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Pass on your information to generations to come

QUESTION My website contains the only accounts of several historical events. I’m 77 years old, and wonder what will happen to these pages once I shuffle off this mortal coil and fail to keep up payments to my ISP. Please advise. James Briggs

HELPROOM ANSWER This is a common worry for web aficionados. What happens to important web-based historical data that’s maintained by people who are suddenly no longer around?

You have two options. The first is to pass on the domain to a trusted relative who will maintain the website on your behalf. The second (free) option is to upload the articles to Wikipedia for all to see. For some advice on getting started, see 'Wikipedia: starting an article'.

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