Can you help me understand why a reservation that someone made in 2019 would expire in 2025? I thought we are back to ordinances expiring after 2 years. Why would this be expiring 3 years from now? Here's an example: Eva Lena Paasch LVFV-LLV
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Reservation expiration dates have been and are still being mpacted by COVID. But here is what happens with expiration dates under normal circumstances. Reservations are good for 2 years but get extended as stated below. Ordinances from ordinances ready or shared with the temple by someone else are good for 90 days and are not extended except during this COVID time.
Expiration dates get extended automatically by 1 year when 1 or more of the reserved ordinances is completed within the original 2-year reservation. The ordinance of sealing-to-spouse is a separate reservation, however, and is not connected to any of the other reservations you may hold for a particular ancestor.
Completing an ordinance such as initiatory or endowment will not extend your reservation for the sealing."
So you see that when an ordinance is completed, the expiration date is extended.
Now we have COVID. Here is what happens to reservations under COVID
"Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 and temple closures, FamilySearch is temporarily suspending all temple ordinance expiration dates until all temples have reopened.
See the Church newsroom for the most recent updates on temple reopenings."
I know this is all a little confusing. Hopefully we will soon return to full operations and reservations will begin to expire.
Hope this helps.