Pennington Research Association

In Memory of Bee Wilson Holmes, Our Founder

Bee Holmes started the Pennington Research Association in 1965 by collecting and sharing information about the Pennington family.  Slowly the circle of Pennington "cousins" expanded and the first "Pennington Lending Magazine" appeared.  The first "magazine" Volume 1 with 3 issues started in October 1968.  In 1970 Volume 2 with 3 issues was published.  It didn't take long for us to grow and soon a decision was made to create a formal organization.  We first agreed to identify ourselves as the Pennington Research Association in 1979 at our meeting in Wichita, Kansas.  We incorporated in 2001.
Click here to read a Memorial of Bee Holmes and published in the Pennington Pedigrees, Volume 23, No. 2, 1991.

Our Mission

The Pennington Research Association, Inc. (PRA) was founded for the sole purpose of the collection, preservation, maintenance, and dissemination of materials relating to the genealogical structure of the Pennington Family.

We strive to be the most comprehensive source of accurate genealogical information, material and events concerning the Pennington Family.

We strive to utilize Internet technology as an informative and educational tool for our members and all other genealogy researchers.

Purpose

The purpose of the Pennington Research Association is to gather all Pennington cousins together, to provide as much genealogical assistance as possible and to work together to further Pennington research.

Corporation Information

The Pennington Research Association, Inc. is a not-for-profit charitable corporation as defined in section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Donors may deduct contributions to the Pennington Research Association as provided in section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code. Bequests, legacies, devises, transfers, or gifts to the Pennington Research Association are deductible for Federal estate and gift tax purposes if they meet the applicable provisions of sections 2005, 2106, and 2522 of the Internal Revenue Code.

The Pennington Research Association, Inc. incorporated in California in June, 2001.  The Pennington Research Association membership elects the Board of Directors.  The Board of Directors elects a Chairman.  The Board of Directors creates the mission statement, policies and procedures and oversees the business of the Pennington Research Association.  The Board of Directors appoints the officers of the Corporation.

The officers are:

  • President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
  • Vice President
  • Secretary
  • Chief Financial Officer (Treasurer)
  • Research Director
  • Membership
  • Pedigrees Editor

Click here to read about the 27 year history of the Pennington Research Association.*

Click here to view the Pennington Research Association Articles of Incorporation.*

Click here to view the Pennington Research Association Bylaws approved on July 26, 2001.* - Note:  Our Bylaws were amended on September 2012 but the new/amended ones have not yet been published.  They will be published as soon as they are completed.

Click here to read the PRA's original Articles of Association and Bylaws signed in 1984.*

Click here to read the PRA's Policies and Procedures adopted February, 2012.*

*Please note you will need Adobe Reader to open these files.  These files cannot be printed but can be copied to your computer.  Please note the PRA's copyright policy for use of this material.  Click here to read our Copyright Policy to learn how you can use this information.

The three words on the scroll of the Coats of Arms are "Vincit amor patriae"

"Vincit amor patriae" means "The love of my country prevails" or "Love of Country Conquers" which is the United States Army 28th Infantry Regiment's motto.   "Vincent amor patriae laudumque immensa cupido" means "The love of my country exceeds everything."

The following motto appears in English above the mountain cat of the original Baron Muncaster Crest.  "Firm, Vigilant, Active" -Virg. AEn. vi. 823 v. Muncaster b. Pennington

Pennington Research Association, Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) organization and donations are tax deductible.  Comments and suggestions are always welcome.  Copyright 2000 - 2014 Pennington Research Association, Inc. - All Rights Reserved 

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