IMFA for 2022 and Beyond
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
Positions Urgently Needing Volunteers
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
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.
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
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.
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
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:
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 &
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