Austin Lathrop Baker
22 May 1918 – 25 September 1993
• G7KF-GKM MY WIFE'S 8TH COUSIN TWICE REMOVED
can you release this person to have the temple work done
Thank you for your question in the Community. The ordinances your wish to do need permission from a close living relative of the deceased.
You can do ordinances for a deceased person who was born within the last 110 years. But you must meet certain requirements:
- The person must be deceased for at least one year and one day.
- You must be one of the close living relatives, or you must obtain permission from one of the closest living relatives.
- If you are not the spouse or a child, parent, or sibling of the deceased, obtain permission from one of the close living relatives.
- The close living relatives are an undivorced spouse, an adult child, a parent, a brother, or a sister.
- Permission granted by a deceased person before death does not qualify. Permission must come from a close living relative.
- You need to be related to the deceased person. You can use the View My Relationship link on the Person page to confirm your relationship. (See the related article below for additional help with this feature.)
Here is an example of how to approach family members who are not members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to request permission:
I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I am seeking your permission to submit [person's name] to the temple. In the temple, we perform sacred ordinances for our loved ones who have passed away. It would be my gift to [him or her], and I would be honored. I will respect whatever you say and will hold no hard feelings if you decline.
Consider and respect the wishes of close living relatives, especially a living spouse, and accept the answer you receive.
How do I request ordinances for an ancestor who was born within the last 110 years?
How do I view my relationship to a person in Family Tree?
If the person has no close living relatives to give permission, you can still request permission to do the ordinances. Please be prepared to provide evidence that all close relatives are deceased.1