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 my society?

  • Provide added web presence on a FamilySearch Map that gets thousands of hits a day
  • Receive free advertising for your society 
  • Showcase your organization to a worldwide audience
  • Drive traffic to your website
  • Build membership
  • Increase revenue

Learn more about what the FamilySearch Wiki can do for your organization. Society Benefits and Contributions

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

If you have a question about how to edit your Society page, there are many ways to get answers to your questions:

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 8am - 5pm
Tuesday 11am - 5pm
All times are Mountain Standard Time

To report a problem with the Society Page, please email: