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Church members who have an LDS Account can sign in to LDS Maps and can then view and print a variety of information, including:

  • Their location information (name, address, location, phone number, e-mail address).
  • The location of other ward and stake members.
  • Ward and stake boundaries for their stake, their ward, and other wards in the stake.
  • The location of Church facilities assigned to their ward or stake.
  • The location of other Church facilities worldwide.

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General information

Member information (name, address, location, phone number, e-mail address) is stored by the Church. The information can be accessed from LDS Maps, from the LDS.org directory, and by local Church leaders who use the Member and Leader Services (MLS) software to maintain member information. You can correct or update your information by:

  • Contacting your ward clerk and giving him the correct information (he will make the changes in MLS).
  • Clicking the Directory link in LDS Maps and changing the information yourself.
  • Clicking Directory under the Tools menu in LDS Maps and changing the information.
  • Signing in to LDS.org and clicking Directory under the Tools menu and changing the information.

Visibility of member information

In many areas of the world, household location information is available to view for those who sign in to LDS Maps. However, in some areas of the world, member information is automatically hidden because of privacy laws. The member head of household must sign in to LDS Maps and make the information viewable to ward and stake members who sign in to LDS Maps. After signing in, Church members can view ward and stake boundaries and the location of other Church facilities not available to the public.

Information that Church members may be able to view or print includes:

  • Their own household location on a map or satellite image.
  • Their own address and contact information.
  • The location of members in their ward and stake (except those who choose to hide their information).
  • The address of members in their ward and stake.
  • Lists of stake and ward leaders.
  • Phone numbers and e-mail addresses, if available.
  • Printed lists and maps of their ward and stake.

Verify your household location

The head of household of member families can also verify the location of his or her household on a map or satellite image, but a ward leader must confirm the location. If your household location is incorrect or has not been correctly identified by a ward leader, do the following:

  1. Sign in to LDS Maps.
  2. Click on the icon for your household, or click on your name in the households list on the left side of the map. A box will open with your household information in it.
  3. Click the Move button, and the cursor becomes a cross-hair.
  4. Move the cross-hair to the correct location, and click the left mouse button. A Moving household box opens.
  5. If the location is correct, click the Done button.
  6. If the location is incorrect, click the Cancel button and follow steps 1-4 again.

View or hide your information

The head of household can hide household information from other ward or stake members who sign in to LDS Maps or can make that information available. Household information will still be visible to ward leaders and stake leaders who are authorized to view it.

To restrict the view of household information:

  1. Click on the Home tab.
  2. Click to remove the check mark from the check box next to “Allow other ward members to see my household.
  3. In some areas of the world, data privacy laws require that member information be kept hidden from other Church members unless the head of the household chooses to make it available. To make household information available:
  4. Sign in to LDS Maps.
  5. Click the Home tab.
  6. Click the check box next to Allow other ward members to see my household.

Or

  1. After signing in to LDS Maps, click the icon for your location on a map or click on your name in the list of ward members. A balloon with your personal information opens.
  2. Click Edit. The Edit household balloon opens.
  3. Click the check box next to Do not show this household in ward maps to hide information. To show the information, click the check mark to remove it.
  4. Click Save.

View a list of members in your ward or stake

To view a list of members in your ward or stake:

  1. Click the My ward link Mywardicon.PNG at the top of the list of members.
  2. Click the arrow next to the ward or branch name, and a list containing the stake name and ward and branch names will open.
  3. Click Entire Stake or District, or click the name of a ward or branch in the list. Icons for all households in the ward or stake will appear on the map.

Note: Not all member location icons may appear on a map.

  • Church members can choose to hide their icons and other location information from other ward and stake members.
  • In some countries, privacy laws require that member location information be hidden from other Church members unless the head of household takes action to make the information visible on LDS Maps.
  • Stake and ward leaders can view all information for members in their stake or ward.

