How do I create an indexing group?

Anyone can create indexing groups to help people collaborate with each other in their indexing efforts. Subgroups can be created from a home group according to geography, age, families, interests, and so on. Anyone can create a group, but only the administrator of the home group can create subgroups in the home group. The group administrator is also the only one who can delete the group.

Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are automatically assigned to a stake and ward group when they sign in to Indexing.


  1. Make sure that you are signed in. In the menu bar at the top of the screen, click Get Involved. 
  2. Click Indexing.
  3. Scroll down to the Group section.
  4. Click Find Groups.
  5. In the drop-down, click Create Group. The group form is displayed.
  6. Fill out the group profile.
  7. Click Save.

When you are finished

Invite potential group members to join the group:

  • Send an invitation through the messaging system in indexing to potential group members. To do this, you need to know their FamilySearch profiles. 
  • Have potential group members find and join the group on the Indexing section of FamilySearch. It will help if you can tell them the name of the group. 
  • Send an email to potential group members that contains a link to the group page. (Copy the URL from the address bar of the browser. It starts with . . . )

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How do I invite people to join an indexing group?
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