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=== What is the Map/Society Page Project?  ===
 
=== What is the Map/Society Page Project?  ===
  
FamilySearch is piloting a new feature connected to the [http://www.familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator Family History Center finder map] on www.FamilySearch.org. 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.
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FamilySearch would like to include your society on a FamilySearch.org map! On a future map, your society name will be linked to your society page located on the FamilySearch Research Wiki which will be maintained by your society.
 
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<br> The icon will be geographically placed on the map and will list:
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:*Society name
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:*Location of society building or meeting
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:*Hours of building or meeting
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:*Contact information
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:*Link to society page on the wiki - created and maintained by the society
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The Society Wiki page includes:  
 
The Society Wiki page includes:  
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:*Holdings of your society including, record collections, indexes, publications, etc.  
 
:*Holdings of your society including, record collections, indexes, publications, etc.  
 
:*List of Look up Services  
 
:*List of Look up Services  
:*Benefits of why to join your Society  
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:*Benefits of joining your Society  
 
:*Society meetings  
 
:*Society meetings  
 
:*Society projects
 
:*Society projects
  
View a [[The Brickwall Genealogical Society|Society Wiki page example]]  
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View a [[The Brickwall Genealogical Society|Society Wiki page example]].
  
 
=== How Can it Help My Society?  ===
 
=== How Can it Help My Society?  ===
  
:*Provide added web presence on a FamilySearch Map that gets thousands of hits a day  
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:*Drives new traffic to your society website
:*Receive&nbsp;free advertising&nbsp;for your society&nbsp;
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:*Connects to FamilySearch.org Map that gets thousands of hits a day  
:*Showcase your organization to a worldwide audience  
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:*Free advertising for your society  
:*Drive traffic to your website  
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:*Showcases your society to a worldwide audience  
:*Build membership  
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:*Gives a web presence for those without a society website  
:*Increase revenue
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:*Builds membership
  
Learn more about what the FamilySearch Wiki can do for your organization. [[User:BatsonDL/Sandbox 4|Society Benefits and Contributions]]  
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Learn more about what the [[Why the Wiki Benefits Your Society|FamilySearch Wiki can do for your organization.]]  
  
 
=== How Does Your Society Get Started?  ===
 
=== How Does Your Society Get Started?  ===
  
1. Send an email to uswiki@familysearch.org to request the creation of your empty society page. &nbsp;This is the page you will enter and edit information about your Society. You will be notified when it is complete.<br> 2. Gather info about your society LINK to paper template <br> 3. Start creating your Society page: [[User:BatsonDL/Sandbox 8|How to Create a Society Page]]
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:*Step 1 - Send an email to uswiki@familysearch.org to request the creation of your empty society page. &nbsp;This is the page you will enter and edit information about your Society. You will be notified when it is complete.<br>
  
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:*Step 2 - Gather information about your society and write it down on the [[Media:Society_Page_and_Infobox_Form.pdf|Society Page and Infobox Form.]]
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:*Step 3 - Start creating your Society page: [[Map/Society Page Project - How to Create a Society Page|How to Create a Society Page]] <br>
  
 
=== Where To Get Help During the Process  ===
 
=== 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: <br>  
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If you need help editing your society page, there are several ways to get answers to your questions: <br>  
  
:*[http://tinyurl.com/wikisupport Chat with Support online!]  
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:*Call: 1-866-406-1830
::'''Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 8am - 5pm'''
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::Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri: 8am - 5 pm; Tues: 11am - 5pm ''All times are Mountain Time''<br>
::'''Tuesday 11am - 5pm'''
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:*[http://tinyurl.com/wikisupport '''Chat with Support online!''']  
::All times are Mountain Standard Time  
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::Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri: 8am - 5pm; Tues:&nbsp;11am - 5pm ''All times are Mountain Time''<br>
:*Post a [https://www.familysearch.org/learn/forums/en/index.php question online]
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:*Send an email: USWiki@familysearch.org
 
:*Send an email: USWiki@familysearch.org
  
To report a problem with the Society Page, please email: <br>USWiki@familysearch.org
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To report a problem with the Society Page, please email: USWiki@familysearch.org  
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[[Category:Map/Society_Page_Project]]

Revision as of 18:45, 14 December 2012

Contents

What is the Map/Society Page Project?

FamilySearch would like to include your society on a FamilySearch.org map! On a future map, your society name will be linked to your society page located on the FamilySearch Research Wiki which will be maintained by your 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 joining your Society
  • Society meetings
  • Society projects

View a Society Wiki page example.

How Can it Help My Society?

  • Drives new traffic to your society website
  • Connects to FamilySearch.org Map that gets thousands of hits a day
  • Free advertising for your society
  • Showcases your society to a worldwide audience
  • Gives a web presence for those without a society website
  • Builds membership

Learn more about what the FamilySearch Wiki can do for your organization.

How Does Your Society Get Started?

  • Step 1 - Send an email to uswiki@familysearch.org 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.

Where To Get Help During the Process

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

  • Call: 1-866-406-1830
Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri: 8am - 5 pm; Tues: 11am - 5pm All times are Mountain Time
Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri: 8am - 5pm; Tues: 11am - 5pm All times are Mountain Time
  • Send an email: USWiki@familysearch.org

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