Prevent Sealing to Spouse until Endowment is Completed
edited September 28, 2020 in Suggest an Idea
Neal T Harwood said: In the Temple reserved list there is a turquoise blue icon used to show waiting and prevents sealing to parents. I would like to see it used for Sealing to Spouse also. I mistakenly printed cards when only the Sealing to Spouse icon showed and I didn't realize the endowments were not done.
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Below are reasons the ordinances could show as done out of order on a record:
* The names are from an extracted record. For example, if the extracted record was a marriage record, only the marriage information was available, so only the sealing to spouse was performed. The individuals still need their personal ordinances.
* Ordinances were inadvertently or intentionally performed out of order in error.
* Duplicate records for the person can be in Family Tree. Merge any duplicate records to correct the problem. The system displays the earliest ordinance date for each ordinance.
Note: After patrons print family name cards, temples cannot control when the Sealing to Spouse happens. This ordinance is on a separate card, and the temple cannot verify that the previous ordinances are complete. Patrons are requested to perform the ordinances in order. If you assign the ordinances to the temple, the Sealing to Spouse ordinance can be completed out of order.0
Karen Cutler Rushton said: Tom, if SS assigned to the temple can be done out of order, why not be able to do them instead of assigning them to the temple and creating a bigger backlog in the system (particularly in light of the many extracted SS done w/o preliminary ordinances)? There are instances where SP is reserved and soon to expire for a child not needing BCIE and their parent(s)' ordinances are S/T and won't be done for years. There are also numerous instances where sealings were done for extracted marriages where SP are being held while someone else has reserved the preliminary ordinances or has released them to the temple system. Your thoughts?0