The Indiana Genealogical Society has extended the deadline to participate in its War of 1812 $10,000 Matching Challenge. Donors can now take full advantage of Ancestry.com's recent announcement that they will match any donation that is made to the Federation of Genealogical Societies' campaign to digitize the War of 1812 pension files at the National Archives and make them available online for free.
Because the Indiana Genealogical Society will MATCH any donation made before to August 31, 2011 (up to the first $10,000), and Ancestry.com is matching what IGS contributes to FGS, your money will actually be QUADRUPLED by the time it reaches FGS - a $25 donation to IGS will end up as $100 when received by FGS. Thank you to the Elkhart County Genealogical Society, which is among those who have taken advantage of this fact by donating an additional $100 - meaning 800 more pages will be digitized as a result!
To contribute, you can either donate online, or mail your check (made payable to Indiana Genealogical Society, with "War of 1812" in the memo line) to:
Indiana Genealogical Society
P.O. Box 10507
Fort Wayne, IN 46852-0507