Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Update on Preserve the Pensions Project
The War of 1812 Pension Digitization Project has raised over $3 million in an online crowdsourcing effort sponsored by the National Archives, FamilySearch.org, Fold3.com and Ancestry.com with extensive participation from genealogical community and the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS). As prominently mentioned on the Preserve the Pensions website, as these valuable historical documents are digitized, they will be made available to all at no cost, and the original pension files can be retired to much less active use. So far, over 4 million images have been preserved.
FamilySearch volunteers are also matching the entries in the Pension Files to individuals in the FamilySearch.org Family Tree and in the future those individual entries will be indicated as being in the Pension Files.
Here is a screenshot of the free image link on Fold3.com