Thursday, March 15, 2012

Policies for Submitting Names for Temple Ordinances

The following is from FamilySearch and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints


Date:       March 13, 2012

To:          Registered Users of

From:      Family History Department

Subject:  Policies for Submitting Names for Temple Ordinances

Recently, the First Presidency of the Church reiterated the policies, first stated in 1995, concerning the submitting of names for proxy temple ordinances. As a user of the system ( where temple ordinances are cleared and submitted, you should follow these important policies. You will find the policy letter attached to this e-mail.

In a related Church News article, Brother Dennis C. Brimhall, managing director of the Family History Department, reported that “the searching out of our family and preparing the names for the work to be done in the temple is . . . a responsibility, but it is also a privilege. That privilege is extended to the members by those who hold the keys to [do] the work. The[se] keys . . . are held by the First Presidency of the Church” (Sarah Jane Weaver, “Family History—Church Asks Members to Understand Policies,” Church News, Mar. 1, 2012). (Click here to see the article.) The First Presidency set these policies. Accordingly, the Conditions of Use for users and require compliance to the policies before you can submit names to the temple. Noncompliance by a user could mean the loss of his or her privileges to use the system.

Should you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask your local family history consultant or anyone serving at a family history center. You may also e-mail questions directly

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