Originally Posted by FamilyHistoryGeek
Does anyone know of a good source, book or site, of how to get names ready for the temple?
Say, for example, I have an ancestor, call him Fred Mertz (in honor of the guy from the I Love Lucy show).
I don't know if Fred's work has been done.
How do I find out if his work has been done?
If it hasn't been done, what info is required for submission?
Once I have all the info required, where do I send it to?
I'm looking for a book that answers these questions. Or maybe a website.
Be sure that you have the correct Fred Mertz. The one married to Ethyl and not to Evelyn.
Verify every piece of data you get. No matter 'how reliable the source'. Unless you witnessed it and wrote the information down as it happened, don't rely on it being correct.
Don't use Grandma or Mom as reliable sources either. Take their information and then get the official copies to back them up.
Here is a site that explains this better: My Plea for More Citation of Primary Sources
Some more web sites to get help and/or information:
Census Finder- Free Census Records: Census Finder - Free Census Records Online
Census Online: Census Online - 45,772 Links to Online Census Records
English Research on the Internet: Egnlish Research on the Interent
FamilySearch.org: FamilySearch.org - Family History and Genealogy Records
National Association of Counties|Find a County: NACo | Find a County
Land Record Reference: Land Record Reference
Go to your Family History Center and get their help. It is free, it is accurate and they LOVE doing it!