Preserve the Pensions
Why Are The War of 1812 Pension Records So Important?
FGS is committed to projects such as the Preserve the Pensions – War of 1812 Pension Digitization Fund that link the genealogical community by advancing the cause of preserving records and making them more accessible to the public.
FGS is proud to be leading the national fundraising to support this project and is actively seeking donations from genealogical and historical societies, patriotic and military heritage societies, as well as interested corporations and individuals. Ancestry.com and Fold3 are providing a dollar-for-dollar match of each donation through a provision of services.
Preserve the Pension Partners
The multi-year project consists of scanning the pension files at the National Archives in Washington D.C. and creating a searchable index to the digital images. FGS has targeted the War of 1812 Pension Applications as a high priority project based on the value of the content for genealogists as well as the importance of preserving the fragile records.
How You Can Help
A $25 donation will digitize 50 images -- a $500 donation will digitize 1,000 images! These generous people have helped by donating to the Preserve the Pensions fund!
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Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about the Preserve the Pensions project and to find how you can get involved.