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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 our [http://www.familysearch.org/locations/centerlocator Family History Center finder map] on FamilySearch.org! When a researcher looks for a center, currently they see all centers that are close to the search term. If your society is included, it will show along with any centers that are in the region.
  
<br> The icon will be geographically placed on the map and will list:  
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If you would like to be included, we will place a society icon on the map where you are located, and will include:  
  
 
:*Society name  
 
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:*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?  ===
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If you need help editing your Society page, there are many ways to get answers to your questions: <br>  
 
If you need help editing your Society page, there are many ways to get answers to your questions: <br>  
  
:*[http://tinyurl.com/wikisupport Chat with Support online!]  
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:*[http://tinyurl.com/wikisupport '''Chat with Support online!''']  
::'''Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 8am - 5pm'''
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::Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri: 8am - 5pm  
::'''Tuesday 11am - 5pm'''
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::Tues:&nbsp;11am - 5pm  
::''All times are Mountain Standard Time''  
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::''All times are Mountain Time''  
:*Post a [http://www.familysearch.org/learn/forums/en/index.php question online]  
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:*Post a [https://www.familysearch.org/learn/forums/en/forumdisplay.php?f=56 question online]  
 
:*Send an email: [mailto:USWiki@familysearch.org USWiki@familysearch.org]
 
:*Send an email: [mailto:USWiki@familysearch.org USWiki@familysearch.org]
  
 
To report a problem with the Society Page, please email: <br>[mailto:USWiki@familysearch.org USWiki@familysearch.org]
 
To report a problem with the Society Page, please email: <br>[mailto:USWiki@familysearch.org USWiki@familysearch.org]

Revision as of 17:33, 4 May 2012

What is the Map/Society Page Project?

FamilySearch would like to include your society on our Family History Center finder map on FamilySearch.org! When a researcher looks for a center, currently they see all centers that are close to the search term. If your society is included, it will show along with any centers that are in the region.

If you would like to be included, we will place a society icon on the map where you are located, and will include:

  • 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?

  • 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
  • Increases revenue

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.
Step 2 - Gather information about your society  COMING SOON! 
Step 3 - Start creating your Society page: How to Create a Society Page

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