Introduction and Basic Search Tools


It is important to be in the spirit when you perform the lord’s work. To this end, I would like to share with you two short videos. The first is the actual video I referred to in my e-mail where Sister and President Nelson Talk about “sacrifice” and the second is “Gatherers in the Kingdom.”

A sacrifice of Time:

Gatherers in the Kingdom:

Heavenly Father Wants His Children to Return to Him. The Atonement of Jesus Christ assures each of us that we will be resurrected and live forever. But if we are to live forever with our families in Heavenly Father’s presence, we must do all that the Savior commands us to do. This includes being baptized and confirmed and receiving the ordinances of the temple. We need to do these same ordinances for those members of the family who have gone on before us without having had these opportunities

Basic Family Search Tools

I would like to share with you a couple tools that might be useful in your search for family members that need their Temple ordinances done.  

The first is an app that runs on the Apple and Android handheld devices called “Family Tree.” I am sure most of you are familiar with this app. However, in mid September it was updated to include the ability to locate six generations of family members that need their Temple ordinances performed. This change is so new that the app update does not always work. If you do not see a temple icon in the middle of the bottom bar, delete it and re-load. Following is a video showing you how to use it.



The second app runs on a desktop or laptop PC. It s called Find-a-Record. It also will search six generations of family members for ordinance candidates A video showing you how it works follows


If you are interested in searching more than six generations of families, there are other PC software tools. The most common are “Hope Chest” and “Puzzilla” If you would like me to change this post to include these two apps, just let me know.

If you need any help, or have any comments, please let me know.

John Black

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