Try as we might, we really have little control over what will happen to our possessions, even our bodies, after we die. Yes, we can draw up legal documents, we can express our wishes to family members and more; however, there are no guarantees when it comes to these matters. The best we can do is prepare, plan and communicate now.
When it comes to years of genealogy research and material that you have accumulated, what plans have you made to ensure that this legacy does not die with you? In After You’re Gone: Future Proofing Your Genealogy Research, you will find valuable advice on creating a realistic plan to get your “genealogy affairs” in order. Make sure that the next generation of researchers can benefit from your years of hard work and following your passion.
After You’re Gone: Future Proofing Your Genealogy Research covers a wide range of topics including:
- The Perils of Inaction: Lost Genealogy
- Action Plan Options
- Getting Organized
- Taking Inventory
- Working with Societies, Libraries and Archives
- Technology to the Rescue
- Best Practices for Genealogy Future Proofing
I hope you enjoy After You’re Gone: Future Proofing Your Genealogy Research and remember to take action NOW when it comes to making sure your years of genealogy research don’t go to waste.
27 pages | Published 2015 | PDF (download-only) edition
About the Author
When he’s not busy writing blog posts, organizing the 3,000+ members of GeneaBloggers.com, teaching online genealogy webinars and more, Thomas MacEntee is busy in his role as “genealogy ninja.” Stealth is not always easy, but he manages to get the inside track on emerging technologies and vendors as they relate to the genealogy industry. After being laid off from a 25-year career in the tech industry in 2008, Thomas has been able to “repurpose” his skill set for the genealogy community and loves to see other genealogists succeed, whether it is with their own research or building their own careers in the field. You can reach Thomas at firstname.lastname@example.org
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