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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!

President's Message

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 as Ancestry.com.

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 line.

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!

Cheers
Steve Mullinax US312
President
president@mx-world.org

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 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?

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.

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

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

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.