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=== Where To Get Help During the Process  ===
 
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Map/Society Page ProjectGotoarrow.png How to Create a Society Page

How to Create a Society Page

Follow these steps:

Step One - Invite your Society to Participate

  • Decide who from your society will enter information on your society Wiki page.
  • Editing on the Wiki is similar to Microsoft Word and other word processing programs
  • There are written and online videos to help guide a beginner through the process of editing on the Wiki.

Step Two - Create a FamilySearch User Account

  • If you are the appointed society representative to add information to the Wiki society page, you must create a FamilySearch user account. This will be a personal account and not a society account.
  • Instructions on how to Create FamilySearch account. To print the instructions on the webpage, click on the printer icon at the top of the page.
  • You may already have a FamilySearch user account if you have indexed on FamilySearch or signed in to view some images on FamilySearch Historical Records. If so, you do not need to create a new account.

Step Three - Create Your Society Page

  • To begin editing your Society page, you must have FamilySearch create one for you. Send an email to: uswiki@FamilySearch.org.
  • An email will be sent as soon as the society page is completed.

Step Four - Collect Information about Your Society

  • Fill out the Society Page Form - COMING SOON! You can save this document as a word file or you can print it and fill it out. This will be a guide to help you fill out the Society Page.
  • All of the information you gather, you will add to the society page.
  • Skip any sections that do not apply to your society.
  • NOTE: The society page structure may change throughout the pilot project. Updates and information will be given to societies who participate.

Step Five - Log into the Wiki

  • Log into the Wiki by going to wiki.familysearch.org and clicking, "Sign in" at the top right of the screen.
  • Type in your user name and password and press enter.
  • When you have successfully logged in, your name should appear in the top right of the screen.

Step Six - Add Info to Your Society Page

  • Once you are logged in, locate your society page by typing your society name in the search box. Example: The Brickwall Genealogical Society.
  • Review the results list and click on your society page.
  • Instructions on how to add information to the society Info box and the society Wiki page are below:


Where To Get Help During the Process

If you need help editing your society page, there are many ways to get answers to your questions:

Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri: 8am - 5pm; Tues: 11am - 5pm All times are Mountain Time

To report a problem with the Society Page, please email:
USWiki@familysearch.org