In the Legacy section, you will be assisted in preparing a collection of documents, pictures and statements you want your family, friends or people who are interested in your life to have access to in the future. Data from your Life Line file can be imported into your dedicated Legacy Template by using the copy and paste function in MS PowerPoint.
In this section you will also be assisted in securing that the electronic information you leave behind after your death, ‘Digital Assets’, will be taken care of following proper and appropriate procedures.
My Legacy Template
The downloadable Legacy Template below is a PowerPoint file that can be used on most PC’s and Laptop’s.
In the template you can include scanned documents & pictures (scan using the scan picture function); photos from major life events; your favourite music, films and books over time; and writings. If you need to include additional information, you can use the PowerPoint copy and paste function with respect to the relevant slides based on your needs. It is not advisable to attach the actual music, films, books and writings in the template, since the file will then increase in size and be less manageable. You can however insert hyperlinks to your computer or the internet, where the music, pictures, videos, films, documents and books are located.
The Legacy Template also include sections on My Thoughts & Values, My Hopes for The Future, My Private Business, My Usernames & Passwords, and My Message to Family & Friends. You can share your Legacy document with trusted family members and let them add information and pictures to the document. We advise that you share a updated version of the Legacy document with trusted family members in order for them to use the document as directed by you in the ‘My Private Business’ section in the Legacy Template after your death.
They will also be responsible for updating and closing relevant accounts on social networks as directed by you in the ‘My Private Business’ section in the Legacy Template.
Download the Legacy Template below:
Not so long ago the only documentation most people left behind when they died were their will, photo albums, letters, business documents and a tomb stone. This has all changed with the introduction of computers, digital cameras, smart phones, printers, scanners, websites, cloud storage and social networks like Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, You Tube, Instagram, FaceTime etc. We suggest that you decide beforehand who should receive and manage your e-mails, photos and documents that can be important for the people you leave behind. We advise that you share a updated version of the Legacy document with trusted family members in order for them to use the document as directed by you in the ‘My Private Business’ section in the Legacy Template after your death. They will also be responsible for updating and closing relevant accounts on social networks as directed by you in the ‘My Private Business’ section in the Legacy Template.
Google has a step-by-step procedure to decide exactly how to deal with your digital data stored online here. Then go to ‘Account management’ then go to ‘Control what happens to your account when you stop using Google’ and then go to ‘Learn more and go to setup’. Then you will be able to list the people you want to be notified when Google plan to deactivate your account.
In February 2015, Facebook offered customers in the US the option of deleting an account when they die, or appointing a friend or relative to take control of some parts of it. However this only applies to US customers.