Not really sure where this goes... How do we do research (and ultimately ordinance work) for slaves
I have a patron who is uncovering details from the past - what direction can I provide? If they find enough details for ordinance work, how do they proceed?
really no different than any other ordinance
slaves can normally done with just a first name.
estimates for birth and death dates and location as needed.0
were these slaves later emancipated? If so do you know what full name they settled on using?0
If your patron's ancestor owned slaves, they wouldn't do the ordinance work for those slaves because they aren't related. However, there is something else they can do that would still be a great service. They can enter information about the slaves into the tree, as much as is known, and leave it there for descendants of the slaves to find later. There are quite a few projects going on right now where people are finding information about enslaved individuals and then trying to build their trees "down" by adding their descendants. They aren't doing the work, but just leaving it there for others to find and have discovery experiences with later.0
many times they were related - - - and thats where it gets complicated.
but as I understand you are correct as far as current LDS policy as to temple work for slaves done by descendants of white slave owners.0
The case of Bob Yancey and Ben Yancey Slave and Master - and yet almost like brothers
is just one of many ironic examples. (though not to be implied as the norm)
its a very complex subject: