Step 5 – Take Names To The Temple

“All of our vast family history endeavor is directed to temple work. There is no other purpose for it. The temple ordinances become the crowning blessings the Church has to offer.” — President Gordon B. Hinckley, The Ensign, May 1998, page 88.

New FamilySearch is the amazing new program produced by the Church to help you easily submit the names of your deceased ancestors for temple work.  It’s a special website available on the Internet — so you can do everything you need right from home.

How To Perform The Temple Work For Your Ancestors

From the comfort of your home using New FamilySearch:

a)  Start connecting your family.
b)  Check to see who needs temple ordinances.
c)  Select the individuals whose ordinances you want to reserve or perform.
d)  Print a Family Ordinance Request for the ordinances you want to do now.
e)  Then…smile, take the Family Ordinance Request to the Temple, and perform the Temple ordinances (if you don’t want to do the work yourself, just click a button and the Temple handles the rest).

It couldn’t be easier.

Instruction on How To Use New FamilySearch

You’ll find a nice walk-through at the New FamilySearch site in our Help Center:


That’s it.  You’ve finished the High Point 5-Step!

You’re registered on New FamilySearch, you’ve organized your stuff, you’ve got your Internet browser set up, you know how to research your family, and you know how to easily submit names for temple work.

We hope we’ve helped make Family History easy, fun and enjoyable for you by giving you the tools and instruction you need — and we wish you Godspeed and great success as you provide saving ordinances for your ancestors and their families.  And we know you’ll receive the guidance of the Spirit as you prayerfully engage in this great saving work.

And, don’t forget, if you need any help at all, there’s a Family History Consultant in your ward standing by, ready to help you.  Don’t hesitate to call on them.

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Now, one last thought: the Lord will open doors and help us in our family history work — after we have done all we can do.

“If we will go forward with the research work the way will be opened on the right and on the left. You will be astonished to find avenues open. The dead know where their records are, so you are to search until you have gone as far as you can. When you have done all you can do and have reached the limit, what will happen? As always in the past, man’s extremity is God’s opportunity. The Lord never helps us while we can help ourselves. This is our day. We don’t expect Him to do miraculous things that we can do ourselves. When we have done our utmost, then will come God’s opportunity.” — Elder Melvin J. Ballard, “The Inspiration of Temple Work.” The Utah Genealogical and Historical Magazine, Vol. 23, October, 1932, pp. 148-149

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