Essentially, the problem is one of series of issues caused by the continued movement of information from the new.FamilySearch.org program into the FamilySearch.org Family Tree. Apparently, information concerning the ordinance status was, in some cases, user contributed and the official membership records and official Temple records. So, if you or your family members submitted family group records or other genealogical information to FamilySearch or the Church and for any reason, the information was never added to the membership or Temple records, then with this latest development in the Family Tree, the ordinances will show up as needing to be done.
There are apparently three things that you can do if you happen to find any of these "green icons" where you know the ordinance work has been done.
- You can send a Feedback Message to FamilySearch from the link at the bottom almost every page of the website and supply them with documentation that the work has already been done and then wait for them to make the change.
- You can go ahead and re-do the ordinance.
- You can do nothing and just wait and see what happens next.
I suggest the third option is not really an option, if you do not charge of the situation and resolve the missing ordinances, then someone else will.
There is also a possibility that the "green icon" you are seeing is qualified by the 110 year rule and you must be the closest living relative as defined by the rule or have permission from a close relative to do the ordinance.
As a side note, there is a default position that if you do not know whether or not the person was BIC then you should go ahead and do the ordinance.
I appreciate any corrections or comments.