Search for a member of your ward or stake

Church members who sign in to LDS Maps can search for an adult member of their ward or stake. To the left of the map on the My ward screen Mywardicon.PNG, at the top of the Households list, there is a search field. In this field, Church members can enter the first or last name of the person they want to find. Information for members who choose to hide their information from other ward members will not be visible. In some countries, privacy laws require that all location information is to be automatically hidden.


Note: Searching for the member’s last name will return a list of all those with the same last name. Click on the member's name in the list to view the member’s location on the map and location information. Searching for a member by his or her first name may not return a full list of all members with the same first name if some first names have been abbreviated. You can also click the Driving Directions link to get driving directions to the member’s location.

View a list of leaders in other wards

Ward and stake members who sign in to LDS Maps can view a directory of leaders of a ward in their stake. The information in these directories comes from the Member and Leader Services (MLS) software used by wards to maintain membership information. If ward leaders do not keep leadership information updated in MLS, it will not be updated in LDS Maps or the LDS.org directory.

If ward leaders choose to hide their location information from other ward members, it will not be included in the ward leadership directory.

To view a directory of leaders for a ward:

  1. Click the Directory link Directorylink.PNG in LDS Maps, and you will be taken to the Directory in LDS.org.
  2. Select the Leadership Directory link.
  3. Click on the ward name for which you want to view a list of leaders, and the list will open.

View a list of all stake and ward leaders

Ward and stake members who sign in to LDS Maps can view a directory of all stake and ward leaders in their stake. The information in these directories comes from the Member and Leader Services (MLS) software used by wards to maintain membership information. If ward leaders do not keep leadership information updated in MLS, it will not be updated in LDS Maps or the LDS.org directory.

If ward or stake leaders choose to hide their location information from other ward or stake members, it will not be included in the ward or stake leadership directory.

To view a directory of all stake and ward leaders –

  1. Click the Directory link Directorylink.PNG in LDS Maps, and you will be taken to the Directory in LDS.org.
  2. Click on the Stake and Ward Leadership Directory link.

When the leadership directory opens, you can print the directory by clicking the Print link.

View boundaries and other non-public information

When you sign in to LDS Maps, you can view a variety of information that is not available to the general public. This includes:

  • Your ward boundaries.
  • Your stake boundaries.
  • Boundaries of all wards in the stake.
  • Other facilities such as bishops' storehouses, canneries, and home storage centers.

To view boundaries, households, or facilities:

  • Click the Legend icon on the Navigation Controls.
  • When the Legend opens, click the arrow next to Houesholds, Facilities, or Boundaries to open a complete list of what is available for viewing.
  • Click the check box next to the type of households, facilities, or boundaries you want to see, and the icon or boundaries will appear on the map.
  • Click the X at the top of the Legend or click the Legend icon to close it.
  • To view information about a household or facility, click the icon, and an information box will open.

You can also search for an address, city, or specific facility by typing information into the Search box at the top of the list of members on the left side of the screen.

Filter a list

You can filter the list of members by:

To filter a list of members:

  1. Click the down arrow next to the Filter by name field just above the list of members.
  2. Click the check box next to the the type of member location icons you would like to view. Boxes with a check mark indicate that the names and icons will be visible. The list and map will include only the names and icons of members with the icons you selected.
  3. To remove a check mark, click on it.

Note: All icon types are automatically checked when you first sign in to LDS Maps.

Household balloon

When you click a household icon or on a household name on the list of households, a balloon opens and you can see details about the household. That information includes:

  • Name.
  • Address.
  • Telephone number.
  • E-mail address (clicking this link opens your e-mail application).

To view more information, including other members of the household, click the Directory link in the balloon. Information is viewable only by you and members of your ward or stake who have created an LDS Account and who have signed in to LDS Maps. You can [#View or hide your information|hide]] your information from other ward and stake members. In some areas of the world, information for all households is automatically hidden.

