Tuesday night at the Just Genealogy fire pit in Second Life we talked about the challenges of preserving your research and the importance of providing financial resources for its disposition after you pass away. Timing was more appropriate than I realized, for the very next day I learned of the death of a dear friend from the AOL Genealogy Forum chat host mentoring team. Now we're all trying to figure out how to take care of her books, websites and compiled genealogies as it may be her distant family members are not interested.
Be sure to read a fictitious, but alarming close to home, article titled Cleaning Mother's House by Michael John Neill where he asks "have you thought about what will happen to YOUR genealogy materials?"
Among the resources we referenced during the Second Life chat were:
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Additional links to consider:
- Ancestry.com: General Guidelines for Storing Materials by Barbara Sagraves
- NCPTT: Cemetery Conservation
- Preserving Your Family Photographs: How to Organize, Present, and Restore Your Precious Family Images
Happy family tree climbing!
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