How do I join an indexing group?

Anyone who would like to collaborate with others while indexing can join groups to track progress together, share accomplishments, and support each other. 

Joining groups is optional. You can index without belonging to any groups.
Note: Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are automatically added to the ward and stake groups where their membership records are assigned. A current ward or stake member may not appear in a group for two common reasons:

  • The member has not done any indexing.
  • The person's membership record is not assigned to your correct ward or stake.


  1. Sign in to FamilySearch.
  2. At the top of the page, click Get Involved. 
  3. Click Indexing.
  4. Scroll down to the Groups section.
  5. Click Find Groups.
  6. Click Find Groups again to search for one or more groups to join.
  7. Search for groups. Groups can be created for families, archives, people who live or research in a specific place, and so forth. Click the button on the right to join.
  8. Choose from three different types of groups:
    • Open. Click Join to join immediately.
    • Invitation Only. A group administrator must send an invitation to join Invitation Only groups.
    • Request to Join. Click Request to Join to ask the administrator for permission to join the group.
  9. To learn more about a group, click the group name.

How do I leave an indexing group?

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