Turning the family tree inside out: using family records in genealogy

Over the past few 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...

Of Sleds, Slingshots, and Bicycles: the Memories of Christmas Past

A short time ago, my father and I reflected on some childhood memories, and how certain smells or songs could trigger powerful remembrances that would otherwise remain buried. “Memories,” he said quietly, “are all I have.” As the primary caregiver to our mother, he is...

If You Scan It, They Will Come

Like the cars that stretch for miles in the closing scene of the movie Field of Dreams, the records find a way to my door.

Hoarder to Order Part III: Prepare to Rescue

Kindex Co-founder Cathy Gilmore presented "Hoarder to Order: a Step-by-Step Family Record Rescue" at RootsTech 2018. This presentation examines why records are at risk, discusses obstacles to family record preservation, and gives a step-by-step overview of how...

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What’s in Your Closet?

I can’t remember what I was looking for, but something on the top shelf caught my eye. It was a red and black Nike shoebox, with “letters” written in black marker on the outside. “These are mother’s,” my mom said. “I got them after she died.” I opened the box, and we sat on the bed, opening letters. Unfolding their delicate pages, I was mesmerized by the handwriting, the words, and the photos that sometimes fell out as we opened them. These were my grandparent’s love letters. I couldn’t put them down.

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The Flexible Flyer

The Flexible Flyer

by Leon Chamberlain One of my fondest memories was sleigh riding on my sleigh. When I was growing up in the 1940s and into the 1950s, I believe our needs and wants were much simpler than today’s. When I was a young boy if you had a bicycle, a flipper crutch and a...

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The Slingshot

The Slingshot

by Leon Chamberlain When I was growing up there were three possessions that were critical to a boy’s happiness and survival. One was a bicycle, which I have written about. The other was a Flexible Flyer Sleigh which I have also written about. The third is a sling...

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A Christmas Tree for Archie and Matilda

A Christmas Tree for Archie and Matilda

As recalled by Leon Chamberlain It was probably around 1920 that the saga of the Christmas tree took place in my grandmother Chamberlain household. Mary Caroline Nordstrom Chamberlain was a widow with two young children, Matilda (8), and Archie (5). Grandmother worked...

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The Bicycle

The Bicycle

That Yale was the only bicycle I had growing up. When I got tired of the color, I painted it a different one. I would completely take the bicycle apart from one end to the other and reassemble it again. I knew that bike backwards and forwards and probably rode it several thousand miles. I had no desire to have another bike, and it wasn’t until my interests shifted to cars that I parked my Yale in the back of the garage, never to be ridden again.

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A Day in the Life

A Day in the Life

Despite all the busyness of preparing for RootsTech, this morning I had a few quiet moments this morning thinking of our Grandma Dorothy Smith Clark. I wondered, what was she doing this week, so many years ago? I searched "Feb 27" on her Kindex archive, and found...

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Hoarder to Order Part III: Prepare to Rescue

Hoarder to Order Part III: Prepare to Rescue

Kindex Co-founder Cathy Gilmore presented "Hoarder to Order: a Step-by-Step Family Record Rescue" at RootsTech 2018. This presentation examines why records are at risk, discusses obstacles to family record preservation, and gives a step-by-step overview of how...

Our Hill Cumorah

Note: this article was orginally published December 9 2015. It has been subsequently edited and updated with new photos. -Cathy Gilmore A recent article on lds.org, Reclaiming Hill Cumorah1, prompted us to share some sources related to Hill Cumorah, its monument, and...

Dorothy Smith & Ellsworth Clark Archive

Dorothy Smith & Ellsworth Clark Archive

For our inaugural Featured Archive it is only fitting that we start with the archive of the woman who inspired us to build Kindex: our Grandma Dorothy Smith Clark. She is, and will always be our inspiration for building Kindex and rescuing family records.

Kindex Archive Essential Features

Kindex Archive Essential Features

Many Kindex users have asked us, "What exactly do I get when I sign up for Kindex?" We're glad you asked! Here's a summary of all our key features. Create Your Cloud or Closet Archive Kindex Cloud archive is a publicly accessible archive. Cloud owners may invite...

December Software Update

December Software Update

New Features We are please to announce the release of several new features designed to improve your Kindex experience. Breadcrumbs We have added breadcrumbs to help users navigate through their archives. You will find breadcrumbs on the following pages: 1. Search...

September Software Update for Archive Owners

September Software Update for Archive Owners

Here's what we've been up to this September to improve your Kindex experience. New Kindex Content & Features We updated our Featured Archive Page to contain links to help Kindexers get started, upgrade their plan, and learn more about our featured archives. We...

July Software Update for Archive Owners

July Software Update for Archive Owners

Here's what we've been up to this summer to improve your Kindex experience.   New Support Pages Now Available New Kindex Features Archive Deactivation. Archive owners may now deactivate their archives by downgrading to a Kindexer plan. When a user downgrades to...

May Software Update for Archive Owners

May Software Update for Archive Owners

    It's been a busy spring at Kindex! Here's what we've been up to.     New Help Guides Now Available         New Kindex Archive Plans This spring we officially released new archive plans for Kindex. Learn more about our new Cloud and Closet plans. Note: If you...

Announcing New Download Tools for Archive Owners

Announcing New Download Tools for Archive Owners

It's your archive—use what's in it! Just-released software updates make it easier than ever to access, save, and utilize your archive data and source records. Kindex archive owners can now: Download archive data as XLS (Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet) Download archive...

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