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The International Molyneux Family Association is a forum for the exchange of genealogy and family history for people interested in the Molyneux surname (and its many variants). Our publications and online forums include our periodic newsletter, this website, our DNA project, and our Facebook pages. IMFA relies on members to provide content for these media. We welcome your participation!

IMFA for 2022 and Beyond

IMFA was founded in 1986. While it seems like just yesterday, it has been 35 years of growth due to the outstanding efforts of volunteer Mx researchers. It is now time for the next generation to step forward and grow IMFA into the future. Your participation is vital to the continued progress of IMFA.

Ageing and declining health have forced the retirement of several Family Representatives (UK, Australia, US & Canada), our MX World Editor and soon our webmaster. Most of these volunteer positions were filled by the same members year after year with no backups. We will spend the coming year recruiting new volunteers from our membership for these positions. Ideally two volunteers for each position to share the responsibilities and assure continuity.

Times have changed. In 1986 there was no graphical internet, no desktop publishing, no email, no searchable online record repositories. Printed newsletters, library research and scrolling through reels of microfilmed records were our tools of the trade. But technology has dramatically changed our methods. And IMFA will continue to transition and take advantage of new tools.

We will be implementing changes that take advantage of technology to ease the volunteer's task. For example, membership, renewals and dues payments will be automated on the website, sparing the Family Represetative with this accounting chore.

During this transition period we will temporarily suspend the quarterly MxWorld newsletter. Once we have filled our vacant positions with new volunteers we will resume publication.

Positions Urgently Needing Volunteers

Family Representative

The Family Representative is the local contact who can interact with members or potential members, assist members in how to access IMFA resources such as connecting with an Mx Research volunteer or who to contact to join our DNA project. The Family Representative also forwards member information to our Editor for publication in MxWorld.


Our Editor selects the information for the quarterly MxWorld newsletter from information received directly from members, forwarded for publication by our Family Representatives, sourced from the Editor's personal archives or prior IMFA publications. Content is compiled into either word processing files (i.e. Microsoft Word, Google Docs, etc.) or as a PDF.

Web Content Creator

Receives digital files from our Editor and formats for web presentation. This requires some knowledge of HTML and CSS. We use Zurb Foundation 5 as a framework to display documents appropriate to the viewing device (computer screen, tablet, phone). If you are familiar with HTML & CSS you will easily understand Zurb Foundation.

Website Programming & Technical Support

Our website is hosted with a commercial provider. The site was created using Microsoft ASP and Microsoft SQL Server. We currently use Microsoft Visual Studio as our code editor. The site can be maintained as is with only periodic content updates, or this position can recreate the site on a platform and a language that they deem better for IMFA in the future.

New MxWorld
Online Digital Edition

The May 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

Not a Member?

Find out how you can join the International Molyneux Family Association.

Membership Info

Who Will Inherit Your Genealogy Research?

This Genealogy Will 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.

Research Assistance

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. Request help.

Some Mullinax Roots
South Carolina to Texas
2nd Edition

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

Make a Donation to Our DNA Project

If you would like to make a contribution to our Surname Project General Fund, click on the button below:

Donate Now

When you click the button above, you will be directed to a secure page on the Family Tree DNA site where you can make a contribution to our Molyneaux Surname Group Project using PayPal, VISA, MASTERCARD, AMERICAN EXPRESS and DISCOVER.

Ancient Ancestors &
DNA Bibliography

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.

"The Mighty Mux"

USS Mullinnix (DD-944) was a Forrest Sherman-class destroyer of the United States Navy. She was named for Admiral Henry Maston Mullinnix USN (4 Jul 1892 - 24 Nov 1943), who was killed in action during World War II, when the aircraft carrier USS Liscome Bay was torpedoed by the Japanese submarine I-175 and sank southwest of Butaritari Island on 24 November 1943.

> More about USS Mullinnix (DD-944)

> More about Adm. Henry Maston Mullinnix