Map/Society Page Project

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What is the Map/Society Page Project?

FamilySearch is piloting a new feature connected to the Family History Center finder map on For societies that wish to participate, a society icon will be placed on the Family History Center finder map listing your society's contact information and a link to a Wiki Page devoted to your Society highlighting your Society and it's offerings.

Watch a powerpoint about the project

The icon will be geographically placed on the map and will list:

  • Society name
  • Location of society building or meeting
  • Hours of building or meeting
  • Contact information
  • Link to society page on the wiki - created and maintained by the society

The Society Wiki page includes:

  • Purpose of the Society
  • Holdings of your society including, record collections, indexes, publications, etc.
  • List of Look up Services
  • Benefits of why to join your Society
  • Society meetings
  • Society projects

View a Society Wiki page example

How can it Help Your Society?

  • Additional web presence on a FamilySearch Map that gets thousands of hits a day
  • Free advertising of your Society and it's offerings

How Does Your Society Get Started?

1. Send an email to to request the creation of your empty society page.  This is the page you will enter and edit information about your Society. You will be notified when it is complete.
2. Gather info about your society LINK to paper template
3. Start creating your Society page: How to Create a Society Page

Where To Get Help During the Process

There are many places you can get help from how to a FamilySearch accout to how to add a society logo image to the society page.