Names needing Temple Ordinances
As I will not be able to do very much work now for my ancestors how do I share them so others can take these names thru for me. If a name needs all ordinaces to be completed do I have to request and share that name for each ordinance required or is there a way that name can receive all ordinances? I am from New Zealand where the Temple has been closed for three years and in Australia where I am at present - with covid Temple work has been very affected as to numbers attending and number of ordinances which can be actioned. Sorry I am asking questions to which many of you will be surprised that I don't know the answers.
We are so sorry that you have been unable to get to a temple that is currently open. Anytime you wish to make ordinances on your reservation list available for others to complete, please use one of these two options.
1) Ordinances can be shared with the Temple System unless you picked them up through the Ordinances Ready feature. Please review the following knowledge article which explains how to share with the temple. https://www.familysearch.org/help/helpcenter/article/how-do-i-share-a-family-name-with-the-temple
2) If you have family members who do live close to a temple who may want to complete ordinances for your common ancestors, you can use the Share with Family and Friends option that is described in this additional article. https://www.familysearch.org/help/helpcenter/article/how-do-i-share-my-family-names-with-family-and-friends-by-email
While ordinances are still not expiring at the present time because of Covid, in time any reservations that you do not complete will automatically expire and be returned to Family Tree for others to find and complete. This final article about expiration dates might be a helpful review. https://www.familysearch.org/help/helpcenter/article/how-long-do-you-have-to-complete-ordinances-before-reservations-expire
Thank you so much for your service to your ancestors. We hope temples can be opened again worldwide in the near future.1
(CDBurk) Thank you for your prompt reply to my question. I so appreciate the articles you attached to my request, for me to work through. Arohanui ka kite ano.0
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I would like to clarify one point. According to the Help Center article: https://www.familysearch.org/en/help/helpcenter/article/what-happens-when-ordinance-reservations-expire "Reserved ordinances automatically expire on the date listed on your family names list. After that, they are shared with the temple, and other people can reserve them." (Emphasis added)
In other words, any reservations you make that you can't get to will always still get completed either by someone finding it via Ordinances Ready or through the usual temple processes.
I don't know for sure since there is no way to test this out right now, but I have assumed that when these expired names are shared with the temple, that that just means they are automatically moved to our own Shared-With-Temple lists from which we can, if we have less than 300 lines, move them back to our personal reservation list when we have to opportunity to complete them ourselves. Does anyone know if this is the case or are they moved to a different shared-with-temple list the person who originally reserved the ordinance does not have access to?0