Who You Can Do Ordinances For
You are responsible to submit names of the following individuals:
- Immediate family members
- Direct-line ancestors (parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, and so on, and their families).
You may also submit the names of the following individuals:
- Biological, adoptive, and foster family lines connected to your family.
- Collateral family lines (uncles, aunts, cousins, and their families).
- Descendants of your ancestors.
- Your own descendants.
- Possible ancestors, meaning individuals who have a probable family relationship that cannot be verified because the records are inadequate, such as those who have the same last name and resided in the same small geographic area as your known ancestors.
Do not submit the following individuals unless you are related to them:
- Famous people.
- Those gathered from unapproved extraction projects.
- Jewish Holocaust victims. Members can do the ordinances for these people only under the following conditions:
- They are an immediate family member of the deceased (defined as parents, spouse, children or siblings).
- Or they have permission of all living immediate family members.
- Or they have the permission of the closest living relative if no immediate family members are living.
Persons Born within the Last 110 Years
To do ordinances for a deceased person who was born in the last 110 years, the following requirements must be met.
- The person must have been deceased for at least one year.
- You must either be one of the closest living relatives, or you must obtain permission from one of the closest living relatives. If you are not a spouse, child, parent, or sibling of the deceased, please obtain permission from one of the closest living relatives before doing the ordinances. The closest living relatives are an undivorced spouse (the spouse to whom the individual was married when he or she died), an adult child, a parent, or a brother or sister.
Verbal approval is acceptable. Family members should work together to determine when the ordinances will be done and who will do them.
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