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…

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…

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…

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…

Gather What is Scattered

Accumulating, organizing, and digitizing family records is the first—and often the most challenging—step families face. And the larger the family association, the more complex this “gather” step can be.

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.