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Sunday, September 6, 2009

Will you be heard?

What if you went to your local research library and it was closed. Empty. Gone.

What if the records they had in there were scattered to other repositories. A piece here, a piece there.

What if that really is happening right now.

And what if YOUR voice could make a difference. Would you take a minute and speak up? Would you take thirty seconds to click on a link and add your name to the list of those who don't want this to happen?

"The governor of Michigan has used the executive order to close the Library of Michigan and divide the contents to other libraries. The Records Preservation Committee, a joint organization of the National Genealogical Society and Federation of Genealogical Societies has started an online petition in an effort to stop this action. Please go to the following site: to read and join the efforts to stop the loss of their organized history.

"The US did this over 100 years ago with the non-population censuses. Now those important documents are hard to find as they are scattered across the country in state, university and organization libraries." (quoted text from a friend)

Be heard.

And please feel free to repost and pass the information in this particular blog posting around to anyone you know that might care about records access.

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