Here's the solution I came up with: I announced in my family newsletter that
my wife has instructions upon my death (in the far, far, distant future--he
said hopefully) to donate all my genealogical papers and books to a certain
county historical society. That way I know the collection will remain intact,
publicly accessible and I won't burden anybody in my family with the
responsibility. I'm also planning on donating my genealogical database--but
that won't be ready till I drop dead, too.
Although childless, I have plenty of family to go around (a couple of dozen
first cousins), and this seemed to me the best solution for not only my own
brood, but future kin who will want to look at the stuff and will have a better
chance of finding it in a venue dedicated to furthering historical knowledge.
The Wolfsbane Genealogy Page