Home Influenced by Family History, Culture, and Environment My background is a collection of different cultures which has had a great influence in the type of person that I am today; a Jewish American-Peruvian. I was born in Peru and educated at a Jewish day school. My ability to communicate in English, Spanish, and Hebrew, allows me to integrate myself into three very diverse ethnic groups. The qualities and values that I have received over the years have helped me realize how important it is to be able to treat all people with the respect that they deserve, without letting prejudices get in the way of my behaviors.
For example, I bet you didn't know that I am my own 8th cousin! Before approximately four years ago, neither did I.
These days I know an awful lot about my family history. In fact, I know more than I could have ever imagined. I can currently trace my family back nine generations count 'em, nine!
I can probably tell you their name, family members, date of birth, date of death, and their relation to me. The way this all started was back injust four years ago, when something clicked in my father's head and he decided he wanted to learn more about our family background and the genealogy of the Penny family.
When he began his journey, he acquired a great deal of drive and determination.
Nothing could stop him and he would let nothing get in his way of finding out as much as possible about the family history.
He began - where else - on the Internet. Lucky for him, Newfoundland the part of Canada that, for the most part, we are fromkeeps excellent genealogical records and has some of the oldest parish records in North America!
Within the past four years, he's been continuously filling in little pieces of the family history, but amazingly it only took him approximately a year to trace all the way back to William Penny who was born in Speaking of William Penny, let's start my family history with him.
William Penny is my great-great-great-great-great-great-grandfather. He settled there to fish because at the time fishing was a big industry in Newfoundland.
William Penny was one of twelve jurors in the trial of Mary Power and Robert Fling, who were accused of the murder of Maurice Power, Mary's husband, in They were accused of strangling Maurice, Mary's husband, in his sleep.
As it turned out they were guilty and Robert Fling was sent back to Ireland, while Mary Power was sentenced to be hanged; however this is where it got interesting.
Fortunately, they allowed her to give birth after four more months and then they still hanged her! As we move on down my family tree, the next significant person would have to be Alexander Penny, who was born in In fact, this church is of immense relevance today because of what has become of it.
Just recently, there is a group of people who are trying to save the church and turn it into an Arts Association. If this does not occur, the church that my great-great-great-grandfather built years ago will be destroyed.
The bigger plan is to turn the town of English Harbour into an artist community and have the church as a giant studio.Family History Project By: Brandon Penny College Now Course - BSS 1.
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