Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Celebrate the Second Revolution!

The following is from FGS & Preserve the Pensions - War of 1812

#1812Today : Raise $1812 every day in July to Preserve the Pensions!

Celebrate the
Second Revolution


Join us in our effort to raise $1812 every day
during the month of July to
Preserve the Pensions
As we all look forward to celebrating Independence Day, Preserve the Pensions is asking that you also remember the Second Revolution!
The War of 1812 is commonly referred to as the second War for American Independence and in that spirit, we are announcing a concentrated effort for fundraising in July.

Our goal is to raise 
$1812 every day and you can help!

Donate, share the message on social media, your blog, website,
and in your local community. 


Celebrate the 2nd Revolution!
Help us raise $1812
every day in July 
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Learn how to set up amatching funds campaign
with your local society.

Current Status

What have we accomplished so far? Follow along as we strive for $1812 every day during July.

The data seen here reflects only our Year to Date fundraising. It will be updated each week in July. 


Celebrity Showcase 

Last year we introduced you to Elisha Cragun, Donny and Marie Osmond's War of 1812 ancestor. This year, learn a bit more about the battle of New Orleans, an engagement that Elisha was involved in.  {Read more here...}


Free Forever

Did you know? The digitized images of the War of 1812 Pension files will be available for FREE forever on Fold3.com. Find your ancestor today! 


Community Effort

The War of 1812 Preserve the Pensions Digitization program is likely the most significant crowd sourcing campaign ever attempted in the genealogical community. The impact, however, effects historians, military enthusiasts and organizations, reenactors, and educators. Those interested in preserving this valuable piece of America's documented history can make a single contribution or become a monthly contributor of the project.

"An excellent endeavor of preserving a portion of history that people will find personally connects to themselves." 
~ Fran Ellsworth

Our sincere thanks to those who have already contributed. Find them on the Honor Roll

| Forgotten no longer |
Celebrate the 2nd Revolution!

Spreading the News

The Preserve the Pensions campaign is a community effort, and as such, we want to keep our readers appraised on the reach of our message. 

Events Calendar

July is a month for celebrating, all over the nation. We've hand picked a few events to share with you.

Help us grow!
Use the links below to join and share.



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