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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!

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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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

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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 W's cutlass?

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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.

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.

President's Message

Hi everyone,

We are into the August issue which is the first of Volume XXXII of MxWorld. This year seems to be flying by, especially the summer, it always goes too fast for me.

In this issue we will be saying goodbye to Margaret Molyneux Hemming as our Australian and New Zealand’s representative. Margaret has served as Rep for 15 + years and all at MxWorld will be sad and miss Margaret’s dedicated input, but it is right, that family needs come first. Jim her husband has been very poorly and her dedication to his welfare is paramount. We hope that someone out there can volunteer to step into Margaret’s shoes.

It is also sad to see Croxteth Hall suffering and failing at the moment, home of the Molyneux family, Earls of Sefton. In 1972, the 7th and last Earl of Sefton, Hugh William Osbert Molyneux (1898-1972) died without having any children, so the estate was eventually passed on to the Liverpool CounciI to be enjoyed by the people of Liverpool. I think they have run the estate as well as they could up until now, but apparently the estate is now running at an annual loss and cannot carry on in that way. I do fear for its future, so many of these old buildings get sold off privately and end up as hotels or a spa etc. Not a fitting end but it would be even sadder to see Croxteth Hall deteriorate. Ideally personally, I would like to see the National Trust or someone of the same ilk to step up and rescue it, will they! Who knows? (see p.4.)

I am sorry if this message is short and sweet, but I am just getting ready for a week’s holiday as I have had to cancel it once due to the car! Who would have them? We are off to Devizes where I believe the museum have pair of Molyneux Globes, also close to Dorset where my Molyneux DNA seems to be the strongest.

I hope everyone is well and keen to keep up the Molyneux family research.

Antony Molyneux Steele UK188
President
president@mx-world.org

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.