their loved ones quietly or publicly:


1. Plant a tree


2. Name a star


3. Donate a bench in a place like a park or street with the deceased name on it – I met a woman in Amsterdam who had a bench seat in front of her ground floor apartment for tourists to rest on because her deceased husband would sit there and read a newspaper. She had a sign to explain it.


4. Pay for a named theater seat – for a theater lover perhaps - I have sat in one with a person’s name on a plaque on the back.


5. Write and publish an autobiography or biography – could do it yourself like a scrapbook and give as a gift. Or do it on iBiographer and print it out.


6. Paint a portrait – In the past rich people could commission portraits, sculptures to immortalize themselves and family members, but now with developments in photography and the internet many people can easily have family portraits done at moderate prices.


7. Start a charity or advocacy movement – for example Susan B. Komen, Lou Gehrig’s disease. So many participate in charity events all over the world and have never known the person that it’s named after. To start and make the endeavor sustainable would require a strong commitment, investment of time, and energy.


8. Set up a fundraiser in their name – locally named 5K runs are popular that help raise funds for charities or scholarships relevant to the deceased person. Again, requires a strong commitment. time, some community support and energy.


9. Create a scholarship in their name – especially for high school students who are going into further education. This can relate to interests such as sport, music, academic scholarships, that are funded annually by the family.


10. Get a portrait or name of the loved one tattooed on their skin.


11. Donate organs – many stay anonymous but some families of deceased donors create a relationship with the recipients.


12. Create a collage blanket. After my friend’s daughter died, some good friends and I created a quilt from pieces of her clothing to represent different parts of her life.


13. Many of us pass on our jewelry, furniture and possessions from generation to generation as family heirlooms.


14. Creating a law. In fact, as sad as it may be, the absence of a loved one can also lead one to do things for the greater good of mankind by focusing on using their tragedy to mobilize awareness and create laws. For example, in New Jersey, Meghan’s Law was created to let communities know if convicted pedophiles or sexual predators live in their neighborhood or near schools after a teenager – called Meghan, was abducted and killed by a neighbor. As tragic as it was, it has gone on to save innocent lives and probably consoles the family to know the loss of their beautiful child was not for nothing.


15. Presentations at institutes and events. Parents of children who suffered from being bullied at school with sometimes tragic consequences have also made efforts to make the public aware and try to change policies in education, laws and social media.


16. Internet and social media. Websites and social media such as Facebook also give a place for memories of loved ones. With the way we are hooked to the internet especially the new generations it has become a great, and easy place to immortalize yourself or your loved ones. As it is worldwide and families these days are spread out all over the globe, various websites offer genealogy researches and ways to find your ancestors to go deeper into family history. These can be costly, not so private, and you can’t write the full details of a person’s life. But not this website – iBiographer. It offers a free and private way to preserve and write your memories of loved ones living or deceased.



iBiographer can be a great tool and a private place to write your memories and immortalize yourself, and love ones. Think how good it would be to write your memories and upload many photos, videos, documents like the family recipes, certificates and accomplishments that show all the things they did in their life whether extraordinary or not.


It would be a shame to not immortalize people in your family especially war heroes, family heroes, and lose those stories over the years. After seeing the WW2 75th anniversary celebration of the D- Day landings it seemed such a shame to me that the stories of these living and deceased heroes would be lost for future generations of their families. It is up to those living to honor them, make the effort, and write their memories. Think of people like Anne Frank. Her diary and story would not be known to the world if those living had not made the effort and brought it to our attention. It immortalized her and we are so much richer for knowing it.


You will find iBiographer is a great place to write your memories and make yourself and family members to become immortalized on the internet. Given all the mentioned options this is an easy & a free way to go.


Don’t have the time? Do one page just to have something written down. So, what are you waiting for - try it!


So, tell me - have you immortalized anyone? Do you have a suggestion? What would you do for your loved ones?