On October 31st we asked you about preserving your family history through the next generation. We received 210 responses! Thank you!
85% of respondents plan to pass on their materials to the next generation, but only 16% have organized the details in their estate planning!
In responding “other” to the first question, one respondent’s reply stood out as thoughtful planning! “I have and am actively contributing items, once photographed and archived, to relevant organizations. My mother’s CGIT uniform (Christian Girls In Training), circa 1947-1953, was accepted by a chapter in Alberta that was organizing physical artifacts from Western Canada’s history with CGIT. My paternal grandfather’s war medals, documents, cap and several photos from WW1 were accepted by a war museum in London, England that is amassing documentation/artifacts from as many veterans as possible. My father’s Cdn Navy artifacts (1945-1950) have recently been accepted by the Canadian War Museum for their collection. I am continuing to consider various family artifacts that would be better suited to public collections than with family. More personal items, and there are few of interest to family, are listed in my estate planning.”
85% plan to pass on paper files, binders and albums, but only 40% have digitized diaries, manuscripts and books.
This week we’re asking you about your Top Canadian genealogists, historians and authors. The Survey will be open until midnight, Wednesday, November 4th. CLICK HERE to start the Survey.