How do I create a family group?

In FamilySearch, create a family group to collaborate and communicate easily among your family through FamilySearch messaging. When part of group, a user can send a message to all group members at once.

FamilySearch users can join multiple family groups. If you create a group, you are automatically its first member and its group administrator.

Steps (website)

  1. On FamilySearch.org, click your name.
  2. Select Family Groups.
  3. Click Create Group.
  4. (Optional) Click , and upload a photo for the group.
  5. Enter a group name.
  6. (Optional) Enter a description of the group.
  7. Click the checkbox for the agreement.
  8. Click Create Group.

Steps (mobile app)

  1. In the Family Tree mobile app, open the Family Groups feature:
    • Apple iOS: Tap More.
    • Android: In the top-left, tap .
  2. Tap Family Groups.
  3. Tap Create Group.
  4. (Optional) Tap , and upload a photo for the group.
  5. Enter a group name.
  6. (Optional) Enter a description of the group.
  7. Tap the checkbox for the agreement.
  8. Tap Save.

Next steps

After you have created a family group, you can invite other FamilySearch users to join it. All group members will receive messages sent to the group.

Related articles

What are family groups?
How do I invite people to join a family group?
How do I join a family group?
How do I edit a group’s name, photo, or description?
How do I give administration rights in a family group?
How do I message the members of a family group?

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