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 Archives, fold3 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.