Can a living wife seal her deceased husband to his parents?
Can a living wife seal her deceased husband to his parents? Isn't a wife "related" to her husband? She shouldn't need permission from anyone else?
18 December 1937 – 17 March 1989
Hello Sister @JosefinaBoyer
A close living relative "is an undivorced spouse (the spouse to whom the individual was married when he or she died), an adult child, a parent, or a sibling."
So a wife who was married to the individual when he died is defined as a close living relative.
If a marriage relationship is entered into FamilySearch between the wife and the individual, then the system will know that the wife is a close living relative and allow the ordinance to be requested.
However if there has been a divorce and a remarriage then the system isn't smart enough to work out what is happening. If this is the case when you request the ordinance, click I Have Permission and complete the form naming yourself as the wife to whom John was married at his death.
This article defines what a close living relative is..
This article explains how to request the ordinance
All the best0