Exploring and Expanding New Research Paths with DNA Testing
IMFA interest in genetic genealogy is getting rejuvenated by the availability of
new types of DNA testing, such as Autosomal, the emergence of new test vendors,
and the integration of test results into existing family history platforms, such
Among the IMFA members leading the charge are Mary Porter and Julie Crawford. Julie,
a long-time IMFA member has recently completed a serious course of study to expand
her knowledge of how to use DNA in genealogical research. See their article “Genetic
Genealogy/DNA Project Update: DNA Testing”, and respond to their poll, to help IMFA
participants expand their research connections through DNA testing.
To get started with DNA testing at a good price, go to ancestry.com for their St.
Patrick’s Day sale, and save $40 or more on DNA kits. Or hit the sale at Family
Tree DNA. Upgrade your Y-DNA results to y-111 for deeper insight into your male
For a survey of recent advances, Blaine Bettinger published his second edition of
The Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy, in 2019. This is a welcome
expansion of his 2016 edition, helping us keep up with a fast-moving field.
So, consider getting yourself or a relative tested and loading your results to one
of the popular platforms, like Ancestry. The more tests that are out there, the
better everyone’s chances of finding new connections!
Steve Mullinax US312
PDF files from UK GRO
Following successful piloting the General Records Office (GRO) is pleased to offer
PDF’s of historical birth and death records for England and Wales as part
of our established service. If you have Great Britain ancestry, this could be really
beneficial; also, quicker than snail mail. The extended Pilot covers PDF copies
of those historical digitised civil registration records held by GRO (i.e. birth
entries from 1837 - 1916 and death entries from 1837 - 1957). A GRO index reference
is required to be provided with the application. You can find the GRO index references
by logging on to the GRO online ordering service and accessing the GRO online indexes.
A PDF will cost £7.00 each.
> View GRO PDF Service Guide
Online Digital Edition
The February 2021 edition of the NEW MxWorld Digital Edition is available now.
Login (click Member Login at the top of this screen) and then
> View Now
Who Will Inherit Your Genealogy Research?
is being posted so you can designate who you would like to see inherit your genealogical
research. Example: You can leave your research to a family member, a society or
perhaps a study partner. Print out this will and place it with your family papers.
From time to time we all find ourselves facing an apparent brick wall in our research
efforts. We find pieces of the puzzle are missing and cannot be found. Sometimes
another pair of eyes or knowledge of a little known document resource can break
the barrier and open new connections. If you find yourself in that situation we
might be able to help.
Mx Military Records
As part of our Resources section of the MxWorld website we wish to further develop
the Military records. Brian Seddon AU019 contributed the information to kick-start
this project. We have a large number of records relating to Mx service personnel
in WWI and WWII. We have commenced putting some of these records on our website
but some of the remaining material requires minor editing or further research. This
is not an onerous or long-term commitment but may appeal to a member with a particular
interest in military history – we would be delighted to have someone take on this
If you can assist us with any of the above please email, Brian Seddon, on
Search Mx military records:
> Go there
Some Mullinax Roots
South Carolina to Texas
Otto B. Mullinax (1912-2000) was a founding member of the International Molyneux
Family Association (IMFA), formalized by its first newsletter in August of 1986
by founder and then editor Wesley L. Mullenneix (1919-1975).
Since the spring of 1998, it had been Otto’s wish that an updated edition
of this book, be co-authored by IMFA. Not resting on the research that led to its
publication in 1982, Otto continued to research, making hand-written notes of additions
and changes in the margins of his “master” copy. It was this master
copy he gifted to IMFA.
From this "master" copy IMFA created a fully searchable 2nd Edition PDF version,
incorporating Otto's changes plus additional commentary by IMFA researchers. IMFA
members / volunteers who have contributed to this project: Jim Molineux, Marie Mullenneix
Spearman, Steve Mullinax and Wayne Straight.
The complete book is available for download in our Resources/Bibliography.
> Download Now
Ancient Ancestors &
Learn more about DNA and genetic genealogy in our new DNA Bibliography, recommended
reading to further your understanding of DNA.
> DNA Bibliography
In addition to printed resources there are several YouTube videos by the authors,
such as the one below.