If you have a free LDS account in the Ancestry.com websie, people in your Ancestry.com family tree can be associated with those found in your FamilySearch tree and their names can be submitted to the temple for ordinance work. This way, as you are working on your Family Tree within Ancestry.com, you don’t have to switch back and forth between programs.
After you sign into your Ancestry.com account, you can then sign in to your FamilySearch account so as to see the temple ordinance status for any individual. You can then submit those names for temple work.
In Profile view, the FamilySearch tree icon will indicate what to do next:
Click on Sign in to FamilySearch.
A pop-up window opens allowing you to sign in to FamilySearch with your LDS Account login.
Enter your user name and password and click on Sign In.
As soon as you are signed in, the Profile view in Ancestry.com now shows the ordinance status for this individual.
If the temple work has not been completed, and enough data is available to submit a name, the FamilySearch tree icon will be followed by Request. Click on Request (or the little down arrow next to it) and a drop-down menu will appear with several options.
Select Request – View ordinance details and a new pop-up window will open allowing you to compare the Ancestry.com and the FamilySearch records for this individual so you can make any needed updates, or to Continue with ordinance request.
Clicking on Continue with ordinance request will open a new tab or window of the FamilySearch ordinance page for this individual. Select Request Ordinances as you would normally in FamilySearch.
A new pop-up opens and you will see the status of all ordinances for this individual and may proceed to select and request ordinances as desired. You can generate a printed page to take to the temple where they will print family file cards you can immediately do ordinance work for!
The nice thing about having the option to request ordinances within your Ancestry.com account is that the status is updated in both FamilySearch and Ancestry.com accounts. This is especially helpful when you are researching within Ancestry.com and want to submit names. I was doing this the other day when my son wanted to take a family file to the temple for baptism and I was scrambling to quickly find a new name to submit. Ancestry.com had the needed records to expand my tree and by being synchronized with FamilySearch, I was able to quickly print out an ordinance request for a new individual that my son took to the temple, had a card printed and did the baptism for, all within a three hours, start to finish!