Y-DNA Surname Project
Our project's DNA testing partner, Family Tree DNA has just informed us that their
Annual Holiday Sale starts today! Now until December 31st, they are offering discounted
prices on their most popular tests including UPGRADES. See prices below.
> Visit FTDNA website
> View More about our Y-DNA Surname Project
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.
> View More from GRO
"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
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
If you can assist us with any of the above please email, Brian Seddon, on
Search Mx military records:
> Go there
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
Names of living individuals, or individuals with a birth date after 1911 and no
death date, are automatically hidden on the website.
An Mx Whodunit! (or is it?)
Written by US332 Wayne Straight and US033 Marilyn Mullinix Blanck. First
appeared in MxWorld, Volume 25, Number
1, pages 9-13, August 2010.
Imagine if you will, a farm in rural Minnesota, near the town of Lakeville--about
5 miles west of Farmington, and 25 miles south of Minneapolis. Its 3 A.M., still
quite dark, 3 July 1891. All's quiet in the farmhouse. Farmer John Johnson, his
wife and their teen-aged son are all three long asleep, as befits a farming family,
if a bit restless from the residual heat of the previous day. Out in the barn, however,
things are not so quiet. Two shadowy figures on horseback are quietly leading the
Johnsons' brace of fine bay horses away, when one of the horses startles and whinnies
> View Story
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.
> View Story
Film on Tom Molineaux
Irish documentary film maker, Des Kilbane just completed a film on Tom Molineaux,
the Virginia slave who boxed his way to freedom. He fought for the unofficial World
championship against English legend Tom Cribb in 1810. He is now buried in a pauper's
grave in Galway on the West Coast of Ireland.
Here’s a link to the film, Crossing the Black Atlantic. It is in the Irish language
with English sub titles:
> View Crossing the Atlantic
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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
> Go to story
SA002 Terry & Beverley Molyneux of South Africa send best Christmas
Greetings to IMFA members and their families. "Have a wonderful Christmas and a fun filled 2018."
It is that time of the year again when Halloween has gone and Yuletide is looming.
The weather here in Britain isn’t too bad at the moment so I am thankful for that,
but I have my winter logs at the ready.
This August just gone, we had a week away down the south of England where we paid
a visit to Highclere Castle, Hampshire, currently in the hands of the 8th Earl,
George Reginald Oliver Molyneux Herbert and Fiona Lady Carnarvon. The most famous
of the Carnarvons being George Edward Stanhope Molyneux Herbert, 5th Earl of Carnarvon,
of the Tutankhamum tomb find by Howard Carter in 1922, which was funded by Lord
Highclere itself has a long and varied history, the area has been inhabited since
prehistoric times and there is evidence of this both in Highclere and nearby Seven
Barrows. The first written records of the boundaries of the estate were set out
by an Anglo Saxon king in AD749, King Cuthred of Wessex, who granted an estate here
to the Bishops of Winchester. They continued to own it for some 800 years.
Highclere Castle, was for the most, an old brick and freestone built mansion, the
transformation and how it looks today did not come about until 1838 and was started
by Henry John George Herbert 3rd Earl of Carrnarvon (1800-1849). It is in the Jacobean
style by the Architect Charles Barry with a park designed by Capability Brown. However,
Charles Barry died in 1860 and the house was far from completion. The house was
finally completed in 1878 by the 4th Earl of Carnarvon.
Photo: Highclere Castle
I don’t have any interior photos as the Castle is still owned and used by the family
and their privacy has to be respected. This is just a little tale involving the
Molyneux family from my summer holidays. I hope to bring you more next time. I am
sure readers will recall that Highclere was the setting for the TV Programme ‘Downton
Please keep sending in your Molyneux family stories and family trees.
As I mentioned earlier, Yuletide is not far away and our next MxWorld will be in
the New Year. So, I would just like to say Happy Yuletide and a prosperious new
year to one and all. See you next year.
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.
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.