If local leaders have not verified the location of the household, a warning also appears. The head of household can verify the location of the household icon by moving it to the correct location. However, ward leaders still must verify the location. If the address is incorrect, contact ward leaders to correct it. If other information is incorrect, the head of household or the spouse can update the household phone number, household e-mail address, individual phone numbers, and picture for themselves or any of their children who are under 18. Household members who are over the age of 18 must update their own information. If you do not want to correct your information, give the correct information to a ward leader to make the change.

To change your information in the directory:

  1. Sign in to LDS Maps.
  2. Click the Directory icon Directorylink.PNG just above the list of members.
  3. When the Directory opens, find your household name in the list of names and click on it.
  4. When the window opens with your household information in it, click the edit your profile link.
  5. Update the information.
  6. Click Save Changes to save the updated information.

Note: The check box next to Show in ward directory determines whether other ward and stake members can view your information or not. If you check an empty box and a check mark appears, ward and stake members can view your information. If you click on the check box and remove a check mark, others can view your information. Ward and stake leaders can always view all information on LDS Maps and the Directory on LDS.org.

Balloons for groups of households (such as apartment buildings) have information about the group location and information about individual households.

There is also a directions link that allows you to get directions to the location.

Ward leaders have additional rights to edit household information and to change the location of household icons on maps and satellite images.

Household group balloon

Households may be grouped together in one location for several reasons. Groupings include:

  • Locations where two or more households live at the same location, such as a family where adult children live with parents.
  • Apartment buildings where several member households live.
  • Several households that have been grouped by ward leaders.

When you click on an icon Grouplocation.PNG for a group, a balloon opens with information about the group. The balloon displays the address of the group and lists the names of households in the group. You can collapse the list by clicking the arrow above the check boxes.

The group name and address or description are maintained by local ward leaders. Contact them to report errors or if you have questions.

To see details about an individual household, click on a household name in a balloon or a household name in the list in the left-hand panel. To collapse household information, click the household name again.

If local leaders have not verified the location of the household, a warning appears.

You can choose to list households alphabetically or by numbers that are assigned to the households by LDS Maps. If you have chosen to number households on the map for reference, the group is labeled with the range of household numbers in the group.

To get directions to the location, click the Directions to link.

Ward leaders have additional rights to edit household information and to change the location of household icons on maps and satellite images.

Download GPS information

LDS Maps allows you to download a file that contains household information. Remember, this information is for Church use. It should not be used for business, commercial, or political purposes and should not be posted on any website.

The file format is .csv (comma separated values), which can be opened by spreadsheet programs. Maps are not downloaded.

The file can also be uploaded into a global positioning satellite (GPS) device.

Information downloaded includes:

  • Longitude.
  • Latitude.
  • Household name.
  • Address-1 (street address).
  • Address-2 (city name).
  • Address-3 (state name).
  • Address-4 (postal code).
  • Phone.
  • E-mail.
  • Location-Status (verified, unverified, unmapped, and so on).
  • Group.

To download a file containing household information:

  1. At the top of the membership list, click the download icon Downloadicon.PNG.
  2. When the Download Households dialog box opens, review the "terms of use" message, and then click Download.
  3. Follow the instructions to open or save the file. The file can be opened by most spreadsheet applications.

You can open the file with a spreadsheet application and format the data for use in a specific GPS device. If you plan to upload the file into a specific GPS device, review the device's file format requirements.

Update household information

Member names and addresses must be updated by local leaders using the ward record-keeping software. Contact one of your local leaders and give them the correct information.

The head of household and his or her spouse can update household phone numbers and e-mail addresses. Single members over 18 living with parents can update their own phone number and e-mail address.

To update phone numbers and e-mail addresses:

  1. Click on the Directory icon to the left of the map.
  2. When the Directory opens, click on your household name in the list of names.
  3. When the window opens with your information, click Edit Profile.
  4. Enter the updated information in the correct field.
  5. When all changes have been made, click Save Changes.

 

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