When a deceased person in FamilySearch Family Tree doesn’t have enough information to qualify for ordinances, FamilySearch now tells you what information is needed.
More than 20 factors can trigger the “Needs More Information” ordinance status to appear, which means it can be hard for you to figure out what’s missing.
What the “Needs More Information” Status Looks Like
On the tree, the “Needs More Information” status shows up this way:
The ordinance icon for “Needs More Information” is a white box with a gray, dotted line, like this: . This icon appears on the summary card and on the LDS Ordinances section of the details.
Seeing What Information Needs to Be Added
When you see that a person needs more information, you have two ways to find out exactly what information is needed.
- On the person’s summary card, put your mouse pointer over the ordinance status to see an explanation. If the status is “Needs More Information,” a message now tells you what information is needed.
2. In the LDS Ordinances section of the person’s details, the information appears right beneath the ordinance status.