H.R.5216 - Preservation of Records of Servitude, Emancipation, and Post-Civil War Reconstruction Act of 2006109th Congress (2005-2006)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Lantos, Tom [D-CA-12] (Introduced 04/27/2006)|
|Committees:||House - Government Reform|
|Latest Action:||06/08/2006 Ordered to be Reported by Voice Vote. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.5216 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (04/27/2006)
Preservation of Records of Servitude, Emancipation, and Post-Civil War Reconstruction Act of 2006 - Requires the Archivist of the United States to: (1) establish, as part of the National Archives, an electronically searchable database of historic records of servitude, emancipation, and post-Civil War reconstruction contained within federal agencies for genealogical and historical research; and (2) preserve relevant records.
Requires the National Historical Publications and Records Commission to provide grants to states, colleges and universities, and genealogical associations to preserve records and establish databases of local records of such information.