Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Good News For Michigan Genealogists

The Library of Michigan just released its fall quarterly newsletter. As always there are several articles of interest to genealogists. Without a doubt the most exciting news is that effective October 1, all Michigan residents will be able to access the HeritageQuest databases from the comfort of their own homes (with Internet access of course). Yeah!

The state government can shut down October 1 and I'll be OK with that as long as HeritageQuest remains available!

Just kidding! (Governor Granholm is planning to shut down our state government here in Michigan on October 1 if there isn't a budget approved by the state legislature… and those folks just can't seem to figure out a way to make it happen. They could learn a thing or two from GM and the UAW ;-)

The other interesting item was an announcement of a new program called the Museum Adventure Pass, sponsored by Macy's. There weren't a lot of details in the article but it sounds like certain library card holders can get free passes to participating local museums, cultural centers, and historic sites in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Livingston, Washtenaw, and Saint Clair counties. The program goes into effect October 25. There should be more details available by then. Sounds interesting though, doesn't it?

When you get a few minutes, check out the library's fall quarterly newsletter. It's worth the read!