A Google search of "how to protect your genealogy research after your own death", "passing on your family research after death" and numerous like-worded searches only came up with one source: Michael Tom's Legacy Blog
There is a great deal of useful information in Michael's blog, but the bottom line is that you have to do what is necessary to preserve the legacy you have been working on. If, like many of us, you have spent years in this pursuit, and have spent money on travel, researchers, documents, translators, etc., you have a substantial investment in this "hobby".
Alex Haley, the author of Roots is often cited as the driving force behind the world-wide obsession with genealogy. He was quoted as saying, "In every conceivable manner, the family is a link to our past, and a bridge to our future."
Take the time to think about the investment you have made. Read Michael's blog; talk to a trusts & estates professional. Make sure it doesn't all end with you.
-- Submitted by Denise Doyon