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We are a genealogy society.  There are a lot of genealogy societies around, but there is no such category in My Business.  The closest sounding one is "genealogist" which would be for a professional genealogist.  How do I get the category added so we can add it to our My Business listing?

 

George

Antelope Valley Genealogical Society

557 West Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster, CA 93534

formerly 39450 3rd St E, Palmdale, CA 93550

661-947-4558

(We've moved, but our Google maps URL is https://www.google.com/maps/place/Antelope+Valley+Genealogical/@34.5986492,-118.1273948,17z/data=!3m...)

Business Category is not on the list

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According to Google, "If the category you had in mind isn’t available, choose a more general category that still accurately describes your business." https://support.google.com/business/answer/7249669?hl=en

 

As another suggestion, I would suggest you look at a few of your competitors and see what categories they are using, and "borrow" their approach on category.

Business Category is not on the list

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Thanks for the suggestions.  I looked at other genealogical societies on Google Plus and it looked like none of them chose a category.  The larger groups aren't on Google Plus at all.  So is there any way to get Google to add a category when there is none that accurately describes the organization?