You can help preserve the military pension records from the War of 1812 and perhaps win some research treats for yourself at the same time. The Federation of Genealogical Societies, in partnership with several other genealogy groups, is working on saving and preserving these important records. They are holding a contest in hopes of generating more interest in the project, and some of you might be interested in entering, especially when you see how terrific the prizes are!
You can go to the contest blog at http://www.preservethepensions.org/blog/genealogy-road-trip-contest/ to find out more information and/or to enter. Prizes start to be drawn on Monday, 20 May and will continue all next week, so don't delay. Even if you don't win the mighty national Powerball Lottery, you might get lucky here!