The Funeral and Memorial Information Council (FAMIC) is a membership organization comprising organizations in nearly all areas of the death care industry.
Whether you’re interested in planning a funeral or memorial service, or are curious about what’s expected of you when you attend such an event, this page contains a variety of resources from FAMIC-member organizations about what you should know as a consumer.
Curious about pre-planning? Looking for grief and bereavement resources? Maybe you’re just wondering about funeral etiquette – whatever your question, we urge you to spend a few minutes perusing the consumer pages of the International Order of the Golden Rule, the National Funeral Directors Association, and Selected Independent Funeral Homes, three of the major associations for funeral service professionals. Here you will find information about all aspects of funeral service, and the resources to find a compassionate, trustworthy funeral director in your community.
Questions about caskets? The Casket & Funeral Supply Association of America has information ranging from casket design to costs to outer containers and vaults, which most cemeteries require.
Permanent memorialization is for most people an important element of their funeral or memorial service. The Monument Builders of North America have many helpful recommendations for how to purchase a memorial and where to look in your community.
We hope the information on these pages answers any questions you might have about funerals and memorialization, but if there’s anything else we can do to help you, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Casket & Funeral Supply Association (CFSA)
The members of the Casket & Funeral Supply Association of America, Inc. (CFSA), provide goods and services to death care professionals and promote the well-being of funeral supply companies so that the public may continue to receive the full benefit of memorialization.
Funeral Service Foundation (FSF)
The Funeral Service Foundation funds projects and programs that support all of funeral service in building meaningful relationships in the community.
International Memorialization Supply Association (IMSA)
The International Memorialization Supplier Organization (IMSA) comprises the group of organizations and their representative professionals that offer products and services for use in funeral related commerce. IMSA exists to create member benefits by working in conjunction with the various industry associations.
International Order of the Golden Rule (OGR)
The International Order of the Golden Rule (OGR) is a not-for-profit membership organization of independent, family-owned funeral homes located throughout North America and overseas.
Life Insurers Council (LIC)
The Life Insurers Council (LIC) Pre-Need Insurers Group includes four nationally recognized companies that offer prearranged funeral funding products that grow over time to help offset inflation. This means surviving family members will not bear the burden of planning and paying for a funeral at perhaps the most difficult time in their lives.
Monument Builders of North America (MBNA)
Monument Builders of North America (MBNA) is THE voice of memorialists in North America and around the world, continuing to serve members for the betterment of their customers.
National Concrete Burial Vault Association (NCBVA)
The National Concrete Burial Vault Association (NCBVA) provides a unified voice for the concrete burial vault industry, regardless of product affiliation, brand recognition or location.
National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA)
The National Funeral Directors Association is the worldwide source of expertise and professional resources for all facets of funeral service. Through education, information and advocacy, NFDA is dedicated to supporting members in their mission to provide families with meaningful end-of-life services at the highest levels of excellence and integrity.
National Funeral Directors & Morticians Association (NFDMA)
NFD&MA is a membership association of professional funeral directors and morticians and embalmers, whose members and members-at-large are also members of state associations of funeral directors, morticians and embalmers dedicated to promoting the common professional and business interests of its members.
Selected Independent Funeral Homes (SIFH)
Selected Independent Funeral Homes is a worldwide professional association of independent, locally-owned funeral homes whose common interest is in continuous growth and improvement to best serve families and individuals.
FAMIC Mission Statement
FAMIC is committed to making available to the public direct and open information regarding death care and memorialization from the leading associations of service providers and businesses.