Genealogy in Your Will
From Stephentown Genealogy: Roots & More
The following was sent by Eva Harris. She is one of the most thoughtful women. If you have often wondered what would happen to your research, etc., should something happen to you, you can use this form to at least give your family some guidance.
A Genealogical Codicil to My Last Will and Testament
To my spouse, children, or guardian. Upon my demise it is requested that you DO NOT dispose of any of my Genealogical records, books, files, notebooks or computer programs for a period of two years. During this time period, please attempt to find one or more persons who would be willing to take custody of the said materials and the responsibility of maintaining and continuing the family histories. In the event you do not find anyone to accept these materials, please contact the genealogical organizations that I have been a member of to determine if they will accept some parts or all of my genealogical materials. [List of organizations and addresses at bottom.] Please remember that my genealogical endeavors consumed a great deal of time, travel, and money. Therefore please do not ignore my requests.
List of organizations & addresses here