Take a Name LDS Family History App Reviews

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Best of its kind

This app has been incredible. I showed everyone in my family history class this app and it really sparked a desire to take family history work to the temple simply because it is so easy to use! My favorite feature is how I can reserve temple work within this app which will then automatically transfer over to my FamilySearch account. This app blows programs like Puzzilla and Hope Chest out of the water! The problem is that these software programs are expensive and/or have an interface that arent user friendly.

Take a name

Really fantastic! Shows relationship and filters out work that has already been done! I love it!

Thousands of hours of work done in a few minutes!

Wow. Great app. Works so fast. I’ve seen it find ancestors for people who were absolutely sure all their family work was done. Searches tens of thousands of names and finds what you are looking for. Try it. It works.

Finds names truly temple ready

This app is a godsend (literally: sent to us from God!), if you want to take a family name to the temple! Before I go to the temple, I open this app, which finds me a temple ready name from my family. I hit print, stop by the printer to pick up my name slip on my way out the door, & then my temple experience is for someone in my own family tree! There is no other fam hx app that does this. Others may find names of ppl who need work done, but not Family Search certified, temple ready names. Youll love it!

The Missing Link

This App is truly the missing link between Temple Work and Genaeology. Take a Name streamlines hours of manual searching work into one neat, easy search that runs in the background! My only suggestion for improvement would be to allow for more than 100 search results - perhaps as a paid subscription? My queue is currently full as I do ordinance work that is time consuming, but I could be doing other precursory work in the meantime and would pay a monthly fee to have more or more filtered search results. Thanks for developing such an incredible tool!!

Incredible app!

Where Id felt apprehensive to begin family history, this app makes it so easy. The app does all of the work for you. Takes less than a minute to enter your login credentials and perform a search, and the app generated over 20 names and ordinances and outlined how I was related to the individuals. Very satisfying.

Simple tool

Great stuff


I found 20 names I didnt know existed! My only problem is, I wish you could do more than 20 names at a time. This app is super easy to use but it does take all day to find 20(at least for me). You can put filters on what you want it to search for and everything. Wonderful app!


What a great idea! We love it so far.

Awesome App!!!

My line has had a lot of work done. So it takes some doing to find ordinances that need to be done. Take a Name searched through 82000 records and found around 37 ordinances. An extra bonus, working on the names found by Take a Name must have alerted Family Searches algorithms to new connections for my line because right after working on the names, family search emailed me a new name as well. Ive been working with a family history missionary to make sure the names are not just duplicate records. While some were, many are legit names I can take to the temple. Well worth a try!

Great app

This app is awesome

Where have you been all my life "take a name"?

Im so excited to have this app at my finger tips to get names last minute when needed. Either going to the temple with my wife on ward temple night or doing baptisms with my son and young men. Love it!!!!

Great app!

This app is super easy to use! Its such a great concept. Within a few minutes it had found several names with multiple ordinances to be done. I would definitely recommend this app to everyone interested in taking names to the temple!


This app is so simple, it gets exactly the type of names you want, and I dont really care that I had to wait an entire day because I didnt have to leave the app on for it to work, they even make paying optional. This app is so helpful, really simple, and understands if you dont have the money. I would recommend this app to anyone doing family research. This app saved me hours upon hours of family history work. Thank you take a name for being a great app!

You can take family names now!

Painless solution to an all-too-common problem. I thought all my familys ordinances were done, but Take A Name searches TENS OF THOUSANDS of your ancestors (surprisingly quickly) and dig up ordinances that it would take you years to find. DOWNLOAD NOW.

Easy to use!!!

I love this app! I found 21 ancestors needing temple work done in 10 minutes. It is efficient and easy to use for those who may not be completely tech savvy.

Great app

This app found dozens of names that I had missed.

Think there is no lwork to do in your tree?

I am from Salt Lake City and live in Alberta. I come from pioneer lines on all sides and finding any ordinances to do is near impossible and if one pops up someone else grabs it fast. The app had to search over 2500 names before it came up with even 1 ordinance to do; in the end it searched 9,435 names and found 95 ordinances which is a thrill to someone who never gets to do family names. Glad I found it before the rest of my family or I would not have had a chance. : )) Would have never expected more than 5-10 ordinances!! Then tried it for my 84 year old mother and it searched 12,434 names and came up with 61 more ordinances!!! Didnt expect that! Thought I might have gotten them already. Great app. Worth every cent!

Works really well!

It takes a little while to find, but the names all work.

Connects to Family Search, Very easy to use, searches for you

Thank you for this app!!!! Family temple work for millennials is going to boom! It will make my life easier too when I need to grab a name before I head to the temple. Ive already got my names ready for a trip to the Houston temple next week. I LOVE that this connects straight to your Family Search account. Doesnt get any easier than this.

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