When I click on "temple" and then "ordinances ready" why does it only show the females? I need the males also.
Here is a knowledge article which explains how Ordinances Ready works. You will note that it only provides ordinances for the person who is logged in.
How do I find family names for the temple with Ordinances Ready?
Article Id: 1254
April 28, 2022
With the Ordinances Ready feature, you can be on your way to the temple, tap a button, and have family names ready when you arrive.
The Ordinances Ready feature finds enough ordinances for your next temple session:
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 female. Ordinances Ready does not search your spouse's family line.
If you want to print a name card for a friend or relative, you can teach that person how to use Ordinances Ready. Or you could request permission through Helper Resources to assist as a helper. In that case, you could use Ordinances Ready in behalf of the other person.
Ordinance Ready gives you names of people who have not had their previous ordinances performed. For example, I sought Sealing to Spouse names to do. It gave me five names yet four of them involved one or both spouses with undone endowments or other earlier required ordinances. See these four examples:
Anna Wilhelmina Westerlund: 2W97-2JT, her endowment has not been done Her spouse, Robert Otto Mauritz Von Schoultz, 2W97-2J5 also needed his endowment done before the sealing to spouse could be performed.
Per Troedson, GZBM-ZYF, needed his I, E, before his SS could be done.
Edward C. Jones, L69N-T7G, needed his E done before his SS could be done.
Gunilla Borjesdotter Holmgren, G8Q7-BKT needed her I, E, done before SS could be done. Unless a person is aware of these problems, they are doing sealing ordinances that have no effect and wasting everyone's time and energy. You have to look up every single name Ordinance Ready gives you to see if you can actually do the work. It really isn't a "Ordinance Ready" App. Please do something about this.
Sealing of Spouses before the completion of all the individual ordinances and Sealing of Children to Parents before the parents have all their individual ordinances done or before the parents are sealed are the two exceptions that are allowed for Ordinances Ready. It is fine to complete them. Ron Tanner, one of FamilySearch's managers, stated in a presentation earlier this year that FamilySearch has authorization from the Temple Committee to allow this.
Completing these are not wasting anyone's time. Although these sealing are not in force until all the other ordinances are completed, they are completely valid and will never need to be done again. The help center article is not actually reflective of current policy in that last paragraph quoted above.