Thursday, September 1, 2011

IGS Raises $12,117 For War of 1812 $10,000 Match Challenge

The Indiana Genealogical Society thanks these organizations for their donations to our War of 1812 $10,000 Matching Challenge, which ended on August 31:

--LaPorte County, Indiana Genealogical Society - $100 donation
--Detroit Society for Genealogical Research - $100 donation
--Irish Genealogical Society of Michigan - $150 donation

We not only met our goal in our $10,000 Match Challenge, we surpassed it - we rasied a total of $12,117 thanks to the generosity of some 220 individuals and organizations. Our donors represented 34 states as well as Australia! The Indiana Genealogical Society will be matching that $12,117 with $12,117 of our own, so the check we will be presenting the Federation of Genealogical Societies at their conference next week will be for $24,234. That represents over 48,000 images! And with Ancestry.com matching the Indiana Genealogical Society's donation, those 48,000 images will be matched by another 48,000 images - 96,000 images total!

Thank you all those who participated! Remember to check Fold3's site for progress on the digital images - there are over 60,000 images online so far.

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