Monday, September 17, 2012
I love state archives. They are valuable resources for my genealogical research, but they are also wonderful sources of information for those interested in issues at the convergence of legal history and property. So I'm sad to see that budget cuts in Georgia have led to the closure of the state archives to the public. You can read the governor's announcement here.
After November 1, 2012, researchers will only be able to access the state archives by appointment, and then only to the extent that the remaining staff has the time to assist them. If you have been putting off any research in the Georgia state archives, I suggest you head to Morrow before the end of October.