Saturday, November 2, 2013

Society Saturday - Preserve the Pensions - Indiana Steps Up!

The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS), The National Archives, and are partners in a huge effort: to preserve and digitize 7.2 million pages of War of 1812 Pension Records and make them available for free online.  As of today over 850,000 images have been digitized by volunteers but the effort needs your help! has generously stepped up and agreed to cover costs to digitize HALF of the War of 1812 pension records. So every dollar donated will actually go twice as far!

I was proud to see many Indiana Societies, Organizations and family researchers on the list of contributors!  So proud of my Hoosier state!

Please consider donating to this tremendous effort.  Your dollar matters.

Donate to War of 1812

Platinum Level
Allen County Genealogical Society of Indiana
Indiana Genealogical Society
Society of the War of 1812 in the State of Indiana

Contributor Level
Clinton County (IN) Genealogical Society
Elkhart County Genealogical Society
Elwood Pipecreek (IN) Genealogy Society
Howard County (IN) Genealogical Society
Indiana Historical Society
La Porte County, IN Genealogical Society
South Bend Area Genealogical Society

Patron Level
Sara Allen
Jinsie Bingham
Brown County (IN) Genealogical Society
Lisa Swanson Ellam
Harold Henderson
Indiana African American Genealogy Group
Linda L. Irish
William H. Minish
Dawne Slater-Putt
Society of Indiana Pioneers
Tippecanoe County (IN) Area Genealogical Society

You can view the current 850,000+ pension files already digitized for free at

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