Tuesday, August 16, 2011

IGS To Match War of 1812 Donations Up to $15,000

The Indiana Genealogical thanks the Cheboygan County (Michigan) Genealogical Society for their $100 donation, the Kalamazoo Valley (Michigan) Genealogical Society for their $300 donation, and the Rock Island County Illinois Genealogical Society for their $114 donation.

With donations now over $10,300, the Indiana Genealogical Society has extended the original goal for our War of 1812 Match Challenge from $10,000 to $15,000. That means you can continue to make donations, and as long as they are received before our August 31st deadline, IGS will continue to match them.

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.

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 (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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