Friday, February 4, 2011

Digitizing Penions Files for War of 1812 Challenge

Have a grandpa or two who fought in the War of 1812?  There's a great new project underway to digitize the pension and land bounties that will result in a new free online index.


Check out the donation challenge.......

War of 1812 Matching Funds Challenge

Whether or not your ancestors served in the War of 1812, you may be interested in the project spearheaded by the Federation of Genealogical Societies to Preserve the Pensions and bounty land records from that war. Even better than being preserved, the records will be digitized, searchable, and made available online free of charge.......http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/6hupuF/www.fgsconferenceblog.org/2011/02/war-of-1812-matching-funds-challenge.html


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