Members Submitting This Year

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Members Submitting This Year

Postby pinemtn » Sat Jan 09, 2021 6:40 pm

On the Family History Activity Report, what is the basis for the Members Submitting This Year? What is being measured? Is it the number of members who have added people to their FamilySearch Temple file?

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Re: Members Submitting This Year

Postby davesudweeks » Sat Jan 09, 2021 9:33 pm

I believe it counts members who printed an ordinance card or submitted a name to the temple. I don't believe it counts members who merely added a name to the familySearch tree. I don't think it counts members who have reserved names for temple work (unless they print the card or submit to the temple).

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Re: Members Submitting This Year

Postby sbradshaw » Mon Jan 11, 2021 1:12 pm

davesudweeks wrote:I believe it counts members who printed an ordinance card or submitted a name to the temple. I don't believe it counts members who merely added a name to the familySearch tree. I don't think it counts members who have reserved names for temple work (unless they print the card or submit to the temple).

This is correct, as far as I understand. "Submitting" a name for temple work means either printing it or sharing it with the temple. These numbers will likely be lower than expected in 2020, not because people weren't doing family history, but because temples were closed. I have some family names ready for temple work, but I haven't printed them yet, so they won't count when it comes to the Members Submitting report for 2020.
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Re: Members Submitting This Year

Postby davesudweeks » Mon Jan 11, 2021 4:22 pm

I have some waiting as well. But with the Ordinances Ready feature in FamilySearch (and on the app), there is now no reason for anyone to hold on to any family names unless they are personally significant. In the past, once they were submitted to the temple, that was it - they were untouchable. Now, as long as a temple has not printed the cards, you can take them back and do the work. It's a great blessing!


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