A Consequence of the new 300 line reservation limit
To those users of Family Tree who have personal reservation lists far in excess of 300 lines, a large number of which are 90-reservation, be grateful that you have time to plan ahead.
It is evident from various posts on these boards that there are some people who have collected very large numbers of 90-day ordinance reservations. These are the ones that appear in Family Tree as ready to reserve but whose green temple icons have little stopwatches:
When reserved, they appear in our personal reservation lists like this:
Currently these reservations do not expire and remain on a personal reservation list until completed or un-reserved.
However, when the temples are fully open again and expiration dates are once again applied, when the 90 day limit is hit, such reservations will disappear from your personal reservation list and return to the shared-with-the-temple list of the person who originally reserved and shared them. They will not go to your shared-with-the-temple list where you can find them again. If you are over the 300 line reservation limit you will not be able to re-reserve them.
I see several possible course of action:
- Get all your 90-day reservations completed as soon as possible.
- Evaluate who your 90-day reservations are, keep close relatives that you really want to do the work for and un-reserve all the others back to their original shared-with-the-temple lists so the they are available for any relative to complete, including the person who originally reserved them.
- If you have too many 90-day reservations to complete in that time span but really want to complete the work for all of them personally, find some way of recording ID numbers so that when they expire and vanish from your list, when the day comes that your personal list is under three hundred you can find them again and if they are still not completed by other family, re-reserve them and complete them.
We should be grateful this new policy of limited personal reservation lists but still unlimited shared-with-temple lists was instituted before expiration dates were resumed since this does give everyone time to plan ahead. Otherwise some people would have woken up to find that dozens or hundreds of 90-day ordinances expired and vanished from their lists without any sign of who they were and without the ability to re-reserve them until their personal lists were reduced to far under 300.