Why Do Reservations Last So Long???
Some unknown person with the user name of "first6178last43" reserved the sealing of my father to his parents on November 27, 2019. The reservation expires February 24, 2024. I've been working with Familysearch for the last 6 months or so to figure out who first6178last43 is and we have come to a brick wall. They have hinted that that person is a grandson of my father. His oldest grandson would have been 15 at the time. His mother insists he could not have made the reservation as they left the church 2 years before that and have no interest in this work, and the fact that this boy didn't even have computer access at the time. The next oldest grandson is now 10. He's my son and he did not make the reservation. Then there was a 5 year old and a 4 year old from other siblings. They didn't make the reservation.
So why in the world does a reservation need to last so long? And why such an odd length of time? 4 years, 2 months, 28 days. My family is convinced this is some kind of computer glitch or hack or something and all familysearch says is either I need to wait or contact the person who made the reservation, like I haven't attempted sending messages on here numerous times. Wouldn't 1 month, 6 months or even 1 year make more sense for a reservation time limit? Why should one person get to call dibs on someone for so long and hold up the work? Shouldn't it be far more important that the works gets done, then by who does the work? Especially in this case we are convinced the person with the reservation has no intention of even doing the work.
Familysearch will not release the reservation. They will not just tell me who made the reservation. They will not contact that person. I understand protecting peoples identity and such, but it's not like I'm going after bank account and routing numbers or SSNs. We just want our fathers temple work completed. So I'm left needlessly waiting for 2 more years for this work to get done.
It seems that you would have the right to seal your father to his parents - does he have any living siblings?0
He has a living sister in Canada. She is not a member of our faith, but was very understanding when I got her permission to perform the work for her parents (my grandparents). So she would not be able to make that reservation.0