“Anyone could make up some numbers. Why should we trust your work?”

Simple. If mistakes are discovered we tell you AND we share our method so you can verify our work for yourself.

Our first counting method (using LibreOffice Calc) stopped working after changed their site in July 2023. So we have archived that page for now.

Thankfully, a more proficient spreadsheet user made contact and helped develop the Microsoft Excel method we now use to count RIP death notices.

In the interest of transparency we’ve made a copy with embedded instructions, demo data and formulae. Here’s how it looks:

So, if you want to Do-It-Yourself you can download a copy here (latest version 3rd April, 2024).