Preserve the Pensions


Preserve the Pensions seeks to preserve and digitize 7.2 million pages of War of 1812 Pension Records with the help of the genealogy community.

The bicentennial of what’s been called “America’s Second Revolution” began on June 18, 2012 and over the next three years, the public will turn its attention towards key anniversary events including the Burning of the White House and the Writing of the Star Spangled Banner.

What better time than now to also highlight the importance of saving the War of 1812 Pension Files? Our community has a proven track record of winning previous document preservation battles and we will win this fight.

Thankfully we have partners such as the Federation of Genealogical Societies, the National Archivesfold3 and Ancestry.com who have generously donated time, money and resources. But event with this level of support we can’t do it alone.

Stay tuned here at the Preserve the Pensions blog for updates, success stories of researchers using the War of 1812 Pension Files and more.

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  1. Susan Handley

    The facebook link said volunteers should contact you through this link. I could not find anything about what opportunities were available. Susan

    1. Jen Baldwin

      Susan, thank you so much for contacting us! We have a variety of opportunities available, but left the message rather vague in the hopes that more people would ask questions.
      We have room on the committee for marketing, social media, research, blogging, direct outreach to historical and genealogical societies and associations, and much, much more.
      If there is something that particularly interests you, please let me know.
      Thank you so very much! I look forward to discussing this with you and finding a good fit!
      Jen Baldwin
      Social Media Chair
      Preserve the Pensions

  2. Sharon

    I am the treasurer of the Nebraska chapter of the United States Daughters of 1812. Our chapter would like to donate money to the Preserve the Pensions, War of 1812 project. We would like to donate with a check. Would you please tell me who to make the check out to, and email me the address of where to send the check? Also, you might want to include an address on your website’s donation page.



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