In indexing groups, what are administration rights and how do I get them?

In group indexing, the person who creates the group is the group owner. This person is also a group administrator. 


A group administrator has the ability to manage the group in the following ways:

  • Assign other group members to be administrators so that they, too, can assist in managing the group.
  • Edit the group profile.
  • Send announcements to group members.
  • See and customize reports.
  • Adopt projects for the group.
  • Send messages to group members.
  • Create and delete subgroups.
  • Delete the group.
  • Invite members to become part of invitation-only groups
  • Accept requests from people who would like to be part of a request to join group.
  • Remove group members
  • Make another group member a group administrator

Becoming a group administrator

You can become a group administrator in one of the following ways:

  • By creating a new indexing group.
  • Asking a group administrator of a current group or subgroup to change your role to group administrator.

Note: Some members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are assigned to be group administrators as part of their Church calling.

Important note

An article on the FamilySearch blog recently announced that access to the indexing group reports will change:

Ward and stake councils and the temple and family history leader of the ward will have access to the indexing group report. The information in this report will be updated to show only a summary of the records indexed and the number of people participating in indexing.

For more information, go to Get Involved Report.

How do I edit an indexing group profile?
How do I add an announcement to the indexing group page?
How do I create an indexing report?
How do I adopt an indexing group project?
How do I send indexing group messages?
How do I create an indexing subgroup?
How do I add or remove group administrator rights for a member of an indexing group?

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