Time to Renew Your Membership
August has traditionally been the time to renew your annual membership. Membership
dues are no longer collected by our Family Representatives in each country. All
dues payments for both new and renewal memberships are entered on this website with
secure payments on PayPal using major credit cards.
If you joined IMFA after September 2020 then your membership will expire 1 year
after your join date. You will receive an email reminder when your membership should
Membership Dues are $10 U.S. (or the equivalent in your country’s currency) per
year. Secure online payments are processed by PayPal using major credit cards including
American Express, Discover, Mastercard, PayPal and Visa. Donations, in excess of
dues, are always welcome and can be included with your original or renewal membership.
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Find out how you can join the International Molyneux Family Association.
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
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 US Family Representative
US518 Jenifer Molineux stepped up to fill the vacancy left by the retirement of
US101 Marie Mullenneix Spearman. We express our sincere thanks to Marie for over
30 years of dedication to IMFA.
US518 Jen and husband
Upon retirement several years ago Jen, Larry, their daughter, four grandchildren
and two great-grandchildren joined the exodus from California to Texas. Another
grandchild and two great-grandchildren remained in California.
Their Mx line originates with James Molineux in Claverley, near Wolverhampton in England's midlands.
Jen is also researching her Telish (Walter Telish aka: Wladomir Teliszewski b. 1899
in Podkamien, Austria) and Summerford (Charles Summerford b. 1836 in Mississippi)
lines. More about her research in an upcoming edition of MxWorld.
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.
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.
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.
New For Your Bookshelf
The Spirit of a Revolution
Boston: Liberty's Cradle
"Between 1768 and 1774, Molineux was behind only Samuel Adams in importance as a
Boston organizer." ‒J. L. Bell, Boston historian
In the years leading up to the Revolutionary War, the American colonies are teetering
on the brink of disaster. With the threat of unbridled control by the British Parliament,
Boston patriots seek to overturn their Motherland's tyrannical practices.
William Molineux, a rabble-rouser and little-known figure in American history, resists
Britain's oppressive ways so colonists can live in the land of the free and be masters
of their own destiny. The struggle for freedom in prerevolutionary Boston-by real
people with hopes, dreams, and families-is eerily similar to what Americans face
in the opening decades of the twenty-first century.
Learn more at cammolineux.com
Available in paperback in many online stores, including Amazon.
The Family Tree Guide to DNA Testing and Genetic Genealogy
Author: Blaine T. Bettinger
Publisher: Family Tree Books, 2019
Unlock the family secrets in your DNA!
Discover the answers to your family history mysteries using the most cutting edge
tool available. This plain-English guide (newly updated and expanded to include
th latest DNA developments) will teach you what DNA tests are available; the pros
and cons of the major testing companies; and how to choose the right test to answer
your specific genealogy questions. And once you've taken a DNA test, this guide
will help you use your often-overwhelming results, with tips for understanding ethnicity
estimates, navigating suggested cousin matches, and using third-party tools like
GEDmatch to further analyze your data.
> DNA Bibliography
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.