Early New England Temple Dates deleted and repeated
edited September 28, 2020 in Suggest an Idea
Sorena Baggs De Witt said: Temple dates for early New England ancestors need to be checked against the IGI. I have many who are showing up as needing work, but their work was done as early as 1886 and some in the early 1900's. It would take hours and hours to find and submit to you all of these early temple dates. There must be some way you can do this so this work does not continue to be repeated and repeated. Thank you.
Chas Howell said: Have you checked to see if those ancestors are duplicates? The temple work may be attached to the duplicate.0
Tom Huber said: The IGI does not establish the official record of temple ordinances. That is established in a separate temple ordinance database.
Please note that the iGI is part of the Genealogies collection and is searchable. The only way to tell if the IGI contains temple information is to check the fiche copies of the IGI. At present, the Church has closed its facilities to the public, so this will have to wait for those facilities to be opened to the public. Most Family History Centers were supplied with fiche copies of a number of basic records, including the IGI.
Chas is correct. You need to check to see if there are duplicate profiles for the same person. Watch for spelling differences when doing this.
Note, too, that there was a period of time when a user could delete a profile (and did) rather than simply unlinking the profile from the family. Those cannot be located with any kind of search facility.
Until FamilySearch ever provides a way to search all "hidden" profiles, go ahead and perform the applicable ordinances if you do not have a hard copy that provides the ordinance data (that is, the old 8-1/2 x 14 Family Group Sheets.0