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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!

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

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.

PDF files from GRO (General Register Office)

The GRO has a PDF pilot program for at least the next three months. 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 £6.00 each.

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"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.

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> More about Adm. Henry Maston Mullinnix

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 role.

If you can assist us with any of the above please email, Brian Seddon, on military@mx-world.org

Search Mx military records: > Go there

New MxWorld Online

The August 2018 edition of MxWorld is available now on our website.

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Mx Pedigrees

Member MxPedigrees began appearing on the website several years ago as part of the DNA Surname Project. We are in the process of expanding the pedigrees to include information submitted by past and present members for publication in MxWorld.

When the project is completed you will be able to upload a GEDCOM file of your Mx ancestry where it will become part of a searchable all-name database of member GEDCOMs. Until then, you can add or update your information on this website at Add/Edit Pedigree Information.

This information can be accessed by our members using the new Pedigree Search. Names of living individuals, or individuals with a birth date after 1911 and no death date, are automatically hidden on the website.

MxWorld Revisited

Joe Mulliner: Man, Loyalist, Rake, Bandit, Folk Hero & Ghost. Written by US332 Wayne Straight, edited by US312 Steve Mullinax & US339 Wendy Arnim. First appeared in MxWorld, Volume 26, Number 3, pages 5-9, February 2012.

While trying to verify or refute a Branford Mx genesis for several Mx lineages in New York state and beyond, I ran across the following Find-a-Grave entry for one Joe Mulliner, a bigger-than-life character who ran a band of brigands called The Refugees out of a stronghold in the New Jersey (NJ) Pine Barrens. I already knew that Thomas Mx3, a grandson of Thomas Mx of Branford had migrated to NJ ca 1683, so I was on the lookout for any of his descendants. The fact that Joe spelled his name the same way as Thomas had sparked my interest and I’d promised myself to eventually investigate him for any connection to Thomas Mx3.

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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.

What became of William W's Cutlass?

In the 1750s, the colonies of Maryland and Delaware had some border disputes. One such area was known as "Cedar Creek Hundred" and there dwelt William W Mullinax, his Coverdale in-laws and some neighbors. Tax collector Outten finds the home of William W. Mullinax, and places him under arrest. William W. breaks free, and in the scuffle Outten gains possession of William W's cutlass. But what became of William W's cutlass?

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President's Message

Greetings, Mx’s world-wide! I am happy to take on the role of IMFA President for the next couple of years. By way of introduction, I am Steve Mullinax, b 5 March 1947, Austin, Texas. I was raised mostly in Houston, TX, with college at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and University of Texas (UT), Austin. I have lived in Portland, Oregon since 1979 with my wife, Bonnie and our son Michael. I am descended from the "Delaware Line" of Mullinax’s. My earliest known Mx ancestor was William Mullinax who died in Delaware in 1762. My later ancestors migrated from Delaware through Tennessee to Texas between the 19th and 20th centuries. (For the full details of my pedigree see the IMFA website).

Have you entered your ancestor’s military experience in the Mx Military Records database? At the prompting of Marie Spearman, I just entered data from my dad’s service record. Boy, was it easy! I found his discharge, a single sheet, then entered the key information at the Mx Military Service page. The whole thing took no more than a few minutes! What are you waiting for?

His story, briefly: Staff Sergeant Wilbur Turney Mullinax served in the U.S.Army Air Corps from 19 March 1941 until his honorable discharge on 30 December 1945. His specialty was "Medical NCO 673" I believe that he spent most of his service working as a clerk-typist. The discharge cities Central Burma campaign service. My understanding from personal discussion was that he was stationed in India. He had souvenirs from India in his possession later in life. Among his adventures, he sailed around the world, courtesy of the U.S. Army!

Following the war, Turney took advantage of the GI Bill to attend UT, Austin, where he earned a degree in Civil Engineering. He went on to a career in engineering, specializing in structures. Thus, Turney’s military experience served as a springboard to his lifelong profession of engineering. He and his wife Gloria, settled in Houston, Texas about 1952, where they raised me and my four sisters. Turney’s graduation from UT is echoed in my generation: both I and my sister Joan are also proud UT grads!

It is interesting to discover how your ancestor’s military career may have influenced his/her later career and the lives of their family. Why not enter your ancestor’s military records now in the Mx Military Records Database?

I look forward to serving as IMFA President. I would love to hear from you on how we can continue to make IMFA more interesting and useful to you. Email me at stevemullinax57@gmail.com or mail Steve Mullinax, 4648 SW 39th Dr., Portland, OR97221.

Steve Mullinax US312

Past President's Message

Hello everyone, we are into the August MxWorld already, this is my last message as President. It is two years since I took over and it has flown by. I am handing over to Steve Mullinax, our DNA Officer, we welcome you Steve.

"I have recently started volunteering on my old steam tug The Danny – the’ Daniel Adamson.’ She is an old coal fired steam tug tender built in 1903 and is a beautiful ship and the last remaining steam tug tender in the country. I used to work on the Manchester Ship Canal traffic tugs in the 1980’s and we looked after The Danny where she did VIP trips in the summer months attracting customers for the Ship Canal Company. As a parting gift I will leave you some information and a website address where you can read about it. The Danny