How the Government Shutdown Impacts Genealogists

How the Government Shutdown Impacts Genealogists

The government shutdown means that some of you who had big genealogy research or historical travel plans are up a creek: National parks and Smithsonian museums will be closed. National Archives research facilities are closed, as are most presidential libraries (those operated by private foundations will remain open). Any scheduled...

The government shutdown means that some of you who had big genealogy research or historical travel plans are up a creek:

US mail will still be delivered, so research requests sent to non-federal repositories won’t be affected.

For the sake of those more profoundly affected and for genealogists’ sake, let’s hope this gets resolved soon.

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  1. Hi, Leonard, I’m not a government shutdown expert, but expenses are incurred in just keeping a site online, and I think whether a site is online or off has to do with where the money for that particular agency comes from.