Having to redo many temple sealings.
Over the past year or so I have to redo many temple sealings. I have a date in Legacy, which was copied over from Family Search. I never enter the sealing dates manually. The parents remain the same, but it says the sealing is available.
This is probably the tenth one. There must be a problem somewhere and I would rather not spend my time on duplicate ordinances.
Can someone PLEASE move this to the Temple category where it belongs? Pretty please with a cherry on top?0
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Going to the FamilySearch page for Heinrich at https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/9KKL-RS3, and looking at the ordinance page, you will see that the sealing to parents you have in Legacy is still there but it is no longer connected to parents, instead there is the blue box that states "This sealing-to-parents ordinance is valid. The parents are not listed either because of privacy or because they do not match the parents listed in Family Tree. Click here for more information."
This situation arises when a person's relationship to parents has been deleted. This can arise in a few different ways.
1) Someone has found after further research that the person was connected to the wrong parents and corrected the family. This is completely appropriate.
2) Someone goofed up a merge and removed the person from correct parents. That is, they merged the child without merging the parents. This is probably the most common situation and generally easy to fix.
3) Someone removed a child from correct parents and put the child with incorrect parents. This has to be corrected.
The place to start is Heinrich's Change Log. His sealing took place in 2010, so you want to go to the very first entries in his Change Log because that is where you will find the parents he was originally sealed to, the ones he was imported into Family Tree with.
Here is that original entry:
(Note that when you look at the change log there are four copies of his. One for adding his father, one for adding his mother, one for adding the relationship type for him and his father, and one for adding the relationship type to him and his mother. That is always what occurs when child is added to parents.)
You can see that the ID number his father is different than for his current father. Since these original parents are the ones he was sealed to, you have to follow the father through and see what happened to him.
Go to Hans Rudolf 9MYN-95P by clicking on his name, opening his summary card and jumping to his detail page. You can see that he was merged in Oct 2017 with a Hans Rudolf who currently shows as married to a Mrs. Hans and to three different Anna's. (Looking at the Change Log for this Hans Rudolf LTZS-HYS, the same user merged in nine other Hans Rudolfs the same day.) This merge would have brought in Elsbeth Hagi and all there children into this extended family.
Things were pretty quiet until you started working on this family in March 2020. In your work I see the entry:
In which you removed Elsbeth's and Henrich's relationships with this Hans Rudolf.
This is what caused the blue box and the available sealing to parent ordinance because when you removed the merged person that contained Heinrich's actual father, you severed the relationship the original sealing was based on.
You can still repair this.
1) Go the page for Heinrich's original father: https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/9MYN-95P
2) Click on Restore Person:
3) Merge this restored Hans Rudolf 9MYN-95P with new Rudolf you created to be Heinrich's father in March 2020.
This will get back the father Heinrich was sealed to. Check the ordinance page and you should see that everything looks fine there now. (If not, let me know!)
Almost certainly similar things happened in all the situations where you have a sealing date but the ordinance is showing as available in Family Tree. So you will get good practice in repairing these, unfortunately.
Basic principle to be learned: when it looks like major changes have been made to a family that have led to incorrect information, first assume that bad merges have been made. Check the change log to see if that is the case and if so, do not go forward with more changes that will cause more problems. Instead, go back and undo incorrect changes, reverse incorrect merges, and restore information as needed.
I hope my illustration is clear enough that you can use it as a template to fix Henrich's family, fix the other ten places where you have seen these, and fix things when you run into it again. If not, get a hold of the best Temple and Family History Consultant you have in your ward or go to your local Family History Center and find someone to walk you through this.4