Have you ever thought of what will happen to all of your valuable work if something happens to you. Print this out and put it with your will in a safe place!

Don't let all your hard work be lost!

Thanks to Robin for this!


Genealogical Codicil to My Last Will and Testament


To my spouse, children, guardian, administrator and/or executor:


NAME :_____________________________

ADDRESS :__________________________



Upon my demise it is requested that you DO NOT dispose of any or all of

My genealogical records, both those prepared personally by me and those records prepared by others which may be in my possession, including but not limited to books, films notebooks, or computer programs for a period of two years. During this time period, pleaseattempt to identify one or more persons who would be willing to take custody of the said material and the responsibility of maintaining and continuing the family histories. I suggest that the persons contacted regarding the assumption of the custody of these items but not limited to:



ADDRESS :________________________________

PHONE :___________________________________


In the event you do not find anyone to accept these materials, please contact the various genealogical organizations that I have been a member of and determine if they will accept some parts or all of my genealogical materials. (List of organizations, addresses and phone numbers at bottom, include local chapters with their addresses, phone numbers and contact person if available as well as state/international information and addresses)


ORGANIZATION :_____________________________

ADDRESS :___________________________________



Please remember my genealogical endeavors comsumed a great deal of time, travel and money. Therefore it is my desire that the product of these endeavors be allowed to continue in a manner that will make them available to others in the future.


Signature________________________ Date :___________________