Request Ordinance Ready Names by Number and Gender
I set an appointment for my wife and me to complete initiatories in the Los Angeles Temple, and I then clicked on familysearch, temple, and "ordinance ready" to find our names in my family tree. I discovered two problems. First, the search only generated 5 names. Second, the search only generated male names (presumably because I currently self-identify as male, which I'm considering changing back and forth as needed after this experience with familysearch).
Because of this problem, I called the family history help line and spoke with two full-time family history missionaries. I explained the problem, and they both said that my request is valid, but the current system doesn't offer the needed features. One missionary explained how beneficial it is for each person to have and use his or her own account. In fact, in the event of the death of the user, the entire account will be locked and unavailable to the surviving spouse.
I replied that that is not how life works. Some couples have and use one account to find names and place them in the temple queue. Sometimes the husband or the wife in a marriage has more interest, expertise, or available names. Sometimes couples rely on one account more than both accounts at certain stages of life for various reasons.
This is a call for users to gain more control over the number and gender of the names generated in the "temple ready" search.
Since we promote freedom in our society, since we trust temple-worthy members who are seeking blessings for their deceased ancestors, since members approach family history in various ways, and since The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints listens to its members, let's hereby agree to remove all barriers to the work of bringing the blessings of the gospel of Jesus Christ to members on both sides of the veil, starting with removing the number and gender restrictions in the "ordinance ready" search.
Welcome to the "Community.Familysearch" forum.
I am just another 'lowly' User/Patron ...
[ And, I happen to be a Member of the Church ... ]
Just in passing ...
I am sorry ...
Like it or not ...
Short Answer: "OrdinancesReady" in NOT the answer ...
You are not alone ...
The desire, that we be able to "Print", the "Temple" Cards, for the opposite "Gender", from ourselves, through "OrdinancesReady", is a FEATURE that MANY (Member) Users/Patrons have yearned for and requested.
That Said ...
We can ALREADY, "Print" the "Temple" Cards, for members of the opposite "Gender", to ourselves.
We can do that ourselves, in "Family Tree" of 'FamilySearch", in the "Ordinances" 'Tab', of our Ancestors.
We can (both, "Reserve"; and,) "Print", the "Temple" Cards for whichever "Gender" we desire, Male; or, Female; as, there is NO restriction.
That Said ...
What you desire is SOMETHING that "OrdinancesReady" was SPECIFICALLY designed, NOT to be able to do.
Please let me explain ...
Please be aware that the "OrdinancesReady" feature/function/facility is ONLY, really, for a quick; and, easy, process of, FINDING; and, PRINTING, the "Temple" Cards, when one is going to visit the "Temple", that day or the next, when one DOES NOT have ANY "Temple" Cards, 'on-hand', available.
The "OrdinancesReady" feature/function/facility is certainly NO substitute, for doing one's due diligence, well IN ADVANCE of visiting the "Temple" of, FINDING; and, PRINTING, the "Temple" Cards, for one's Ancestors, to have 'on-hand', available, through one's "Reservations" List; and/or, normal research.
Hence, the reason, that we ONLY get "Temple" Work, for people, of the SAME "Gender", as ourselves, is a DESIGN Feature of "OrdinancesReady".
As, "OrdinancesReady" is ONLY, a quick; and, easy, process of, FINDING; and, PRINTING, the "Temple" Cards, when one is going to visit the "Temple", that day or the next, when one DOES NOT have ANY "Temple" Cards, 'on-hand', available ...
Then, there is certainly NO need, to INCREASE, the "Numbers" of the various "Ordinances", that are obtained through (ie. provided by) "OrdinancesReady".
Although, I totally understand your desire.
I would humbly suggest that, your desire, may not be considered as appropriate, in view of the intended Design.
Here are some "Knowledge Articles", in 'FamilySearch':
How do I find family names for the temple with Ordinances Ready?
Where it states, among other things;
Ordinances Ready is designed to provide family name cards for the person signed in to the website or the Family Tree app. For example, if you are female, it only searches for ancestors who are likewise female so that you can perform their ordinances.
Where does Ordinances Ready get names?
Where it states, among other things;
Ordinances Ready finds names for you that are your **** (that is, male names for male users and female names for female users).
Just my thoughts.
I know, that this certainly does not help/assist; but, I hope, this provides you with some additional, insight; and, perspective.
Who is to say things will not change in the future ...