09 January 2011

War of 1812 $10,000 Match Challenge -- The Indiana Genealogical Society

The Indiana Genealogical Society is supporting the efforts of the Federation of Genealogical Societies to digitize War of 1812 pension files by sponsoring a $10,000 Match Challenge. From now until June 30, 2011, the Indiana Genealogical Society (IGS) will MATCH any donation made, up to the first $10,000. That means that if you give $10, IGS will give $10; if you give $100, IGS will give $100. The Indiana Genealogical Society will then present all the money raised from this challenge to the Federation of Genealogical Societies at their conference in Springfield, Illinois this September.

Any donation will help - even a $5 donation will digitize 10 pages. Thanks to the generosity of so many, the Indiana Genealogical Society is already at 30% of the match goal. You can donate online or by sending a check made payable to Indiana Genealogical Society (with “War of 1812” in the memo line) to: Indiana Genealogical Society,
P.O. Box 10507, Ft. Wayne, IN

Source: Meredith Thompson, The Indiana Genealogical Society

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