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

If a photo is a window into a family’s life, then a letter must be the door whereby you enter. 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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

We want to rescue family records. 10 ways Kindex can help.

Do you wish there was a better way to archive and search your family’s letters, journals, and photos? Are you still using a combination of spreadsheets, PDFs, and word processing tools to transcribe your family history records? For Archive Awareness Week, we are reprising our top ten reasons why we love Kindex. We’ve got SaaS. Kindex…