The Michigan Genealogical Council (MGC) is once again appealing to genealogists to contact their legislators with regard to budget cuts affecting the Library of Michigan, and other libraries in Michigan. An executive order issued and filed with the Michigan Secretary of State on May 5, 2009 lists budget cuts to all Michigan departments. You can read the order, number 2009-22, on the State website. The references to the Library of Michigan are listed on pages 2, 10, 11 and 19.
The Michigan Genealogical Council urges everyone to again contact their State Senators and Representatives to express their feelings regarding the Library of Michigan. Under the current extremely difficult economic circumstances, it is quite possible that the Library will be closed, and the collection dispersed to other facilities or put into storage. Even with very limited hours, keeping the collection intact and available in it’s current location is the best outcome.
The Michigan Genealogical Council has made a statement on the front page of their website, regarding the extremely difficult circumstances faced by the State.