5 October 2009
To: Priesthood leaders, family history center directors, and family history consultants in selected stakes in Utah
Beginning on Monday, October 12, 2009, Church members in your stake may begin using the new.familysearch.org Web site to prepare ancestral names for temple ordinances. No additional notice will be sent to priesthood leaders or members of the Church in your stake concerning this release date.
Church members in the Mount Timpanogos Utah Temple district should no longer take TempleReady disks to the temple for processing. Family history center directors and family history consultants have access to a conversion feature in the new.familysearch.org Web site that will allow them to upload a TempleReady submission file and print a Family Ordinance Request form for the temple. These instructions may be found on the Assist Members page of the Utah and Idaho Release section of consultant.familysearch.org. Scroll down to the Things You Should Know section of the Assist Members page, and click on the Creating an FOR from a TempleReady Disk link.
There is also important information about how to include more than one name on a Family Ordinance Request. Click on the Include more than one person on a Family Ordinance Request link, and follow the steps. If you are clearing multiple individuals or families, please do not print one individual per Family Ordinance Request. You can include up to 50 individuals on a single Family Ordinance Request form.
If you have not done so already, please complete the release preparations as instructed on the Utah and Idaho Release section of the consultant.familysearch.org Web site prior to the release to your stake. This will greatly benefit your preparation to help members to use the new.familysearch.org Web site as part of the new process for preparing ancestral names for the temple. Please contact FamilySearch Support by e-mail or phone if you have any questions or problems.
Thank you for your support of temple and family history work.
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