Where are Elizabeth Brooke's ordinances?
Gordon Collett ✭✭✭✭✭
Here are her ordinances: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9QT-VSK2?i=1137&wc=WWJR-JY6%3A352088201%2C353957901&cc=2060211
Since these have the official date stamp from the temple, this should be sufficient evidence for support to add these to her record. However, there should be a duplicate record for her in Family Tree that shows them. So I'll look.
Doing an exact search based on exactly what is on the Family Group Record, most importantly using the exact place name of "of clifton, hartshead, yorks, eng." brought up her record: https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/MJJ5-3N3
Merge the two records and her combined record will show her ordinances properly.
What you see here occurs because Family Tree records showing ordinances prior to about 2000 (I don't know the exact year) all came from the IGI. In that database, each individual was recorded on a single line with name, birth, parents if known, and B/C/I/E/SP or with name, marriage, spouse, and SS.
When originally imported into Family Tree, these IGI records all came separately. This is a big source of the duplicates in Family Tree. If you had a couple with four children and all temple work was done, the mother would be in Family Tree six times:
- Once as a child connected to just her parents.
- Once as a wife connected just to her husband.
- Four times as a mother connected to her husband and to one of their four children
This is because that is how the records were stored in the IGI. A big part of our work here in Family Tree is to find and merge all these duplicates of our ancestors and relatives.
So if you have a lot of family with temple work done in the 1950s and 1960s and you are the first one to start cleaning up their records in Family Tree, you will have a lot of merging to do. You will find that the Family Group Records Collection Archives Section, 1942-1969 can be a great help in assembling these families. I really like that Family Tree allows us to finally unite all these isolated IGI records into families and have found it very satisfying work to do.0