**Announcement ** Policy change
The waiting period to perform ordinances for recently deceased family members has been reduced from one year to 30 days. You can refer to this help article for answers to common questions about this update. Please allow 10 days for this change to be reflected on FamilySearch.org.
Thank you for the update!0
Thank you for sharing. Is this a recent change? The related KA was dated two years ago.0
I am just another 'lowly' User/Patron ...
[ And, I happen to be a Member of the Church ... ]
Just in passing ...
I would humbly venture to suggest, that the 'Date', of the "Knowledge Article', has just NOT been "Updated".
[ ie. Just a MINOR "Oversight" ... It HAPPENS ... ]
Here is a recently published, 'FamilySearch' "Blog" Article, that is 'Dated' ... YESTERDAY ...
Update: April 20, 2022—Reduced Waiting Period
Just my thoughts.
I hope, that this may help/assist, somewhat.
Ref the date of the article: The template that FamilySearch uses in preparing documents for publication has a "boilerplate, preset" date of April 20, 2020. It was intended to be used as an example of the date and is supposed to be changed with every new article submitted for publication. However, the administrative process never updates the date is the article moves to publication. As a result, ALL articles and documents--including the Family History Operating Guide that was just published this year--all documents carry the date of April 2020. Supposedly action is being taken to correct.1
That is interesting. Thanks for sharing.0
The Church Handbook was updated on 20 April 2022.
General Guidelines for Performing Proxy Ordinances
Deceased persons who were age 8 or older at the time of their death may have proxy ordinances performed on their behalf. Except as noted in 28.3, proxy ordinances may be performed for all deceased persons as soon as 30 days have passed from their date of death if either of the following applies:
- A close relative of the deceased (undivorced spouse, adult child, parent, or sibling) submits the name for temple ordinances.
- Permission to perform the ordinances is received from a close relative of the deceased (undivorced spouse, adult child, parent, or sibling).
If neither of the above conditions applies, proxy temple ordinances may be performed 110 years after the deceased person was born.
For more information, see the following articles on FamilySearch.org:
- “Individuals for whom I can request temple ordinances”
- “What is the 110-year policy, and why was it initiated?”
I have permission from my cousin's wife to do her family work in the Temple. . She is not a member of the Church. I have tried submitting a request but keep getting told by the computer that it cannot detect a relationship. How can I get the ok to do her work? I live in Australia and cannot find a phone number to call someone outside the US. Is there a free phone number I can call from Australia to get the ok to do her work? II can provide her name and phone number for someone to speak to her and confirm that she has given me permission. Many thanks for your help,
@Jill Dautzenberg It can be very disheartening when we are unable to provide saving ordinances for others . You are related to your cousin's wife because she had the good sense to marry your blood relative. However, you are not related to her extended family. There is an article that explains the special circumstances for requesting permission to complete ordinances for non-relatives. You can find it by clicking on the question mark at the top left corner of this page and typing "proxy ordinances for a friend" in the search box." At the bottom of the dropdown that opens when you click the question mark you will see the Contact Us link. clicking on that will bring you to the page where you can find contact information for Australia.0
Dear Brothers and Sisters . I am doing the Temple Work for all my family . I have done the work for my mother's brother and his wife and now I was hoping to do the work for his wife's brother Colin whom passed away just before the Covid and did so quite young . I need permission as it's less than 110 years altogether therefore I was going to ask his wife but she is not well enough for me to go to her home I tryed and I keep trying to phone her but she doesn't want to answer me at all I stood outside her door yesterday but she won't answer the door and a neighbour told me off for being there. 8m upset because I think a lot of my uncle Colin whom I'm trying to do the work is their anyone else that can give permission like my cousin her eldest niece as I have asked her to give permission for other people in the family and she said yes. Can she also give permission for my uncle Colin? thank you Aileen Trezise Gm88 47h is the sister and Colin Trezise Is the brother Colin James Trezise G9kn djd his fathèr James Stanley Trezise G9ns 7dj and mother Georgiana Lorraine Nancy Harris G9kn don thank you Karen Carlin0
@KarenCarlin1 As noted in the first posting in this thread, here is a link to the article in the Church Handbook that discusses who can give permission for completing the saving ordinances for a deceased person. Basically, if any of these are living - a spouse to whom the person was married when they died, a child or a sibling (brother or sister) you must obtain permission from one of them to perform the work. Also, we have been told that if one of these refuses we are honor-bound not to ask another one for permission.1
My mother-in-law just passed away a month and a day ago. I am hoping to check to see if she was sealed to her parents in this life, but her ordinances are still in orange and it says I have to contact the church for information. My husband passed away 16 years ago, so am I considered a close relative as a daughter-in-law?1
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Have you marked her record with a date of death? Was she a member? If so the Ward Clerk needs to mark her church record as deceased then any completed ordinances should show.
You could also email Support for your area: [email protected] or schedule a call to speak to a consultant: https://www.familysearch.org/en/fieldops/united-states-and-canada-contact-us
Hope this helps!
This is very exciting!! Thank you!0