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Does anyone have contact information for William Steely? He submitted a
photo of the 1912 Buffalo Creek School in Carroll County to a Kygenweb
website, and a lady I know would like to get in touch with him. He had
Worthville connections, so I thought maybe someone in Owen County might
In late July, the National Archives announced they were planning to cut back
the hours of the Washington DC area facilities of the archives. This would
eliminate all evening and Saturday hours and greatly harm the ability of the
average genealogist to access the records. For full details, see
While the Archivist of the United States was at the FGS conference he
reported that they had received very little feedback from the country's
genealogists asking for reconsideration. He was also presented with a
request from the chair of the FGS Records Preservation Committee to consider
some alternatives and a petition was started to allow genealogists to
express their disagreement with the changes and to endorse alternatives that
will allow the evening and Saturday hours to continue.
You can see more details about that in Dick Eastman's weekly newsletter at:
The petition can be signed at: http://www.petitiononline.com/FGS2006
The deadline for receiving comments on the proposed changes by the archives
is September 9, so there isn't much time. And if they succeed in reducing
the Washington hours, the regional archives will probably follow.