Thursday, July 30, 2015

Have You Donated to "Preserve the Pensions" (Pensions of 1812)?

Have you donated to War of 1812 Pension Digitization Project yet?
The Pension Records from the War of 1812 are among the most requested documents at the National Archives. Unfortunately, these fragile documents are in urgent need of digitization. In support of this monumental task of digitizing 7.2 million pages, has provided a dollar for dollar matching grant, so every dollar you contribute will make four more pages accessible and free for everyone.
I mentioned this project late last year.  They have now raised 50% of the money needed! has generously stepped up and agreed to cover costs to digitize HALF of the War of 1812 pension records. So every dollar donated will actually go twice as far.
At a cost of $0.45 per digitized page, your tax-deductible gift of $45 would normally digitize 100 pages, but with the help of it will digitize 200 pages. Your contributions can be made in the name of your ancestor.
Time is of the essence. These documents are fragile and need to be digitized quickly to preserve the best possible image of each page.

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