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Threat to records preservation

It may seem ironic, but in this, arguably the golden age of information technology, archives around the world are in jeopardy. They are victims of a scarcity of government funding as lawmakers lack a vision of the importance of records preservation and accessibility.

That is the dire message of Ransom H. Love, director of strategic relationships for FamilySearch, who also sounds a note of optimism by saying the solution is found in the concept of a worldwide community of volunteers who can help rescue the records from obscurity or even destruction.

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