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State Library of North Carolina Genealogical Research Services Section Closes on Mondays

Beginning Sept. 12, the Genealogical Research Services section of the State Library’s Government and Heritage Library will be closed on Mondays. New service hours for Genealogical Research Services will be Tuesday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. “Many travelers come from across North Carolina and the nation […]

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Boynton Beach Library Continues to Cut Genealogy Resources

The following excerpt is yet another indication that the current recession (which the feds keep telling us ended long ago) is having an effect on genealogical research. The sad part about it is that libraries often fill a need for basic genealogy resources that low-income folks might not be able to afford. If the libraries […]

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Budget Cuts Eliminate Santa Barbara Public Library Genealogy Databases

Libraries are struggling with budgets cut by cities, and counties that are no longer flush with tax money. The Santa Barbara Public Library is no exception. The Santa Barbara Public Library System can no longer provide access to certain subscription databases effective July 1. [Click here to see what databases are still available.] Due to […]

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Georgia Archives Threatened by House Budget

The following is am open letter written by Virginia Shadron, chairperson of the Friends of Georgia Archives & History: An open letter from FOGAH Chair, Virginia Shadron: The Fiscal Year 2012 budget that passed the Georgia House of Representatives on March 11 as HB 78 includes budget reductions that could result in the [Georgia] State […]

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Kentucky State Archives Preserves Records With Reduced $ and Personnel

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Anyone who frets over organizing family records ought to consider the daily challenge facing Barbara Teague and her staff. As Kentucky’s state archivist, Teague oversees 310,000 cubic feet of records stored in the Public Records Division of the State Department of Libraries and Archives — documenting the official history of Kentucky. Also […]

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