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How to obtain ordinance data

Using the following directions, Church members may obtain ordinance information on the Church's family history Web site, www.FamilySearch.org.

To access ordinance information, Church members must first sign on and register on the FamilySearch Web site. To do this, click on "Sign On" in the upper right corner. Then click on "If you are a new user, click here to register."

Members will need their membership record numbers and confirmation dates to complete the registration process. Ward and branch clerks can provide this information. If members previously registered on the FamilySearch Web site without entering their membership record number and confirmation date, they must Sign On using their existing Username and Password, and check the box "I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints." They will then enter their membership record number and confirmation date at the bottom of the "Edit My Information" page and click Save.

Once registered and signed on, a member may search for an individual's name. The ordinance information, if available, will appear with the name in the International Genealogical Index (IGI) listing. Members must be registered and signed on to the site for this information to appear, and the information will only appear in the IGI listing. The member needs only to enter his or her membership record number and confirmation date one time. Thereafter, the member may Sign On using only his or her Username and Password, and ordinance information will appear in the IGI listing.

Because the online version of the International Genealogical Index is updated regularly, all members who have access to the Internet will benefit by checking this index before submitting names to the temple for ordinance work.

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