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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 28-page quarterly newsletter, this website, our DNA project, and our Facebook pages. IMFA relies on members to provide content for these media. We welcome your participation!

President's Message

Greetings, Molyneux, Mullinax, and all you of the assorted spellings of our name(s)! Students and scholars of our varied family genealogy, history and tales: IMFA salutes you!

Of course, you have collected your own piece of the family tree, and perhaps carefully documented the details of births, deaths, marriages, inheritance and such. Most likely (as in my own case) you have hit the proverbial “brick wall”, where the trail of evidence peters out, and you can’t reliably trace back further.

Whether or not you can connect your family to their Old World roots, you may find it fascinating to learn about the early Molineux, who came with William the Conqueror to England in 1066, and their later progeny, prominent in Lancashire.

IMFA has free links on our web site to early family histories. Starting with this issue of Mx-World, we are including chapter-length excerpts of Memoir of the Molineux Family, 1882, by Gisborne Molineux, F.R.C.I. The first chapter, “The House of Sefton” is in this issue. The Goodreads web site says “This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it.”

Succeeding issues of MxWorld will include more chapters of the book. When that sequence is complete, we will move on to other early works of Mx genealogy and history.

Have a look at this intriguing excerpt, and get better versed in the history of the Mx families! Let us know how you like this ongoing sequence.

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

New MxWorld
Online Digital Edition

The November 2020 edition of the NEW MxWorld Digital Edition is available now.

Login (click Member Login at the top of this screen) and then > View Now

Retirement Message From The Editor
– Betty Molyneux Brown

It is with a heavy heart that I am retiring from being Editor of MxWorld. I became Editor in 1995, 25 years ago, following the death of our founder Wesley Luther Jacob Mullenneix in January of that year. Before that I was editor of the MxUK part of the magazine for 5 years. I have received a lot of support with stories from members throughout these years, and have seen members come and go during this time. My husband Gordon has supported me all these years and we have had the pleasure of meeting up with many members from at home and overseas.

The International Molyneux Family Association is now looking for a new editor, and we are looking for a Volunteer to take on this satisfying job. The new Editorship would take place in August 2020 when it would be another year commencing with Volume 35. Interested Volunteers please contact our President Steve Mullinax (president@mx-world.org) Please consider taking on this job as Editor in the Molyneux cause.

I shall continue to be UK Rep, and distribute the relevant copies of MxWorld when they have been edited. UK members can still send their input and subs to me.

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.

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.

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