LDS leaders ask members to learn Family History policies

Church leaders are asking Latter-day Saints to learn and better understand the Church’s family history policies on submitting names for temple ordinances.

The conditions of use for the website were set in place “for reasons of common sense, reasons of doctrine and reasons of respect,” said Dennis C. Brimhall, managing director of the Church’s Family History Department.

Church leaders are reminding members that searching out their family and preparing names for work to be done in the temple is a privilege that could be restricted if policies are not followed.
The conditions are simple and straightforward. “Users should not submit the names of nonrelated persons for vicarious temple ordinances, including names of celebrities or famous people, or those gathered from unapproved extraction projects,” according to the terms all users must accept every time they log onto the site.