Taking a family name to the temple using FamilySearch Family Tree has always included the step of printing a Family Ordinance Request (FOR) form. The FOR was then taken to the temple office where a temple worker used it to print out family ordinance cards, which were then used for ordinance work. As a result of a new collaboration between the Temple and Family History departments, all temple patrons are now able to print out family ordinance cards at home, cutting out that extra step and making the temple experience simpler.
How It Works:
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Printing your own family ordinance cards follows the same process you have likely followed in the past to print out an FOR. From the Temple Reservations page, you simply select the check box next to the name of the person for whom you would like to print the cards, and then click the blue Print button that activates at the top of the page.
From the drop-down menu, select Print Temple Cards, and follow the on-screen prompts
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I still print a FOR and have family ordinance cards printed at the temple?
Currently, the ability to print a FOR from home and have family ordinance cards printed using the old format is still available. The old formatted family ordinance cards will be phased out as the transition to the new family ordinance cards process is complete. When this is complete, the option to generate a FOR will no longer be supported. We expect this transition to be completed in late 2016.
Do I need to print my family ordinance cards on thicker card stock paper?
There is no need to print on card stock quality paper. The temple will accept new family ordinance cards that are printed on standard white printer paper. Once the cards are printed, you can take them directly to the temple to perform the ordinances.
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