Thanks so much. I will try this.
From: Kate Redford
Sent: Wednesday, March 31, 2010 9:02 PM
Subject: RE: [FHCNET] Legacy submissions
I have been able to request legacy for some of mine that had only "unknown
contributor plus a number sequence". Go to the Help Center in nFS and look
at KD253faq0506 Also see ID Document 102884. It took about 48 hours for me
to get a reply. I hope this works for you.
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Sent: Wednesday, March 31, 2010 12:34 PM
Subject: [FHCNET] Legacy submissions
I am hoping someone can help me.
I am going through my data base and comparing those that I show need
ordinances to those on nFS. I see ordinances completed or in progress or
reserved. Obviously I am checking for duplicates and merging or unmerging
I have quite a few that show in progress on nFS. These most often have
baptism/confirmation done. These initial ordinances are years old. If I
can, I am contacting the contributor to see if they need help accomplishing
the work. This has opened a wonderful dialog of sharing. Sometimes these
older cases are a result of the name extraction program. I contact the help
desk and within a week or so the individual is released and I can do the
HOWEVER there are some that show in progress, the initial ordinance dates
are 10 to 11 years old, the contributor is not identified except with a name
and number. These are legacy contributions. When I click on the name/number
I get a popup that says this was contributed to the A/F or PRF and I can
declare myself as the the contributor. Obviously I am not the contributor.
If I lied and declared that I am the contributor, I would get ALL the work
this person has done and I don't want that. (either the lying or the
tangled mess this would cause)
Question: How can we or is there a way to get these ordinances done? All
that I can see are American/Canadian/English names. The contributor is
probably someone in one of those three countries and thus distance is
probably not a huge factor in not getting the work done. My supposition for
the work not being done are:
1. The contributor died or is ill
2. The contributor lost interest
3. The contributor didn't know his/her responsibility is to see that ALL the
ordinances are complete. ( I see a lot of this with my ward members)
4. The work did get done, but the scanning wasn't working the day the work
was done, thus it wasn't recorded. ( That happened to a few of mine)
5. The cards are in a box under someone's bed, in a storage unit, in the
attic. (I have one ward member who was given a stack of cards at least 6
years ago by a relative who did the research and wants him to do the work
and he put them in a shoebox and says when he is old he'll get around to it.
He is in his 70s and has early Alzheimer's so I doubt it will ever get done)
If there is nothing that can be done at this time, are the programmers
working on something to help in the future.
I'd hate to meet these folks in the hereafter and say to them: "I knew you
and I knew you needed your ordinances, but my hands were tied."
I know this issue must be prevalent. Are we just ignoring those poor souls
who are waiting?
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