The site is best viewed with high speed internet as dial up seems to be giving people problems on the site. It is a very graphical site as it contains pictures and maps in the database for some folks.
I could give a very long I have a dream speech.....but I will spare you as I probably do it too much already on my website. The genealogy bug bit a few years back and I am on a quest to linkall the Mullis' together in my database.
I had the pleasure to have correspondence with Barbara Philemon Parsons Culp a few years back and she was kind enough to send me the Mullis Melange book she wrote. She gave tribute to Floye Mullis Nance in her book who is my wife's aunt (deceased). Even though Barbara was in poor health she enjoyed correspondence with me as I did with her. It was her research that got me addicted to the Mullis' family and I feel that the torch was passed as we both had the same passion.
The last I heard from her she had moved to Indiana I believe (It may have been Ohio). I haven't heard from her since. My web site is named as a tribute to her and I continue to this day slowly typing data into my database from the material in her book. I also correct some errors in her book using documentation and emails to me from family members that let me know the data on the website is not correct.
Some of you know me and some don't. You folks that know me know I am sincere in my research and I am trying to have the best database of Mullis' available to all for free.
I am asking a big favor of all Mullis' family and researchers and I am not too proud to beg......no I'm not going to ask for money :)
If anyone has any gedcoms to donate to the cause please email them to me. It doesn't matter how big or small I will look at all. I have a program that can easily integrate the data into my database.
Here is an example page of my database so you can see how this will help other researchers:
I am also asking for family picture donations and any documents anyone may want to donate. Keep in mind what I get is free for all to download. I never charge for anyone to use the site.
People will have to log in to the site to see private data. This is to keep spammers and unscrupulous folks out of certain private areas.
This site is there to help everyone out that is researching the Mullis line. Technology has finally gotten us to this point and I am in total awe of it as it is globally connecting all researchers. We Mullis researchers should be no different as we all seek the same. The quest for knowledge (sorry I watched "National Treasure" too many times).
If I add any of the data, pictures, or documents, to the database that you donate you will get full credit as to being the source of information on each individual and you will also be placed on my Forums Wall of Fame as a contributor. I am lacking GA Mullis data. A gedcom of GA Mullis' would be great.
I'm too broke to give any money as the website and subscription to Ancestry.com cost me a few hundred a year to keep up (let alone the countless hours of sleep deprivation)--so that's the best I can do :)
I want to personally and publically give thanks to Jim DeWelt for providing the Nebraska Mullis', Paula Mullis, Donaldson for the Alexander, NC Mullis', and Sam Mullis for his large Mullis database that integrated nicely into my Anson/Union NC Mullis'. Thanks to the sweet ladies on the Mullis email list as they are giving me insight to the Mullis psychological traits :)
If you have no clue how to send a gedcom to me just email me and I will walk you through it. I have with a couple of folks and they surprised themselves on how easy it was.
Scanned documents and pictures can be emailed or snail mailed to me. Just make sure you tell me what/who it is and give me your name, address, etc so I can give proper credit as source info. (Your address will remain private of course--unless you want it posted). People have actually sent me pictures and forgot to say who it was...oops. I tried to be a mind reader once, but it just didn't work for me :)
I know I am being bold in asking such a thing, but I really am sincere in what I do and the site is there as proof.
On a side note, I have not seen any Mullis DNA projects and am thinking about getting this started as well. If I get enough members and documentation for the site I will eventually incorporated as a non profit and the we can have a proper Mullis Family Association, Inc. I don't think there is one is there?
Thanks to all for reading this.
Joe Cox PO Box 372 Deep Gap, NC 28618 joe@mullismelange (dot) com
ps. you may see this post on other forums as I am having my first annual beg-a-thon for my site :)