Pennington Research Association


This is the website for the Pennington Research Association (PRA). 

Important Notice

We NO LONGER accept member applications as of January 1, 2021!

The Pennington Research Association, Inc. (PRA) Board of Directors have reluctantly decided to dissolve the Pennington Research Association, Inc.  We started this discussion in 2020 and hope to complete all actions no later than March 1, 2022.

While the PRA is dissolving, it won't be until March 1, 2022, so you have plenty of time between now and then to enjoy the many benefits of being a PRA Member!  During this period of time, the PRA will provide full services to our active members.

This includes the following:

  • Access to all of our members-only content in the members-only section of our website AND our thousands of digital files in our digital Archives/Library.
  • Plus, all active members as of 1/1/2021 all membership dues will be suspended.  This means you will NOT be asked to pay dues for 2021 so your dues payment now will be good all the way through our process up until March 2022.
  • Plus, access to the PRA's MyHeritage website for the rest of the process.
  • Plus, we are working with the National Genealogical Society (NGS) to ensure all our digital material is preserved and continue access to the PRA's MyHeritage website is available after we dissolve.
  • Plus, we are working with NGS to provide a full year of FREE membership in the NGS if they are an active member as of 1/1/2021.

Gene Pennington, Chairman of the Board and Research Director.


We will continue to accept any donations to help us keep our Library/Archives open at Earlham College. 

Please visit our Donation page.  You can donate to our Research Fund, our Library and Archives Fund and to our DNA Fund or all three funds.  We need your continued support to keep these important programs working and available. 


For your convenience we accept credit/debit cards for membership dues, donations and publications.


A Message from the President

We're glad you found us and welcome to a site that we think is quite comprehensive. Many volunteers contribute to this site. They have varying backgrounds in genealogy but all are interested in the Penningtons and their attendant families.  We all try to be as accurate as possible with the information cited here.

Communication is the heart of genealogy and here is a place this can happen.  Try all the parts of this Pennington site.  Take what you can and what applies to you and we hope you will have something to share with us. We invite you to become a member.

Please note that emails, address and phone numbers are here and our volunteers will help as they can within the limits of their time and resources. Our dedicated webmaster updates frequently.  Maybe we can point you in a new direction for your research.

Again welcome and come back often.

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November 13, 2021 10:00 AM • Online

We Will Never Forget!

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September 11, 2001

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 - 2021 Pennington Research Association, Inc. - All Rights Reserved 

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