Back from the NGS Conference, Y’all!

We’re one week gone from the NGS Conference in Raleigh, North Carolina and I think I’m almost recovered from eating all that amazing food. Almost. Our first conference outside of Utah left us thinking, “Why don’t we get out of Utah more often?” It was a breath of fresh air to meet new people, hear about what…

Stealing Peonies

To Annie Virginia Chamberlain My grandma’s home in Poplar Grove (a neighborhood in Salt Lake City, Utah) was an oasis of certainty in an uncertain place. Her double lot on the corner of Navajo and Wasatch had been in the family for two generations, but it was just hers now. Inside, it was an evolving…

Make your next family reunion a “Record Rescue”

Have you planned your family reunion yet? If you’ve ever attended a reunion, you know how much work goes into publicity, venues, games, t-shirts, and of course, food. In all this planning, it’s easy to lose sight of one key event you should implement at your next reunion: a “Record Rescue”. A Kindex Record Rescue…

A Sampson Family Record Rescue

One family organization—the Sampsons of Delta, Utah—embraced the idea of record gathering and digitization. When reunion organizer Tonna Bounds first approached friend and Kindex owner Kimball Clark, she had a great vision of uniting her family records, but was concerned about the following obstacles: How to encourage family members throughout the country to attend the…

Find What is Lost: Introducing found.kindex.org

A few weeks ago I was browsing in an antique shop when a stack of old photos caught my eye. As I examined these portraits and family poses one by one, I discovered names written on the back:  David A. Page. Teddy O. Keefer. Ester Olson. How did they get lost? As a self-proclaimed hoarder of my own…

Indexing on the Kindex Lost & Found Archive

Thanks for being amazing and  indexing on found.kindex.org! See the instructions below for indexing records on the Kindex Lost & Found Archive. For a general overview and instructions, see links below. General Indexing Guidelines Software Overview FAQ Getting Started on Kindex Getting Started on Lost & Found SIGN UP If you haven’t already, sign up for…

What’s New on Kindex.org

Updated 03.27.2017 March Software Updates: Upgrade to a Collaborative Archive to transform your archive into a destination where friends or family can help gather, index, and search—or simply enjoy reading family records. Invite unlimited people at no cost to them. Set your Collaborative Archives to public or private. Access your archive via your custom subdomain….

Announcing the Release of Collaborative & Public Archives

Announcing the release the Kindex Collaborative Upgrade, the best way to bring family and friends together on a single, online archive. Upgrade to Collaborative and transform your archive into a destination where friends or family can help gather, index, and search—or simply enjoy reading family records. Also released today is the option to create a Public…

“Male-Help-Only”: Breaking the Glass Ceiling in 1929

As we celebrate Women’s History Month, we are sharing the stories of women who are examples of strength and courage.  It was December 1929, just a few weeks after the stock market crash, and many families were feeling the pinch. As a teenager growing up in the 1920’s Dorothy Smith developed an interest in art, and enjoyed…

Kindex Wins People’s Choice Award at 2017 RootsTech Innovator Showdown

What started with a discovery of grandma’s old letters ended with a $25,000 prize for the People’s Choice winners at the 2017 RootsTech Innovators Showdown. For cousins Kimball Clark and Cathy Gilmore, the award represents a heartfelt validation that Kindex®—web software that enables families to archive and index their family records together—is needed by families…

Upside Down & Inside Out: Using Family Records in Genealogy

Over the past couple of years we’ve observed the increasingly prominent role stories have played in helping people engage with family history. During 2016, Steve Rockwood, president and CEO of FamilySearch International, revealed how FamilySearch is changing the way they engage people in family history. Starting with stories—rather than names, dates, and charts—turns the traditional family tree model upside…