Indexing Hugs and Kisses: Building a Narrative Genealogy

One of our favorite letters in our grandmother’s Kindex archive is a letter she wrote when she was just nine years old. It’s the earliest letter we have from her. Dorothy’s mother June was out of town for an extended period working on a medical certification when Dorothy writes, revealing the usual nine-year-old stuff—clothes she…

Be a family history hero for less than $10/month

For less than the cost of a few sodas, you can be a hero to your family by rescuing records on a collaborative family archive. Gather scattered family records into a single, digital archive where your photos, journals, letters, and other documents can be entirely searchable and shareable for generations. From now until September 18th,…

Treasure Hunting at Home: a Visit to the Alamo

Someday soon, Kimball will share some memories of him growing up in that historic pioneer home. That’s his story to tell. In the mean time, we’ll keep hunting for treasures and putting them on Kindex, one dusty suitcase at a time.

“Do you know what a blessed thing it is to love and be loved?”

“Do you know what a blessed thing it is to love and be loved?” -Hyrum Smith, in a letter to June Bushman People don’t talk this way anymore, much less write. The excerpts shared below are taken from letters written between June Augusta Bushman and Hyrum Smith during their period of engagement from 1906 to…

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…

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…

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…