It was recently reported that the Georgia Archives were transferred to the Georgia University System and the funding for the Archives was included in the state budget under the University system. The genealogical community worked together to retain the Archives and increase the funding that had originally been proposed. The Archives had suffered major staffing and hours cutbacks over the past several years and it was hoped that the transfer would be the positive solution to the problem. It was announced today-June 14 by Georgia Archives Director Christopher Davidson, that the Archives will be: hiring three additional professionals; increasing part-time staff hours; opening to the public on Wednesdays and Thursdays beginning July 31. Weekly hours will be Wednesdays-Saturdays, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; increasing conservation and processing activities of the Archives collections. To read more about this positive turn of events go to: http://tinyurl.com/my8g269 .
Jan Meisels Allen
IAJGS Vice President
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee