new-way-find-cousinsFinding names for the temple is now easier than ever by viewing your family tree from a different angle.

Visit the Descendancy view of Family Tree to see which of your cousins are ready for temple work. Then reserve names today.

With the new “descendancy view” on FamilySearch, it’s now easier than ever to find a name to submit for temple work. You can find your cousins using these 5 easy steps:

  1.  Sign in to and go to the Family Tree.
  2. Change the tree view to the fan chart.
  3. Select a family member from the outer ring on the fan and place that person in the home position.
  4. Change the tree view to descendancy, and then click to show 4 generations.
  5. Look for green temple tags that indicate that ordinances may be needed for the displayed cousins. Work your way around the outer ring of the fan, and when finished, move back one generation and repeat steps 3-5.

You can also fill out a My Family: Stories That Bring Us Together booklet and add photos and stories to

Watch the video below about how this tool can help you expand the branches of your family tree to find cousins that need saving temple ordinances.


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