The Family History Library has a FaceBook page, but Family History Centers are not supposed to????
No comment on policy, only experience:
Family History Centers all have pages on the FamilySearch research wiki, and keeping them current is a huge chore.
Maintaining pages on Facebook is an order of magnitude more challenging than a landing page on the wiki. The reason for this is that on Facebook every page must have a personal profile behind it, and when the person's affiliation with the FHC ends there is no graceful way for anyone else to acquire the page.
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@Marie Benge Craig
Thank you for your post in the Community.
There is a knowledge article in the Help Center that will help answer your question. It is titled: Policy for creating a family history center website or Facebook page. You can find it by simply typing "Facebook" in the search field.
@Marie Benge Craig
I am just another 'lowly' User/Patron ...
And, I happen to be a Member of the Church ...
Plus, one who has worked in "Family History Centres" of the Church for many Years ...
Further to what 'ToblerCJ' has already proffered ...
Apart from the fact that, that aforementioned "Knowledge Article" states, among other things:
Family History Centres must not create their own websites, blogs, or Facebook pages.
Family History Centres should post information on their FamilySearch Wiki page.
As an aside ...
ALL "Family History Centres" of the Church, around the World, DO have provision, for their OWN Page/Screen, in the 'FamilySearch' "Research Wiki".
The problem/issue is, that NOT all "Family History Centres" of the Church, around the World, avail themselves of the provision, to use, their OWN Page/Screen, in the 'FamilySearch' "Research Wiki" ▬ as, many are just the "Proforma" pages/screens WITHOUT (ie. "Devoid" of any) "Content" about the particular "Family History Centre".
Unfortunately, many of those Responsible for, the "Family History Centres" of the Church, around the World, are either,
(1) Not even aware of, a Page/Screen, for their "Family History Centre", in the 'FamilySearch' "Research Wiki";
(2) DO NOT have either, the ability; and/or, the time, to maintain such.
As such ...
I would humbly venture to suggest, that in view of the aforementioned, the use of "FaceBook", by individual "Family History Centres" of the Church, around the World, would NOT be a good idea.
I would humbly suggest, that the use of "FaceBook" by, either:
(1) The "Family History Library" (FHL), of the Chutrch, in "Temple Square", in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
(2) The "Community.FamilySearch" Forum (and, the like)
would be more acceptable; as, such are "Maintained", by Personnel from 'FamilySearch'; and, would be more likely to conform the the "Polices" of 'FamilySearch' (and, the Church)
Just my thoughts.
below is the link to the article about Facebook accounts, it is very clear.
Policy for creating a family history center website or Facebook page • FamilySearch
Here is the Help Center article on the FHC Wiki Pages, which exist in skeletal format for each FHC to edit. Once in the FS Wiki, you can ask to have editing rights for your FHC wiki.
A FHC leader need not edit the wiki themselves. A helper, confident in using an HTML editor as provided by the wiki, could be in charge of the updates. It is fun to do, if a person is so inclined. There are also church staff members who field questions for you, accessible through the wiki itself.
How do I update a family history center wiki page? • FamilySearch