FGS announces a $135,000 donation to the War of 1812 Project as a gift from the estate of Jon Stedman in memory of his mother, Ardath Stedman. What will this do for the project? The donation will be used to continue the preservation and digitizing of these records. Currently the project has made available almost 250,000 pages (just over 3% of the total) and with this donation the rate of digitization will increase and you will see a larger number of new pension records added each month. The project makes the records free for anyone to search and view the actual scanned documents. You can read more about the project and how you can donate to this effort on the FGS blog.