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[NARA] Rate increase proposed ACTION NEEDED

I haven't check this out, but it came from the Genealogy program of the history dept at Wallace State Junior College, where the noted Dr. Robert Scott Davis (also professional genealogist, published for years) is on the faculty and runs the genealogy library there. He often takes researchers on trips to NARA in DC and other places in the northeast.

Dianne in AL

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Robert Davis
To: Bob Davis at work
Date: Wed, 07 Mar 2007 21:54:16 -0600
Subject: Wallace State List 10
I have seen the following information from several sources. Last Friday
I was at the National Archives in Washington and found that the staff
had been so reduced, even with the reduction in hours, that it could
only barely function.

Mr. Davis
I was telling the ladies about this the other day. I couldn't remember
all the details so I thought I'd send this along for them.
http://genealogyblog.com/national-archives-of-the-usa/nara-proposes-new-and-much-higher-mail-order-rates-5862

NARA Proposes New and Much Higher Mail-Order Rates

The following rate hikes are being proposed by the National Archives:

(1) Passenger arrival lists - NATF Form 81 - $25.00
(2) Federal Census requests - NATF Form 82 - 25.00
(3) Eastern Cherokee applications to the Court of Claims - NATF Form 83
- 25.00
(4) Land entry records - NATF Form 84 - 40.00
(5) Full pension file more than 75 years old (Civil War period) - NATF
Form 85 - 125.00
(6) Full pension file more than 75 years old (non-Civil War) - NATF Form
85 - 60.00
(7) Pension documents packet (selected records) - NATF Form 85 - 25.00
(8) Bounty land warrant application files - NATF Form 85 - 25.00
(9) Military service files more than 75 years old - NATF Form 86 - 25.00

See the following website for the list of bureaucratic excuses as to why
rates need to be raised from the current $37.00 to $125.00 for Civil War
Pension files..

http://a257.g.akamaitech.net/7/257/2422/01jan20071800/edocket.access.gpo.gov/2007/E7-3160.htm
For all the good that it might do, comments are due by April 27, 2007.

ADDRESSES: NARA invites interested persons to submit comments on this
proposed rule. Comments may be submitted by any of the following methods:

Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the
instructions for submitting comments.

Fax: Submit comments by facsimile transmission to 301-837-0319.

Mail: Send comments to Regulations Comments Desk (NPOL), Room 4100,
Policy and Planning Staff, National Archives and Records Administration,
8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD 20740-6001.

Hand Delivery or Courier: Deliver comments to 8601 Adelphi Road, College
Park, MD.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Davis Heaps at 301-837-1850 or
fax at 301-837-0319. Requests for copies of the proposed information
collection and supporting statement should be directed to Tamee Fechhelm
at 301-837-1694 or fax at 301-837-3213.
Filed: under: National Archives of the U.S.A..

PLEASE PASS THIS ON TO ALL OF YOUR LISTS AND HELP TO MAKE OUR VOICES
HEARD!!!! wE MUST BE ALLOWED TO HAVE THESE DOCUMENTS AT A REASONABLE RATE.

Thank you,

Brian Robinson


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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