The Indiana legislature has recently introduced a state budget bill that proposes massive cuts to the State Library’s Budget. This 24% cut would entail the dismantling of the Genealogy department. The State Library’s genealogy collection is one of the largest in the Midwest. These resources are relevant to many genealogists working in Monroe County.
The proposed cuts also include INSPIRE, an essential resource for all Hoosiers. This program provides access to databases with full-text articles, many not found anywhere else.
For more information and to find out how you can voice your opinion, please read this post from the Indiana Genealogical Society.