This is something that we should consider. We have spent alot of time and money on our research and it should not be lost. Please read this document and if you do not wish your material to go to the Bassett Library, choose one that will make the best use of your material. This document was prepared by Pat Ross at the Bassett Historical Center and she graciously allowed me to post it.
CODICIL TO YOUR LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT
TO PRESERVE YOUR
“To my spouse, children, guardian, administrator and/or executor:
Upon my death, it is requested that you DO NOT dispose of any of my genealogical records, both those prepared by me and those records prepared by others which may be in my possession, including but not limited to books, files, notebooks or computer programs for a period of one year.
During this year, you may find someone in my family who would like to take custody AND (1) to preserve my research, and (2) to continue researching my family history.
Should you not find this person to accept these materials with the stipulation to continue my research, I would like for you to contact the Bassett Historical Center, 3964 Fairystone Park Highway, Bassett, Virginia 24055, phone 276-629-9191, fax 276-629-9840.
Staff at the Center will know how my collection should be handled.
Please know that my genealogical research is very important to me, that it consumed a great deal of time, travel, money and effort on my part.
Therefore, it is my desire that my research be preserved at the Bassett Historical Center and be allowed to be made available to other researchers in the future.”