Mormon Genealogy

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''[[Principles of Family History Research|Principles of Family History Research]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Use the Information|Step 5. Use the Information]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Mormon_Genealogy|Mormon Genealogy]]''  
  
Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are encouraged to submit information about their deceased family members in order to provide temple ordinances for them. For an explanation of this belief see [http://www.lds.org/temples/familyhistory/0,11267,1906-1,00.html Temples and Family History].  
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This page gives instructions for those who are LDS.&nbsp;<br>
  
If you are a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, your ward family history consultant or a staff member at a family history center can assist you.&nbsp;A website called&nbsp;New FamilySearch&nbsp;is available to you on your home computer via the internet and also at [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/FHC/frameset_fhc.asp family history centers]. It greatly simplifies the process of submitting names to the temple. You can enter names and other genealogical data directly onto the website. When you are reasonably certain about the information, you can print out a Family Ordinance Request (FOR) on your home printer.  Take the FOR to the family file department at the temple.  There, the temple workers, using your FOR, will print out the pink, blue, and tan ordinances cards, which you utilize at the temple to perform sacred ordinances in behalf of your deceased ancestors.
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Many resources are available to help LDS Church members know what steps to take after they have done their research, including:
  
When the temple ordinances are completed for your ancestor, that information will appear in your ancestor's record on New FamilySearch. It may also be added to the [[International Genealogical Index (IGI)|''International Genealogical Index'']] at the older FamilySearch website. New FamilySearch's central file of completed temple ordinances helps limit duplication of research and ordinances by allowing researchers to know what work has already been done. It is an excellent way to share the results of your research.  
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*'''Local Ward family history consultants''', neighbors who can introduce you to the basics of getting started on research, and temple names preparation.
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*'''[[Introduction to LDS Family History Centers|Family History Centers]] ''' are branches of the Family History Library with access to selected family history research resources and more experienced genealogists.
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*[http://new.familysearch.org '''New FamilySearch'''], a free Internet family tree program that can be used to help research and record information about ancestors in the comfort of your own home. It is also the main tool used to help submit ancestors' names for temple ordinances.
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*'''Online lessons ''' about&nbsp;[http://lds.org/youth/family-history/discover?lang=eng how to use New FamilySearch] to submit family names for temple ordinances.'''<br>'''
  
For instructions on how to submit names for temple work, see ''A Member's Guide to Temple and Family History Work'' (94697), available from your ward family history consultant or [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/FHC/frameset_fhc.asp family history center]. To see this guide on the Internet, [http://www.lds.org/ldsorg/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=7b2a5f74db46c010VgnVCM1000004d82620aRCRD&locale=0&sourceId=9b958c8fd6c20110VgnVCM100000176f620a____ click here].<br>
 
  
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Note:&nbsp;The beliefs of members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints about family history research and temples are explained in:
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*"[http://www.lds.org/manual/members-guide-to-temple-and-family-history-work/chapter-1-the-purpose-of-temple-and-family-history-work?lang=eng Chapter 1: The Purpose of Temple and Family History Work]," in&nbsp;''Member’s Guide to Temple and Family History Work'', (2009).
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Principles of Family History Research Gotoarrow.png Step 5. Use the Information Gotoarrow.png Mormon Genealogy

This page gives instructions for those who are LDS. 

Many resources are available to help LDS Church members know what steps to take after they have done their research, including:

  • Local Ward family history consultants, neighbors who can introduce you to the basics of getting started on research, and temple names preparation.
  • Family History Centers are branches of the Family History Library with access to selected family history research resources and more experienced genealogists.
  • New FamilySearch, a free Internet family tree program that can be used to help research and record information about ancestors in the comfort of your own home. It is also the main tool used to help submit ancestors' names for temple ordinances.
  • Online lessons about how to use New FamilySearch to submit family names for temple ordinances.



Note: The beliefs of members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints about family history research and temples are explained in: