Here is a great project with a worthy goal. It will take place during the Federation of Genealogical Societies’ conference in San Antonio, Texas.
The Preserve the Pensions Fun Walk will take place on Saturday morning, August 30th, at 6:30am. Four genealogy celebrities will be competing for your sponsorship to see which of them can raise the most funds for the Preserve The Pensions campaign. One of those in the walk has lovingly referred to that as “oh dark thirty.”
Judy Russell of The Legal Genealogist, D. Joshua Taylor and Kenyatta Berry on behalf of Genealogy Roadshow and Ed Donakey of Family Search will be looking for sponsors. (I’ll let you guess which one of them remarked about “oh dark thirty.”) The organizers of the walk suggest that those of you who intended to walk will get out and enjoy all that San Antonio has to offer and you are also asked to commit to sponsoring one of the celebrity walkers as well.
You can see the walkers off from their starting point at the front of the Henry B Gonzales Convention Center. You might guess the sleepiest of the four is the one who commented on “oh dark thirty.”
Every dollar raised in support of the walkers goes directly to the War of 1812 Preserve the Pensions fund. Every dollar is matched first by FGS, then again by Ancestry. Every $25.00 sponsorship becomes a $100.00 contribution to the preservation of this incredibly important collection of War of 1812 pensions.
You can read more in the Federation of Genealogical Societies’ conference blog at https://www.fgsconference.org/blog/ as well as in the Preserve the Pensions web site at http://www.preservethepensions.org/blog/exciting-change-plans/.
This sounds like fun!