Pennington Research Association

Find-A-Grave

  • November 05, 2009 3:35 PM
    Message # 240596
    Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Have you ever checked out Find-A-Grave - There are 6,480 Pennington records recorded on there...who knows how many other family connections can be found.  If you have time, think about volunteering within your community and taking pictures for other folks.  I have taken several pictures, but have also requested several photos clear across the country and have gotten the photos which would have been impossible before!

    Carmen Johnson
    Group 7 & 32 Leader
    Board Member

  • November 06, 2009 6:55 PM
    Reply # 241146 on 240596
    Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Carmen Johnson wrote:

    Have you ever checked out Find-A-Grave - There are 6,480 Pennington records recorded on there...who knows how many other family connections can be found.  If you have time, think about volunteering within your community and taking pictures for other folks.  I have taken several pictures, but have also requested several photos clear across the country and have gotten the photos which would have been impossible before!

    Carmen Johnson
    Group 7 & 32 Leader
    Board Member


    Great suggestion!  The Marin County Genealogical Society (www.maringensoc.org) goes out 3 times a year and visits cemeteries in Marin County.  One team records the name/s and information on the tombstones and another team takes a picture and another team uses a gps device to record the exact location.  Those records and pictures are uploaded to a Bay Area website that shares this information on the web.

     A wonderful example of how voluneeters can help your research is when a volunteer in Tennessee had pictures of tombstones and monuments in a special Memorial Cemetery which happen to contain my gr-gr-grandfather that I'd been searching for years.  I could never find where he was burried.  Not only did I learn where he was burried but I now had pictures of his gravesite and the monument and plaque with his name engraved on it along with some 400 other Confederate soldiers who were buried in a mass grave after a battle near the location.

  • April 13, 2011 4:34 PM
    Reply # 570221 on 240596
    Anonymous member (Administrator)
    This is a great site for finding and for helping.  I have requested that people take pictures for me and have also received the obit from a newspaper or source I would not have had access to.

    Volunteer to take pictures; you will reap many rewards for doing this small favor for someone half way across the country or the world.
    Marye E. Steckley
    PRA Family Group 30 Leader

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."

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