I'll be brief and to the point.... About two years ago my mother passed away leaving behind a passion for genealogy and I'm guessing at least fifteen year's worth of research work including trips out of state (for research purposes) and such. Someone may even remember her-- her name was Linda Shogren. It would be a shame for all that work to go to waste....
We as a family (who didn't do genealogy) would like to donate all that work to all who would like to use it. I came here hoping to figure out how to do that properly. Any suggestions would be helpful and greatly appreciated. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
The challenges we face are several-- not the least of which is that we are not well equipped to sift through all the information to figure out what information can be released and when...and for security reasons most of it is on paper only.
Whom do we give it to? In other words, who is the Smithsonian Institute for Genealogy?
Is there a better way to do this than to hang on to the information until all parties involved have passed on due to old age?