I would suspect this isn't the first time this question has come up but I'm having a hard time finding this information. I am a ward clerk who has been asked by a member to look into this question. Simply, the member has identified distant relatives (common ancestors at least four generations back) who are users on New FamilySearch and have submitted names for temple work. There was an e-mail address listed with one of these submitters and the member has successfully contacted that person. However, there are three or four other submitters who don't have an e-mail provided or in the case of one of the members has an e-mail listed that is no longer valid.
It looks like the work is being done in Guadalajara - perhaps it is not common or typical for members there to have regular access to e-mail - which may make the e-mail contact option in FamilySearch less-than-useful for establishing certain international collaborations.
The member in my ward would like to establish contact. Is there any way to contact members based on their FamilySearch user profiles when the members don't have any contact information listed? The member has suggested that if it isn't possible to reach the member directly (to protect their membership and contact information) that perhaps we could contact their clerk or Bishop to see if they would be open to being contacted. From my point of view, such steps would be unorthodox but I do see it as a possibility. What should I tell this member about contacting those who have not provided contact information in FamilySearch?
Little Miami Ward / Cincinnati Ohio East Stake