The Central Florida Genealogical Society, Inc.
is a non-profit society located in the Orlando Florida area that promotes family history research by providing education and research opportunities to its members and the public. We hold regular meetings in several cities in the central Florida area and have members living in Orange, Seminole, Lake and Osceola Counties and other areas in central Florida and the United States. We are also dedicated to aiding others living elsewhere who have ancestors in central Florida. See our About Us page to learn more.
Central Florida Genealogical Society, the Federation of Genealogical Societies and Ancestry.com Work Together to Preserve the Pensions from the War of 1812
The Pension Records from the War of 1812 are among the most requested documents at the National Archives. Unfortunately, these fragile documents are in urgent need of digitization. Join the initiative to raise funds to Preserve the Pensions. The money raised will go to digitizing these pension files and make them accessible online – free forever!
CFGS is joining with the FGS and Ancestry.com to save the pension files from the War of 1812. In this initiative CFGS will match every dollar you donate (up to $250) toward this project. The funds we raise will go to the FGS who will match what we send them.Then, Ancestry.com will match the FGS funds.
To digitize one page costs 22.5 cents or 100 pages for $22.50. With our Double Double Doubling matching program with FGS and Ancestry, each $1 you donate will become $8 and will digitize almost 36 pages of pension files that can then be placed online free forever.
You can donate several ways: clicking the PayPal link below, mailing a check made out to CFGS to CFGS, P.O. Box 533958, Orlando, FL 32853-3958, or bring cash to one of our meetings. All donations are deductible. If you need a receipt, please contact our Treasurer Judy Weinberg.
To learn more about this project see Preserve the Pensions. NOTE IF YOU DONATE ELSEWHERE YOU WILL MISS OUT ON CFGS's DOUBLE DOUBLE DOUBLING OF THE MONEY YOU GIVE!
Donation to Preserve the Pensions: You can select an amount in multiples of $5 by changing the Quantity at checkout.
Preserve the Pensions | 5.00 USD
To find out more about women in the pension records.
Note We Have a Changed Our Mailing Address
Our new address is Central Florida Genealogical Society, Inc., P.O. Box 533958, Orlando, FL 32853-3958