Celebrations and Challenges

2015 has been a big year for the War of 1812 Preserve the Pensions campaign. We’re excited about the progress we have made so far, and we hope you are too! In February, while at the FGS & Rootstech 2015 Annual Conference, we announced that we reached the 50% mark in our fundraising efforts to digitally preserve the pension files from the War of 1812.

We wanted to be sure that everyone had a chance to see this incredible moment play out; it’s something that we as a community should be very proud of. Which is why we wanted to share the video with you; so that all of us could take a moment to soak in what this truly means. 50%. Half way there.

What do you say we finish this in 2015?

We have issued a challenge to every genealogical society in the nation. Mike Hall has issued a personal challenge to himself, and to faithful readers of The Legal Genealogist. Take on one — or both! Let’s get this done.

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