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FUN WALK For the Preserve the Pensions (War of 1812)

Join FGS on Saturday, August 30, at 6:30 a.m. for a Fun Walk to the Alamo and help Preserve War of 1812 Pensions.

Join FGS on Saturday, August 30, at 6:30 a.m. for a Fun Walk to the Alamo and help Preserve War of 1812 Pension records.

After several days of stimulating classes, are you ready to stretch your legs and take in the early morning cool fresh air? Why not join us for a little “walk about”, Saturday (30 August) morning at 6:30 a.m. for a one mile jaunt to “The Alamo” and back.

We will assemble at the “Tower of the Americas” located on the west end of the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. From there we will walk (and for those of you who wish – run) to “The Alamo” and return. This will take about thirty minutes. Not only will you stretch your legs; but you will contribute to the “Preserve The Pensions,” which is raising funds to digitize the War of 1812 pensions. But wait, you will also get to wear a unique T-shirt especially designed for this first time event!

Each dollar raised is doubled by FGS, which in turn is doubled by Ancestry.com! So please join us in this great endeavor to preserve the records of our gallant servicemen and women who fought in the war many consider America’s Second Revolution. This is the war that truly made us free!

But wait, you say that you are unable to walk that far and you wish to have a shirt! No problem, just sponsor someone else to walk in your place (and that person could already be walking).

COST:    $25.00

Registration:  Preserve the Pension Vendor booth in the Exhibit Hall (booth #506, 508)

Time:    6:30 a.m., 30 August 2014

Place:    Tower of the Americas just west of the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center

Cause:  Preserve The Pensions for the War of 1812 (All funds go directly to the Cause).


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Welcome to San Antonio!


Aerial view of San Antonio

San Antonio offers visitors the opportunity to explore the past and experience the present in one unique city.  Visit the Alamo, explore museums and art galleries, stroll the Riverwalk or experience any of the places and events that make San Antonio such a vibrant city.

FGS is excited to bring the FGS 2014 Conference, “Gone to Texas,” to San Antonio on 27-30 August 2014.  Follow your ancestors trail to or through Texas and take time to get to know this charming city.

The Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center and the Marriott Riverwalk hotel will host the event. Both facilities offer easy access to the Riverwalk, a public park open 365 days a year that includes restaurants, shops and other attractions.

For more information about what’s going on in San Antonio, maps or general information,visit http://www.visitsanantonio.com.

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