1410Re: [AQ_NFS] ? on Reserving Ordinances
- Jul 30 3:22 PMIn addition, it is up to each member to make sure that the ordinance
work hasn't been already performed because there are two or more
instances of the same name, marriage, and so on.
In looking through the thread of this discussion, it appears that
Kathy is expecting the names for which temple work has not been done
to magically appear in the list. That won't happen, mainly because the
member must request the work be performed, after making sure
everything is correct.
Many years ago, shortly after the Ancestral file was released, I heard
a member of our Stake Presidency get up and talk about how wonderful
it was that he could go through Ancestral File records and find those
members of his family who could have work done for them.
Unfortunately, he didn't bother checking to see if the work had
already been done. He was depending upon the family files that were
submitted to create the ancestral file as his _only_ source. He
presumed that everything was ready.
That's a huge mistake and one that no responsible member should ever
make. Even if you trust the material in Family Tree, the fact remains
that Family Tree records are _not_ primary or even secondary sources.
At best, they can be used as guides to locating validating records,
but they should never be trusted as a valid source of information
until they have been fully and completely documented.
We had a saying at the mission: Family History without documentation
is fiction. The new Family Tree makes it easy to search for existing
information in the Indexed records of FamilySearch and attach them to
individual records, thus validating the information that is available.
The first and foremost responsibility is to prove the record is
correct and to document what you did to prove it. LDS have a
reputation among the professional genealogical community of being very
sloppy and that the records are not trustworthy unless they are
On Tue, 30 Jul 2013 10:36:00 -0600, you wrote:
>I have never seen the ORTS bring in names on its own. Advanced Focus/Filter
>will show you the qualified names for ordinances but you have to send them
>to ordinance reservation yourself. Sorry I don't know anything about it
>Sent: Monday, July 29, 2013 8:40 PM
>Subject: Re: [AQ_NFS] ? on Reserving Ordinances
>I understand what you are saying.
>My question was, why is it not showing me more than the original batch of
>38 who were processed? Shouldn't it be showing me all those who are
>qualified for work like it did with the first 38?
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