What is the Future for me relative to genealogy?
First of all, it is my daughter, stepchildren, and their children. Even though in their thirties, none of my grandchildren have given me great-grandchildren yet, other than the dogs they claim.
Second, I am lucky in that while both my daughter and nephew are busy at the moment, both have expressed an interest in my genealogy work. So my job is to organize it and scan it to pass it on to them since neither wants my file cabinets full of papers.
Third, all my cousins have expressed an interest in my photo collection. Now I just need to finish scanning and organizing it, then I will make copies for everyone. This isn't a small task since after scanning, I sort and file by family-individual and rename the photos by year-person(s)-event, so it isn't dependent on any software package and yet still identifies everyone.
Fourth, I've also been working DNA on as many lines as I could directly, getting named-cousins to donate to fill in for my grandparents. I have succeeded in identifying an offspring-cousin of a brother of my 12th great-grandfather in Norway. Too bad I haven't been as successful with my MtDNA, but maybe, for next year. And I haven't even looked at autosomal test results
Fifth, I am still slogging away at the Rowley Family One Name Study that is documented on RowleyResearch.org. I've made arrangements for the New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) to take it on when I pass. Also, they already have a LARGE amount of papers collected by Ernst Spencer and Tedd Rowley, with a little added by me. To top it off, my annuity will go to them for the publication of the Rowley Family Branches.. a series of books created from my database to assist in publication. Oh, I also have a Rowley Study on FamilyTreeDNA, but don't have a successor yet.
Sixth, I am trying to pass on my on-line presence on Rowley to a Rowley friend/Cousin.
Have I missed anything?