BYU Conference Exclusive: Two Fantastic Giveaways!

Win a Free Record Rescue Do you have piles of family records and need a little help getting them digitized and in a fully searchable archive? Be sure to visit our booth at the BYU Conference on Genealogy and Family History and learn how Kindex Archival Services can help you get moving. Sign up for…

Family letters: Opening the door to our ancestor’s lives

If a photo is a window into a family’s life, then a letter is the door. This 1904 portrait of the Emma Woolley and Charles Rich Clark family is beautiful, but offers few clues about the challenges, personalities and relationships between these family members. Today, we transcribed a letter written by Emma Woolley to her…

Archive your Life: 10 Ideas for your Kindex Archive

You don’t need to have a stack of old family records to need a Kindex archive. Just today I was staring at a pile of my daughter’s artwork from school and thought, “I’m archiving this on Kindex!” 1. Gather We started with a set of pictures my daughter drew for a book. First, we created…

Turn Hearts this Father’s Day

Get face-to-face with your family’s history Kindex—the RootsTech 2017 Innovator Showdown People’s Choice Award Winner—is excited to announce an amazing deal to celebrate Father’s Day. Get face-to-face with your family’s history and discover the heart-changing power of a Kindex Archive for only $99! Invite your children to transcribe your grandfather’s journal. Read your grandmother’s letters…

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…

Half Price Archives This Week Only!

Make Your Dream of a Family Archive a Reality Kindex—the RootsTech 2017 Innovator Showdown People’s Choice Award Winners—is excited to announce an amazing deal to celebrate our first appearance at the National Genealogical Society 2017 Family History Conference in Raleigh, North Carolina. From May 8–14 only, a one-year subscription to an Unlimited + Collaborative Archive is…

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…

Announcing new batch & collections features for your Kindex archive

Kindex is excited to announce the release of two major software updates that enable Kindex users to customize and grow their archives in powerful new ways. 1. Add & Organize Records into Collections Archive owners can now create Collections within their archives to organize their records. With collections, you can organize your records any way you wish. For…

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…