This opinion piece written in the NY Times last month by historian Dr. Leslie Berlin is an interesting commentary on the issues faced by many when dealing with piecing together the digital life of a loved one.
The piece highlighted that nearly everything from the past 20 years of her mother's life existed only online, unfortunately, aside from the mobile there was no record left and it took some time for the writer to gain access to her mother's digital records.
It is another reminder of the growing need to make plans for your digital records and the benefits a platform like Ashfords Digital Legacy can provide.
Several days after my mother died in a car accident, my two sisters and I sat together in her apartment, stunned and overwhelmed. High on our horrible to-do list — along with retrieving her smashed vehicle from the tow lot, making burial plans and meeting with the rabbi — was this: getting into her cellphone.