The State of Michigan is in a budget crisis. What a shock. What state is not? The myopic view of the current state administration is to do away with the State Library
You can help stop this idiocy by signing an online petition, it does not matter what state you live in, sign it anyway. An interesting note is that when I just signed it there were only 393 signatories. It would seem that 300 thousand would be more impressive. Please sign the petition, do not put it off.
From an announcement by Dick Eastman at www.eogn.com the following in part:
In meetings held during the Federation of Genealogical Societies/
Arkansas Genealogical Society Annual Conference in Little Rock this past
week, the Records Preservation and Access Committee (a joint committee
of the Federation of Genealogical Societies and the National
Genealogical Society) has initiated a petition drive in support of the
Library of Michigan.
Genealogists from within and without Michigan are encouraged to sign the
online petition. You are encouraged to sign this online petition NOW.
You can read more at http://www.fgs.org/rpac.