Tuesday, March 29, 2011

IGS Thanks Elkhart County Genealogical Society For War of 1812 Donation

The Indiana Genealogical Society thanks the Elkhart County Genealogical Society in Elkhart, Indiana for their $100 donation to our War of 1812 $10,000 Matching Challenge. Coupled with IGS' match, their donation means 400 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 June 30, 2011, up to the first $10,000. Thanks to the generosity of so many, we are over 40% to our match goal!

Any amount you can give will help - even $5 will digitize 10 pages. Donate online, or send 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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