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"Ordinances Ready" Improvement Suggestion

Hello! The site is wonderful. doing the work is infinitely easier with this great tool.
I have one important request for "Ordinances Ready."
Can we please have the option to choose a search for ordinances already requested and for new ordinances not yet reserved by us? The system is set to search for names requested until those names ordinances are performed. It would be great have the choice to search for more available ordinances for new names.
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    The Ordinances Ready feature is for a one time temple trip.

    If you already have ordinances in your reservation list, then the tool will pull from those ordinances, as they need to be done - and you already have them reserved.

    If you have shared with the shared family file (temple file), the tool will then pull from those ordinances, as they need to be done - and you already have them reserved.

    If there are no reservations by you, then the tool will look for a name in the share family file (temple file) where you are related to that individual. It then puts that name on your list and you have 3 months to complete the ordinance or the name reverts back to it's place in the prior list.

    If there are no shared names related to you, then the tool selects a relation from the Tree (green temple) if available and allows you to reserve to complete the ordinance.

    If none of these are available, the tool will select a name from the shared family file (temple file) where there is no relation. You will have 3 months to complete this work.

    The Ordinances Ready feature is not intended for you to add more names to your reservation list. It is to help get the ordinances done that are either already reserved by you or by others.

    If you'd like more names on your reservation list, I suggest that you do some research on one of your ancestors (3rd or 4th great grandparent) and document and add all of their descendants to the Family Tree.

    There are just over 1 Billion people currently recorded in the Family Tree. And yet estimates are that there have been 110 Billion people who have lived on Earth. Where are the other 109 Billion people? They are currently trapped in records that are easily accessible to us - we just need to add them to the Tree.
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  • Hi Amy, yes I know.
    If a person is all caught up with baptisms in their reserve list, the ordinance ready feature will seek and pull new names deep in your family tree that might otherwise go unnoticed.
    After doing a large batch of baptisms I used the Ordinance Ready feature and it pulled up 5 new names deep in my tree from the 16th and 17th centuries who themselves had green lights as well as a lot of their children.
    This made a small dent in the 110 billion.
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  • Ordinance Ready is not a reservation tool. While it reserves names for you, it is on a time-limited basis. After 90 days, the names you have "grabbed" using the feature are returned to where they came from.

    The order in which the names are pulled are listed in the article at https://www.familysearch.org/ask/sale....

    Again, Ordinances Ready is not a reservation tool. It is designed for a one-time trip to the temple and is related to the gender of the patron using the tool. That is, for me, the tool will only pull male names and only from those to whom I have a relationship.

    There is another discussion asking for some additional options, including being able to reject any pulled name because we have determined that additional information is needed to validate the name and dates, or our relationship to that person. Many names have been reserved without being sourced or with solid dates. Another requested option is to be able to pull names for my spouse from my own lines.

    The idea of wanting to reserve (find) more names with a tool like Ordinances Ready is not a good one. For one thing, the only time it works with finding names is when it runs out of relatives whose proxy ordinances have been reserved by you or shared with the temples by someone else. No shortcuts (always a bad thing with Family History research) with the Ordinances Ready.

    It is my understanding that the tool was implemented by FamilySearch under the direction of the temple department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
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  • Quite right. It's not a reservation tool. It's a tool that can help locate ready names you might have trouble seeing without a long dig.
    The entire genealogy and submission system is trust driven with responsibly on the person printing, sharing the ordinances etc...
    Have the Temple Ready Tool a bit more able wouldn't change anything as far as what the living can and can't do. It's common sense that when you locate a "ready" name you check things out before printing or sharing.
    The answer to my improvement suggestion is to create another button called "Almost Ready," or something of the sort to differentiate it from the existing options. It could be followed up, just like merging duplicates is, with a warning.
    It's a good idea. We might disagree. That's OK. I do see your points.
    We can probably all agree, the family search site is good. Compared with the old days is great. I would add to this, what is it today with its potential or compared with where it can go?
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