“TempleReady Upgrade Released,” Ensign, June 2001, 79
A new version of TempleReady and an update of the International Genealogical Index (IGI) are now in Church Family History Centers.
The new TempleReady 2.0 software for Windows® helps members prepare names for submission to temples. The IGI is an index of all previously performed ordinance work. With this update of 62 million names, the massive library now contains some 347 million names on more than 60 CDs. TempleReady’s last upgrade was in 1997.
In order to prevent duplication, TempleReady compares names being submitted with the 347 million names of those for whom ordinance work has already been done. It then saves the names to a separate file for temple work of those for whom the work has not been done. The new version will also update the user’s Personal Ancestral File if it finds that work for someone on the file has already been done.
Another new feature is a built-in tutorial that teaches how to use the program and the Family History Center. TempleReady is now distributed in English, Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, and Japanese.