Where is POFFI?

February 23rd, 2011

I’ve run across a few people in my genealogy that had listed as the place for an LDS sealing, the acronym POFFI. After a bit of searching I found a nice discussion thread that explained it.

POFFI is the abbreviation for Office of the President. (or Presidents Office) It was used for ordinances from 1846 until 31 Dec, 1909

Prior to the erection of any Utah temples, most marriage sealings took place in the Office of the President of the Church; at that time, Brigham Young.

Some however, took place outside the Office in local congregations. They are still considered POFFI since they were performed by Brigham Young.