Yesterday, during the Federation of Genealogical Societies conference in Springfield, Illinois, Indiana Genealogical Society President Presented FGS President Pat Oxley with a check for $24,234. The check was the result of our War of 1812 $10,000 Match Challenge to help raise the money to digitize the War of 1812 pensions at the National Archives and make them freely available online.
From left to right: IGS President Michael Maben; FGS President Pat Oxley; IGS Immediate Past President Curt Witcher; IGS Vice-President Tina Eisworth Lyons; IGS Corresponding Secretary Marlene Polster; IGS Southwest District Director Connie Conrad.
IGS President Michael Maben poses with the big check before the presentation.
Thank you to Tina Eisworth Lyons and Marlene Polster for the photos, and thank you to all who helped make our match challenge such a success!