Take a Name Search

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Take a Name Search

Postby maeanielsen » Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:47 am

I am 84 and only partially able to do computer. After I do "Take a Name" and sign into Family Search, what do I click on to tell the computer to search for names. I know the steps for getting work done, but not the "Take A Name' program.

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Re: Take a Name Search

Postby mmcstrom » Tue Jan 01, 2019 12:58 pm

:roll: i have had take a name for free on my iPad, now I have purchased it for my iPhone. I have plunged the phone into my Mac and can't find the names. HHHeellpp! I want to print cards for temple work,

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Re: Take a Name Search

Postby davesudweeks » Tue Jan 01, 2019 1:21 pm

The Take A Name app is a third-party app (not produced by the church or by FamilySearch). There may be others on this user-to-user help forum who have experience with it, but your best resource for assistance would be from the app provider.

There are other posts on this forum with other advice when using Take A Name to identify ancestors who *MAY* be ready to be reserved for temple work. A good one to review is https://tech.lds.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=57&t=28405 which explores some of the benefits and problems with any app that simply searches your family line for names.

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Re: Take a Name Search

Postby russellhltn » Tue Jan 01, 2019 2:33 pm

Keep in mind that regardless of the app, some names may disappear without warning. If it turns out your names are duplicates of existing people, someone may combine those records. And the combined record may have all the work already done. So, the person doesn't disappear - they're still in FamilySearch. But now their work is complete and are no longer a name for the temple.
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Re: Take a Name Search

Postby drepouille » Tue Jan 01, 2019 3:40 pm

russellhltn wrote:Keep in mind that regardless of the app, some names may disappear without warning. If it turns out your names are duplicates of existing people, someone may combine those records. And the combined record may have all the work already done. So, the person doesn't disappear - they're still in FamilySearch. But now their work is complete and are no longer a name for the temple.


Absolutely true. I often merge duplicate records, causing reserved ordinances to no longer be necessary. This also happens when I record a death date for a child who died before the age of 8, eliminating the need for some ordinances. I figure I can do much more "temple work" using these methods than I could sitting through numerous (duplicate) ordinances.
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Re: Take a Name Search

Postby sbradshaw » Thu Jan 03, 2019 7:40 am

FamilySearch now has their own tool called Ordinances Ready that works similarly to Take a Name, but is more integrated and supported by FamilySearch.
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