Tuesday, August 30, 2011

IGS Thanks Ohio Genealogical Society for War of 1812 Donation

The Indiana Genealogical Society thanks the Ohio Genealogical Society in Bellville, Ohio for their $500 donation to our War of 1812 $10,000+ Matching Challenge. Coupled with IGS' match and Ancestry.com's match, their generous donation means that 4,000 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 through August 31, 2011. There are 24 hours left to make a donation that will be matched.

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. 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 by August 31st (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

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