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...

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.

Time to Jump In! Announcing New Kindex Archive Plans

    Spend Less. Get More. We are excited to annouce new archive plans with pricing we think you'll love. Full-featured archival software, unlimited records and collaborators, and built-in indexing tools for less than the price of a value meal? Yes please! CLOUD PUBLIC...

Hoarder to Order Part I: Am I My Brother’s (Record) Keeper?

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?

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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Ellsworth to Dorothy, 1 August 1932

Ellsworth to Dorothy, 1 August 1932

Oh Dot, I think of you in all my work. You just seem to pop up wherever I am and whatever I’m doing. Even though I’m busy and not able to write quite so often as I did I think of us often and with more real appreciation. At first it was sort of a devoid feeling I felt mostly because of my many evenings and days with you. It was a direct change in my way of living. Now I’m somewhat over that. I still am lonely but I’m realizing what it means to be a pal to you and be in your company. A deeper appreciation I believe. It’s surely the foundation for a very close friendship. I realize now that it is not a common infatuation or a short romance. If it were ever that it has changed into something which I want to keep and what means everything to me.

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General Laborer

General Laborer

I have looked at enough census records to know that the center column—the occupation—is where much of the lives of my ancestors are revealed. While many researchers take pride in a discovery of distinction—a gentleman perhaps, or a minister, doctor, or politician—I...

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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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Dorothy to Ellsworth, 25 April 1934

Dorothy to Ellsworth, 25 April 1934

To commemorate Dorothy Smith Clark's birthday on 26 April 1911, here is a transcription of a letter to her fiancé Ellsworth M. Clark. This letter shows her playful personality and hints at the number of suitors Dorothy had. Letter from the Dorothy Smith Clark Archive....

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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....

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....

Updating your Kindex Account

New User Accounts We recently updated our user accounts, and no longer require a FamilySearch login. In order to retain your existing Kindex archive records and data, you will be required to update your account with a new password. Go to Kindex.org and click the Log...

Kindex Software: Worth the Wait

Kindex Software: Worth the Wait

We appreciate your patience and support as we move forward. They say the first year in business is the hardest, and we can attest that this is true. But we are determined to be successful, as we believe to the core in our vision: to gather what is scattered, reveal what is hidden and find what is lost.