The San Antonio (Texas) Public Library has a whole room dedicated to San Antonio and Texas history and genealogy. If the proposed city budget passes Sept. 17, Texana/Genealogy is going on the chopping block. Service hours are to be cut from 72 to 40 hours a week, and two full-time librarian positions — 40 percent of the department's staff — are to be eliminated. Besides reduced hours, that means Texana won't be able to offer as many genealogy and research classes. Nobody expects the volume of queries to drop off, so it also means that it will be a lot harder to keep up with requests from the public.
You can read the details in an article by Paula Allen in the MySanAntonio web site at http://www.mysanantonio.com/opinion/columnists/paula_allen/57604487.html.