Help:Submitting Images for Approval

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How to Submit an Image[edit | edit source]

Images you would like to upload to the Wiki must be submitted for approval by FamilySearch. Follow these instructions to submit the image.

Note: If you a Moderator, you can upload the image yourself. Please use the guidelines found on this Wiki article, Uploading Images and Files with Moderator Rights.

Submitting Images[edit | edit source]

This article will teach you the process of submitting an image. If this is your first time, read this whole article before submitting an image file. After the submission is sent, you will be notified if the image was approved and uploaded to the Wiki.

Uploaded Image files that are approved are automatically added to the Wiki, but are NOT added to an actual Wiki article. Once it has been approved and uploaded, a link to your image will be sent to you for you to add to the Wiki page. You can then add additional information to the image file, add a category, or add it to a Wiki page.

Step 1:
Log in to FamilySearch Wiki.

Step 2:
Go to the navigation bar on the left and go to the menu, Edit the Wiki.

Step 3:
Under, Edit the Wiki, click on Upload File/Image.

Step 4:
This will take you to a Wiki page listing two options to submit an image.

Option 1: Use Google Forms
  1. . Fill out this form: Form
  2. . You must have a google account (gmail account) to submit an image using this form.


Option 2: Email Us
1. Copy and paste the following and add it to an email. Be sure to answer all the questions.
1. Your Name:
2. Email Address:
3. If applicable, give your family history center or library name:
4. Title of file/image:
5. File/image creation date:
6. Description of file/image:
7: Are there living people in the image? If yes, do you have permission from the individual to submit this image for publication on the Wiki?
8. Did you get this image from the internet? If yes, what license does it have?
9. If you created the image/file, do you wish us to use the Creative Commons license: Attribution-NonCommerical-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported? If no, what copyright license would you prefer?
2. Send an email with answers to the above questions and the attachment to: wikisupport@familysearch.org

After Submitting Your Images[edit | edit source]

  • Within two business days you will receive an email confirming the file/image was uploaded.
  • The email will also include a link to the uploaded file/image on the Wiki and with that link, you will be able to add the file/image to the correct Wiki page.

Instructions for Adding Images to a Wiki Page[edit | edit source]