As with so many states/countries the budget crises effect libraries and archives. The Georgia (USA) Secretary of State under which department the Georgia Archives is located has announced that effective October 1, 2010 the public hours for the Georgia Archives will change to Thursday-Saturday 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM. Due to the reduction in public hours, when the Archives are not open to the public, the Archives staff will be redeployed to different functions. The core duties of the Archives had been genealogy requests.
For more information see: http://www.sos.ga.gov/archives/
Thank you to Stephanie Weiner, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee for bringing this to our attention.
Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee