Search for People who need ordinances done.
Please provide a search to find people within my ancestry who need Temple work done. Make it specific. If my spouse and I want to do proxy endowments, I would like to easily find those persons that need endowment work. Therefore, I need only reserve, print, and off to the Temple we go.
If my youth children ask me for family names to do baptisms, I would like to search for only that within my ancestry. This would be awesome for parents with teenagers (who often have very little time to do family history) to be able to provide names. Such parents would be seen as heroes in the eyes of there children!
There currently is a feature that allows me to reserve names/ordinances that were previously shared with the temple that now are available for me to reserve for 120 days. But, I hesitate doing this, unless I am certain I can do the work in the next week or so. If I reserve the name/ordinance that blocks others for 120 days who could be doing that work. If I wait until I know I am able to do the work, I may not find that person again. Hence, the need for a search to find persons who need temple work done.
This is the purpose of Ordinances Ready.
When your children ask for family names to do baptisms, have them sign into their FamilySearch accounts which they should have set by now if they are going to the temple and have them run ordinances ready to get names of their relatives.2
Thank you for your feedback. As I understand it, “Ordinance Ready” are names that I have previously reserved. What I am suggesting is a search for ordinances that have not yet been reserved that a person can easily find and reserve. Many people do not have time to do the initial search.0
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I have been working on this daily for almost a year. There are so many people who are missing single ordinances or simply got "missed". In less than a year, I have found many people on relatively picked over lines and submitted them to the temple to just get the work in the queue. No matter how many people are researching a line, I have never found a line without unsubmitted "green temples". This is how I have been finding them:
1 Navigate to www.familysearch.org/en
2 Click "SIGN IN"
3 Go to your pedigree chart.
4 I can follow lines better in landscape mode, so I always choose that. If you prefer portrait, that works too. Click "Landscape"
5 Expand the tree until you get back to someone who was born while there were still records available, but at least 200 years ago if possible. If not, go to the person furthest back on the line.
6 Keep going back until you find a place you are comfortable starting with.
7 In this case, I chose Nils Olsson Sandberg LD99-RGF. We are going to be examining all of his descendants.
8 When I selected him from the pedigree chart, it took me to the option of choosing his person page or tree. Select Tree.
9 If you accidentally go to the person page, you can select the tree here too. Click "VIEW TREE"
10 Click here. We need to go to a descendancy view instead of landscape.
11 Click on the tree dropdown in the upper right corner and choose descendancy.
12 This is the descendancy tree
13 You will see his descendants on the left and temple status on the right. Narrow down the window so that the temples appear closer to the name. This helps with speed.
14 As I look at the descendants, the lines indicate relationship, but no descendants are connected in family tree. But a down arrow indicates that there are more people on the line. Click the first down arrow.
15 Although it didn't capture the full picture here, the work for Nils and Elna (half way down this screen shot) has been completed. Their next descendant was born in the 1700's. I reserve anything prior to 1901 birth date. So let's check Carl's line. Click the arrow to open.
16 Although you can't see the temples here, none of Carl's descendants need work done. Actually, no descendants are even listed, so you could research more here.
17 Check each down arrow in order to see if there is outstanding temple work to be done.
18 I continue down the line until I find green temples without check marks. The checked temple means the ordinances have already been reserved. You may reserve these to take to the temple, but I am looking for unreserved ordinances to put in temple submissions. Right-click on the person with the green temple and open in a new tab.
19 Like many of the people in family tree, Karna has a duplicate. Fix this first. Click "Karna"
20 Click "REVIEW MERGE"
21 In this case, they were a match, so I finished the merge. Click "YES CONTINUE"
22 Click "CONTINUE"
23 I selected the reason I thought this match was correct and clicked "ADD"
24 Click "FINISH MERGE"
25 I then cleaned up the other potential problem of a non-standard location.
26 Now fix the location alert. Click the "Birthplace" field.
27 By removing the last letter of the unrecognized city, I get a list of close "Standardized" locations. I clicked "Valleberga, Kristianstad, Sweden"
28 Click the "Reason This Information Is Correct" field.
29 Enter the reason you think your information is right. I typed "Standardized"
30 Click "SAVE"
31 It is now time to see what ordinances need to be done. Click "ORDINANCES". In this case, the merge had left only one ordinance that was already released to the temple. So I moved on to her daughter.
32 I clicked on Kjerstina b 1847.
33 Right-click on her name.
34 There were no errors or duplicates listed in the upper right corner of the screen, so I can check the ordinances. Click "ORDINANCES"
35 An isolated unfinished Endowment might have occurred when the church began releasing reserved names after 2 years. Ordinances that had been locked up by church members both living and deceased became available. This meant that weird patterns were left unfinished. Click "REQUEST"
36 Click "REQUEST". Be aware that because Family Search lumped SP in with BCIE, you have to reserve both the endowment and the SP in this case. Because my intention is to share with the temple and SP was already shared, we will have to go through a couple of steps later to undo this.
37 Click "ACCEPT". You can reserve any descendants of your direct line ancestors. If you plan to do these ordinances yourself, you can STOP HERE and they will be in your reserved list ready for printing. If there are ordinances you want to share with the temple, continue with the following steps.
38 Click "SHARE"
39 Click "Share Ordinances With Temple"
40 Click "SHARE WITH TEMPLE"
41 To see that your successfully reserved the work, Click "Temple" in your person line at the top of the page.
42 Click "My Reservations" in the drop down.
43 Click the checkbox on the line that says ordinances. Anything left at this point was previously reserved and can be released back into the queue at the temple with the "Unreserve" button
44 When you check the ordinance box, you select the ordinances for that person. Click "UNRESERVE" to release it back to the temple.
45 Click "UNRESERVE" Since it had already been shared with the temple, it will either sit in my reserved ordinances for 120 days or I need to unreserve it so it will go back in line for temple work now. I am going to unreserve it.0
I didn't know that you couldn't get the screen shots! Sorry. You should be able to follow the general trail with the words, but if you have any questions, you can email me0