Saturday, August 13, 2011

Can You Spare a Dime?

Back in April I wrote Are You Up for the Challenge? discussing the project that FGS is working on to digitize the War of 1812 pension files

In that post I reported that Indiana Genealogical Society stated a matching program where they will match contributions they collect up to $10,000.  I am happy to report that as of today, they have raised $9,700, just $300 shy of their goal!

IGS hopes to meet their $10,000 goal by August 31st, so if you have even just a few dollars to contribute to this worthy project, please head over to their website and make a contribution.  Not only will they match your contribution, Ancestry has also agreed to match all the donations, essentially quadrupling your contribution.

Remember, this digitization project aims to have the pension files available for free on Footnote.  And although they plan to have the digitization complete in 2015, they are busy working to get the files scanned and uploaded as they go…as of today there are 58,021 images available.

UPDATE 9/1/11 – It’s official…IGS raised $12,117 for the project, all of which will be matched by both IGS and Ancestry.  You can read more here.



PalmsRV said...

A small donation was made and I'm anxiously awaiting files further down in the alphabet!


Kathy Reed said...

I'm glad you found me again over at Jones Family Matters. Thanks for the mention.

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