With a more than $2 billion state budget surplus, the 2015 state budget proposed by the administration provides for a 25% cut to the Indiana State Library’s funding. This proposal specifically targets cuts against state-wide access to informational and educational databases and would eliminate the Genealogy Department. It would reduce the Library staff by 10%.
The Indiana Genealogical Society seeks our help in a blog post found at: http://indgensoc.blogspot.com/2015/01/proposed-elimination-of-genealogy-at.html .
RPAC will monitor these developments and perhaps suggest additional measures in coordination with the efforts of the Indiana Genealogical Society. In the meantime, we encourage that all concerned about these issues give consideration to signing the Genealogists’ Declaration of Rights at http://www.fgs.org/rpac/2014/11/06/genealogists-declaration-of-rights-we-need-your-support/