We do a lot of work on genealogy. But evidently, we can't take it with us when it comes time to enter our death date.
Recently, a brilliant Russian scientist from St Petersburg passed away
She took advantage of the end of communism to begin an exhaustive search of her family, help them find their way "out of their closet" for protection, get the court papers about those assassinated by Lenin and Stalin and spread her network including to myself.
On my English side, I have corresponded with my de Vere Hunt cousin, who has taken the expensive step of putting together a wonderful huge book, well researched - and indicates what is known and not known - its the second edition and he is looking toward a third - at the age of almost 80.
I am seeing aged people with important DNA samples, trees etc who havent visited their various sites for some time now and sometimes wonder the worst. In fact, in doing some research to connect with one, I saw their obituary which was the first thing that came up on google
I thought that it would be worth generating a discussion to remind ourselves of the important of a legacy plan and checklist, etc