The Indiana Genealogical Society thanks the attendees of Ancestry.com and the Allen County Public Library's "Ancestry Day" event in Fort Wayne this weekend for their donations to our War of 1812 $10,000 Matching Challenge. Coupled with IGS' match and Ancestry.com's match, their generous donations means that 8,000 more pages of pension files will be digitized!
In this challenge - which is in support of the Federation of Genealogical Societies' effort to digitize the War of 1812 pension files at the National Archives and make them available online for free - the Indiana Genealogical Society will MATCH any donation made before August 31, 2011 (up to the first $10,000).
Because 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. We have had over 170 donors so far, and have raised over $8,000!
Any amount you can give will help - even a $5 donation means 40 more pages will be digitized.
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