Baptized while alive
A "search" feature or "Activity" of who on your family tree was baptized into the Church while they were alive. Reason: Growing with others in the faith; relate to their struggles and accomplishments.
I know there isn't a separate "Temple Ideas" section, but this, um, rather needs one, because the title is ...disturbing, to non-LDS like me. I feel about it the same as I'd feel about "buried after death": things that really should go without saying.2
Gordon Collett ✭✭✭✭✭
(Sorry, Julia, we really don't mean to weird you out.)
FamilySearch is such a complex web site with so many nooks and crannies that it really is beneficial to once in a while spend a hour or so just systematically clicking on everything to see what you find. Under the "Where Am I From?" activity on the Generations tab there is a button that says "Converts" (No, Julia, not "convicts.") that while it has some problems does, at least in part, what you, @Zachary Nelson_1, are asking for:
I haven't studied this all that closely so am not entirely sure what the criteria are to include an ancestor and it appears a couple of mine that should be here are missing. Also for at least one person, clicking on her brings up a notice that her birth place is missing even though it is entered in Family Tree just fine. But this is a starting point to find all direct ancestors who were the first on your lines to join the Church.
Regarding my statement to just explore the website, it is also very worthwhile every few months to spend another hour or two in Family Tree just clicking on every piece of text and every image just to see what happens.0
Paul W ✭✭✭✭✭
I'm usually in two minds about issues like this being raised "publicly". On the one hand, a large amount of FamilySearch users will not be able to relate to these issues at all - so I think maybe a sub-category of "Temple" within "Suggest an Idea" might not be a bad idea. But then I remember my comments, some years ago, on the old GetSatisfaction website, when I expressed the view I was quite happy to see such (LDS-only related) comments and did not want to see an "us and them" mentality develop by separating them.
One thing this does seem to affect, however, is the Code of Conduct. It does seem rather silly to include item 10 as an "unacceptable behavior", viz.
"Debate or discussion of topics that are not relevant to family history (like politics or religion)"
If discussion of ordinance / temple work does not relate to religion, I am getting a little confused here.1