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The August 2022 edition of MxWorld will be available here on Friday, August 6, 2022.
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.
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.
The book features:
- Colorful diagrams and expert definitions that explain key DNA terms and concepts
such as haplogroups and DNA inheritance patterns
- Detailed guides to each of the major kinds of DNA tests and tips for selecting the
DNA test that can best help you solve your family mysteries, with case studies showing
how each can be useful
- Information about third-party tools you can use to more thoroughly analyze your
test results once you've received them
- Test comparison guides and research forms to help you select the most appropriate
DNA test and organize your results
- Insights into how adoptees and others who know little about their ancestry can benefit
from DNA testing
Whether you've just heard of DNA testing or you've tested at all three major companies,
this guide will give you the tools you need to unpuzzle your DNA and discover what
it can tell you about your family tree.
UK003 Betty Molyneux Brown
It is with great sadness that we announce that UK003 Betty Molyneux Brown passed
away on the morning of 3 May 2022. Betty was a member of the International Molyneux
Family Association (IMFA) since its inception in 1986. She served as the first president
of IMFA and held that post until 1995 when she transitioned to the role as editor
of MxWorld, the IMFA quarterly newsletter. Betty was also the IMFA United Kingdom
We ask that you keep Betty’s husband Gordon Brown and family in your thoughts and
prayers. If you have any remembrances of Betty that you would like to share, please
submit them to email@example.com and
we will publish them in the August 2022 edition of MxWolrd.
Request to Members of Spartanburg Line
The DNA Team at IMFA has been actively pursuing traditional genealogical research
to supplement our genetic genealogical research. One line of descent being researched
is the colonial South Carolina family of Emanuel Mullinax b 1735 and his presumed
son, Absolum, b 1771. The next two generations had some people who stayed in South
Carolina while some headed west to North Georgia to search for gold. Others dispersed
If you think you descend from these gentlemen, a few things will help in our research:
- Mx Pedigrees placed on the IMFA website
- Access to your “match list” from Ancestry.com if you have taken their DNA test
- Mx men willing to take the Y-DNA test from FTDNA or to upgrade their current kit
- GEDMATCH Kit numbers
- From anyone familiar with chromosome browsers, we’d like to know if any members
share segments on chromosome 12 with other Mx descendants, along with copies of
their Mx trees
- People to join the FTDNA Molyneux Family Surname Project and upload their existing
DNA data to Family Finder, or to order a Family Finder Test. The tests are on sale
through Valentine’s Day!
- Any records or family traditions regarding searching for gold in North Georgia
Of course, the above items would be welcomed from people who don’t descend from
Emanuel and Absolum as well!
Please email us at DNA@mx-world.org if you
US409 Julie Mullinax Crawford
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.
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 November 2020 then your membership will expire 1 year after
your join date. You will receive an email reminder when your membership should be
For US members who are not comfortable using their credit card on the PayPal secure
site then you can mail a check to IMFA, 10846 Skislope Way, Truckee, CA 96161 USA
Membership Dues are $10 U.S. (or the equivalent in your country’s currency, approximately:
Australia AU$ 13.45, Canada CA$12.53, Euro €8.42, New Zealand $13.99, United
Kingdom £7.2) 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.
Not a Member Yet?
Find out how you can join the International Molyneux Family Association.
Sailing Master of Endeavour
Robert Molineux (1746-1771)
The above video recommended to our membership by US294 George Mollineaux. Additional
information about Robert Molineux and Molineux Harbor in our Resources section Robert Molineux -
Master of Her Majesty's Bark Endeavour by Dr. Mike Inskip
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.
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.