My late father did genealogy for his paternal side of the family back to about 1690. Luckily I have a cousin who is interested in this and I am sending him some items soon . There is absolutely no interest in his maternal side ( one Civil War ancestor) or my mother's side ( 4 Civil War ancestors).You guys are breaking my heart! I too am the "family historian" and have given much thought about where everything will go after I'm gone. I would like my genealogy stuff to be donated to our local archives. I am lucky that we have a wonderful Veterans Museum so my Civil War related books could be donated to their library. Of course that's if anyone in the family doesn't want it which is highly likely. I can't bear the thought! I guess you could always put in writing, such as a will. Family history as well as Civil War history is just too important to be lost.