Sunday, January 29, 2017

Access to Preserved Records is Being Threatened!


There's been a lot of discussion on several genealogical lists that I follow regarding proposed cutbacks that would greatly impact accessing records that are vital to anyone looking into their ancestor's past.

I am advocating that records remain open and accessible.  If you agree, than please read the following and take action:

A New U.S. Budget Blueprint May Affect Genealogists by Diane Haddad

Help Us Nip Efforts to Defund NEH in the Bud

I use newspapers found in Chronicles of America at least weekly.  I have found so many genealogical gems in those old papers I couldn't even begin to count!  The NEH does a whole lot more - go to their home page and type in your state name in the search box on the top right.  You'd be amazed at how many grants they've awarded for record preservation in your area.

Thank you, readers!




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