Saturday, December 01, 2012

MYRT'S PLAN: Supporting the 1812 Preserve the Pension Project

DearREADERS,
Join in supporting the War of 1812 Preserve the Pensions project by donating through DearMYRTLE's Genealogy Blog. I've arranged to have matching funds up to $2,500 through my husband's Fairfax Genealogical Society in 2013.

The National Archives (US) and the Federation of Genealogical Societies have partnered in a massive project to preserve these pensions, and make them always free on the internet. You can search the growing digital collection now at: http://go.fold3.com/1812pensions.



The National Archives reports that these War of 1812 pension files are among the heaviest requested materials. With that level of use, these valuable records, available in no other format, are in danger of grave deterioration.


War of 1812
Federation of Genealogical Societies
Preserve the Pensions, P.O. Box 200940, Austin, TX 78720-0940 | 1-888-FGS-1500 | 1812@fgs.org

HERE'S HOW YOU CAN HELP

It costs roughly 50 cents  to digitize each page. This means for every $1 you donate, 2 pages can be digitized.

But through this plan, your donated dollars can be multiplied as follows:

GOAL: Raise $2,500 from DearMYRTLE's DearREADERS.


  • Your $1 digitizes 2 pension pages
  • $2,500 digitizes 5,000 pension pages
  • Fairfax Genealogical Society matches $2,500 for a total of 10,000 pension pages
  • Ancestry.com matches $5,000 for a total of 20,000 pension pages



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Myrt     :)
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2 comments:

  1. Hi Myrt

    Is this offer still in effect for a donation from Western Michigan Genealogical Society to pass through?

    Thanks

    Roger

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