Sunday, November 30, 2014

PRA Board of Directors Election Report

PRA Members:

The ballots have been totaled and verified and the following report has been filed. Three candidates for the Board of Directors have been filled for a three year term of office beginning January 1, 2015.

Total votes cast 30

Betsy VanAuker 30

Darrell Pennington 30

Gerald Pennington 30

Total Write-in Votes 0

We wish to thank each one of you who cast your vote this term, and for supporting the board with your suggestions and volunteerism. We have a great LEADERSHIP TEAM!

Sending best wishes to each family for a Blessed Christmas Season.

Nell Truitt

Election Committee Chairman

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Big News! PRA Digital Archives Now Available!

The PRA Digital Archives is now available!  This new resource will be a great help with your Pennington family research.  This great resource is available to current PRA Members only.

To access the PRA Digital Archives, you must first login to our primary website at and then go to:

Thanks to the hard work of our Archivist, Melinda G. Pennington, the new PRA Digital Archives contains thousands of files and photos that were moved from the PRA’s Members-only website hosted by which was officially on September 31, 2014.  In addition, hundreds of other files and photos were added from the PRA’s own collection.

You can search all of the files and photos because many of them have been “tagged”.  There is still much cleaning up and tagging to be done on documents and photos and that will all be done in the coming months. 

Two quick hints:

  1. When searching for county and states.  Here is an example of a search phrase to use when searching for Barren Co., KY records:  Use BarrenCoKY. 
  2. When searching for names some files can be searched.  For example, if you want to search for Sarah Pennington, use PenningtonSarah or SarahPennington depending on how the files were saved in their original format.

This database of documents and photos will be instrumental when adding source information to your research.  You can download the file/image as well as cite the source and then add it to your genealogy website or software or to the PRA’s MyHeritage Family Tree.

Please contact Melinda G. Pennington, PRA Archivist, if you find any duplicates in this collection and she will delete them.  Or if you have any digital material you would like to add to the PRA’s Digital Archives, please contact Melinda G. Pennington.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

What's New in RootsMagic 7

RootsMagic releases RootsMagic 7, includes FamilySearch and now MyHeritage matching.

What's New in RootsMagic 7:

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

DNA Matching Just Got Better

Interesting announcement from AncestryDNA regarding some major improvements with their DNA testing.

DNA Matching Just Got Better:

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