New is About Families & Temple Work

by Larry Richman on January 29, 2010

Think the new FamilySearch is all about searching through complicated census records, death indexes, or birth certificates? It’s not an original research tool, like the original FamilySearch Web site ( What you’ll find at is a site where you can build your personal family tree and prepare names for temple ordinances.

The new FamilySearch is the new version of Temple Ready. It lets you locate or add names of family members who need temple work done, then process and print a family ordinance request right on your home computer.

The names found on new FamilySearch are those that have already been submitted to the Church–correctly or incorrectly–in some form or another. The 1.3 billion records come from temple ordinance records (like the International Genealogical Index), Church computerized databases (like Ancestral File and Pedigree Resource File), Church extraction programs, Church membership records, and information entered directly into the system by users.

What you can now do is verify and correct the information, link your ancestors into a massive family tree of all mankind, and get their temple work done. What makes it cool is that you’re no longer working alone–this is a collaborative effort with every other member of the Church. You can see what the entire church community has done and tie your line into everyone else’s.

Therefore, use the new FamilySearch to build your family tree and clear names for temple work. Continue to use the original FamilySearch for original research.  

This new site is now accessible to all LDS Church members, except 5 temple districts in Asia. You’ll need your membership number and confirmation date to create an account. Before long, a new feature called Family Tree will allow the general public to build, share, manage, collaborate, and preserve their family histories online.

Learn more about FamilySearch in an article on MormonTimes.

{ 34 comments… read them below or add one }

Garrett Johnson January 29, 2010 at 10:32 am

Wow. That’s awesome!

Brian Hall January 29, 2010 at 3:11 pm

This is fantastic.

Susana O. Agustin August 15, 2010 at 7:39 am

Wow, this is an amazing works of “God”…

Al Vieira August 27, 2010 at 5:07 pm

Gods work has to keep going for ever

larrydalecrawford November 24, 2010 at 11:38 pm

I am learning to use this computer and hope I don’t mess up. I’ve been doing newfamilysearch. I am a latter day saint. I am a beginner in working with the church programs on the internet.Thanks’ Larry Crawford Sr.

Susan D. Olmstead January 30, 2011 at 5:44 pm

Hello out there. I have enjoyed doing my, “Family Tree’” for many years. If there is anyone who belongs to this line, I would love to here from you and exchange information. Send me a line. Thanks, Sue

Diane Nelson January 31, 2011 at 11:17 am

I have an LDS account registration that was completed that was completed on January 14, 2011. But I do not know how to get into the system, I want to get into the But I can’t bring it up on my computer. Please help me.

Marvel Irvine March 11, 2011 at 1:22 pm

I was on New Family search two or three years ago. I got discouraged because I put in information and it came up wrong and I couldn’t correct it. I would like to try again and I go on and it says my computer is not large enough but my computer is new. What is wrong?

Astrid Rasmine Murrison April 14, 2011 at 1:46 am

I have an LDS account registration that was completed 18.05 2008 But haven’t be able to bring the up the last week can your help me

ldsWebguy April 14, 2011 at 8:18 pm


Go to, and it gives several options to recover your password. If that doesn’t work, you can contact the support team at

Lilani Arsecularatne Wijetunge June 27, 2011 at 11:43 pm

I am member of the LDS church. Got registered too. How can I find out the work I have already done in the temple for my family? How can I submit more names?

Alipate July 15, 2011 at 9:14 pm

I like to work on my family history

yolbaculao September 19, 2011 at 7:20 am

i learn this life through our Savior Jesus Christ

yolbaculao September 19, 2011 at 7:23 am

I learn this life through our Savior Jesus Christ, I love My Savior Jesus Christ

Virginia Brotherson September 22, 2011 at 9:26 pm

How do I get into through google?

Larry Richman September 22, 2011 at 10:49 pm

Virginia, you don’t need to use Google to get to In the address bar at the top of your screen (where you see “”), just type in “”

Alipate September 29, 2011 at 1:35 pm

I am happy to join again the family search i enjoy working on it to find out my family and know my relatives in other places not only that but I am help on Lord work. Sometime it makes me feel unworthy when I do nothing.Please help me continue on.

Margaret A Peck October 10, 2011 at 8:13 am

I cannot get into with my user name or password no matter how I try ..WHAT IS WRONG .I am a member of the church too

Larry Richman October 10, 2011 at 7:16 pm

Margaret, you can call the help line at 800-453-3860, extension 24357 and they can help you get logged on.

uvajeanniewadsworth February 25, 2012 at 9:41 am

searching for my mothers records of ordinances

Margaret Rasmussen March 17, 2012 at 2:46 pm

I can’t get into my Please help me!

Margaret Rasmussen March 17, 2012 at 2:47 pm

I’ve never had any trouble before. I really need to use it.

Janice A. Wedervang June 25, 2012 at 11:28 pm

I am having trouble getting into New Family Search. Why? Thank you.

Larry Richman June 27, 2012 at 11:01 pm

Janice, you can read the answers to common problems at

Or you can see page for information on how to content them by message or phone.

Sandra Julander July 3, 2012 at 7:04 pm

I have used for years but now I can’t find it. Please instruct me.

Sandra Nizetich November 5, 2012 at 11:58 am

I’ve been indexing for about a month, and last week I was not able to sign-in. When I ask for “forgot my password” it says that it sent me an email but I have not received that email. I’ve tried about 10 times. Please help me, I want to keep indexing. Thank You, Sandi

Larry Richman November 6, 2012 at 12:56 pm

Sandi, you can call 800-453-3860, ext 24357 and they can help you.

armandina ortega January 24, 2013 at 10:01 am

espanol por favor) quiero actulizar mitrabajo genealogico y agregar nombres para temple ready pero no puedo entrar desde mi nueva computadora en casa en la capilla tambie se dificulta aun con los datos correctos muchos se desaniman yo opinno que esta parte nesecita mas atencio de nuestros lideres de barrio como nos pueden ayudar? en verdad quero continuar este trabajo …..

Larry Richman January 24, 2013 at 6:40 pm


gracias por escribirnos. Si tiene un consultor de historia familiar, puede consultar con el or ella. Si no, puede llamar al centro de historia familiar. Vease

albert burl pittman October 1, 2013 at 2:36 pm

how to acess new family search .org cannot open it states go to home page change profile how to get to home page. thanks albert

ELLE KILLIAN February 11, 2014 at 8:04 am

I NEED TO GET IN TO THE OLD(NEW FAMILY SEARCH ) PROGRAM. MY USER NAME (xxxxxxxx) pasaword (xxxxxxxx) can you help ?

Larry Richman February 11, 2014 at 9:31 am


Go to, and click Help in the top right corner. That gives you a phone number or you can chat online to get the help you need.

PS: For security, I’ve blanked out your username and password from your comment above. Once you log in, please change your password.


Deanne M. Bond July 16, 2014 at 7:29 pm
Larry Richman July 17, 2014 at 1:24 am


You can’t bring up Family Tree on You have to go to and then click Family Tree at the top of the page.


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