Ordinance Index Available on the Internet
November 2002

“Ordinance Index Available on the Internet,” Liahona, Nov. 2002, 128

Ordinance Index Available on the Internet

A new version of the FamilySearch™ Ordinance Index is available for the first time online at www.familysearch.org. This database contains a record of all completed temple ordinance work for deceased individuals. Members can access this database to verify if temple ordinance work has been done for deceased individuals before submitting names to the temple. This verification will help reduce duplicate ordinance work.

Millions of names have been added to the Ordinance Index recently, and it will be updated weekly to ensure members have current information about their ancestors.

To register and receive access to ordinance information in the online version of the Ordinance Index, Church members will need their membership record number and confirmation date. Ward and branch clerks can provide members with this information.

Members who have access to the Internet at home or through their local family history center will be able to use the online version of the Ordinance Index. Family history centers without Internet access may contact the Family and Church History Department about being connected to the Internet after receiving authorization from local priesthood leaders.