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The Illinois State Genealogical Society has
raised more than $40,000 during its War of 1812 Pension Match Challenge. ISGS announced
its $10,000 War of 1812 Pension Match Challenge on June 18, the 200th anniversary
of the declaration of the War of 1812, and committed to matching any contribution
up to the first $10,000 made to the project. Ancestry.com announced that it would
also match all monies donated during the campaign, resulting in contributions being
The money will be donated to the Preserve
the Pensions effort, resulting in 88,888 additional pages of the War of 1812 Pension
and Bounty Land Warrant Application Files being digitized over the next few months.
The campaign, sponsored by the Federation of Genealogical Societies, Ancestry.com,
Fold3 and the National Archives, hopes to raise more than $3.7 million to digitize
all of the pension files currently stored in the National Archives and make them freely
Files are being digitized as funds become available; many
files are currently viewable here.
Registration is open for the Southern
California Genealogical Society’s 2013 Jamboree Extension Webinar Series. The
webinars, held the first Saturday and third Wednesday of each month, cover various
genealogy topics. Upcoming
sessions and details are available here.
Have a favorite family recipe? Enter the Archives
Family Recipe Contest by noon PST on Friday, Dec. 21 for a chance to win. First,
second and third place winners will receive $300, $200 and $100, respectively, as
well as an autographed copy of From
the Family Kitchen: Discover Your Food Heritage and Preserve Favorite Recipes by