How are endowments assigned to the various temples from the Shared with Temple File?
I recently submitted a question to Family Search Support. The question was related to my shared with temple file. I asked why was one of my names with a fairly recent initiatory date assigned and completed before some older records. i.e. Leonilda Carolina Manfredi LT5P-V31 with an initiatory completion date of 7-23-2021 had the endowment completed in Logan on 9-23-2021. But Catterina Zeni L2ZH-VM6 with an initiatory date of 9-23-2016 is still waiting along with 19 other female names with initiatory completed before 2020.
The answer that I received from Family Search Support seemed to indicate that assignment of names to requesting temples is random with no criteria for age of record. If that is truly the case then my names could remain in the Shared with Temple file for 20 or 30 years or longer. I will not live long enough to see this file resolved. My family has been working on the names but as I continue to do research and add names the list does not shrink. I have 46 male names in the list with initiatory dates of 2015 & 2016 but not a single name has had an endowment completed. If the selection process is truly random then I would think that at least one name should have been assigned in the ensuing 6 years. Why should it be random? I would think the correct method of assignment would be by first in first out.
That begs the question of why should I continue to do research and submit names if the work can not be completed.