Before Your Executor Just Dumps Your Stuff on A Library’s Doorstep

Do you have plans for your genealogical files, like where or who they will go to, once you've passed away?

I have most of my files backed up digitally and not very much after that is actual paper files. I hadn't planned to have any of the records turned over to a library.

Instead the plan is to leave any records with a daughter or other family member who has interest.

That person will be able to continue the work or at the very least be responsible for the files and decide who will get them next. There are also online trees that are still in place with at least a few family members having access.

This should help to ensure that whatever has been documented so far, will not be easily lost after I'm gone.

The following article has some great tips about better ways to handle your records, with the most important one being to have a plan.


Before Your Executor Just Dumps Your Stuff on A Library’s Doorstep