Trying to find out when the 110 year rule was implemented. Does anyone know?
Don't remember for sure, but it was several years ago. Seems like it was around with New FamilySearch before 2012.
Okay I found this, page 24 et al references the 110 year policy, in the New FamilySearch Reference Manual dated 17 May 2011. So we can say no later that 2011. http://broadcast.lds.org/elearning/fhd/local_support/consultant/nfs/nfs_refmanual.pdf
Thank you for contacting FamilySearch Community. Here is the official policy: https://www.familysearch.org/en/help/helpcenter/article/ordinances-reserved-under-the-old-95-year-rule
"Before November 2011, Church policy required members to obtain permission from close family before doing ordinances for someone born in the last 95 years. In November 2011, this policy was changed to 110 years."
That reference manual for New Family Search dated May 17, 2011 discusses two different rules. The 95 year rule was the older rule for needing permission to do ordinances. That had been the case for a long, long time: http://broadcast.lds.org/elearning/fhd/local_support/consultant/nfs/nfs_refmanual.pdf See page 41. The 110 year rule discussed in it is that one could not reserve ordinances for anyone under 110 years old without a death date because under that age you could not assume they were dead.
Here is the earliest mention I can find for the 110 year limit for needing permission in a blog dated November 2014: http://broadcast.lds.org/elearning/fhd/local_support/consultant/nfs/nfs_refmanual.pdf
So the age limit for needing permission was increased from 95 to 110 sometime in that three year period.