Press-Republican: ‘Let’s not let it die’

Press-Republican: ‘Let’s not let it die’. “The Battle of Plattsburgh, known locally as the real end to the War of 1812, has been commemorated in the Lake City since 1997, but administrative challenges late last year had made longtime volunteers question the ability of the decades-long tradition to go on. ‘There was about 14 of us who got together and thought, “Well, let’s not let it die,”‘ Tom Donahue said, adding that 1814 Commemoration Inc. had thus been born.” The group has launched a new Web site to commemorate the Battle of Plattsburgh.

FamilySearch Crowdfunding to Save War of 1812 Records

FamilySearch is crowdfunding to save records from the War of 1812. “Due to high usage at the National Archives, these records are rapidly deteriorating. Efforts to preserve them through digitization must move forward as quickly as possible to prevent the loss of valuable pension records. Once digitized, these records will be made available to the public for free on the fold3 website. To date, over 50% of the pensions have been digitized. The pensions are being digitized in alphabetical order. Surnames from A through L are complete and the M’s are rapidly going online nearly every day. Still, there is a lot of work left to make sure this priceless collection of military pension records is preserved.”