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by greggo
Fri Dec 09, 2016 9:49 am
Forum: Directory
Topic: Purpose of Household Name field
Replies: 7
Views: 380

Re: Purpose of Household Name field

Again, even in these cases, I don't see the need for a separate field, as the records are already linked and can pull the head of household's last name to be sorted under. (Actually I probably should use the term surname instead of last name, as in some countries they order their given name last). I...
by greggo
Fri Dec 09, 2016 9:08 am
Forum: Directory
Topic: Purpose of Household Name field
Replies: 7
Views: 380

Re: Purpose of Household Name field

I had forgotten that the household name transfers with the record. It would be good to know what the designers were thinking this field should be used for. There was only one time when I edited the content of this field. We had a sister in a single member household move into our unit with a differen...
by greggo
Fri Dec 09, 2016 8:17 am
Forum: Directory
Topic: Purpose of Household Name field
Replies: 7
Views: 380

Re: Purpose of Household Name field

Thank you russellhltn. I understood that was the case. But I don't understand why a separate editable field is needed. Household members are already linked to the Head of House - and his or her last name would be the name of the household - if this is the only purpose. My thought was to maybe use th...
by greggo
Thu Dec 08, 2016 1:53 pm
Forum: Directory
Topic: Purpose of Household Name field
Replies: 7
Views: 380

Purpose of Household Name field

I'm wondering what the purpose of the household name field is. I was thinking it could be used to link multiple households with the same address (multiple generations of adults, etc.). Would it make sense to do this? Of course, there could be several household groupings with the same last name, so i...
by greggo
Thu Nov 03, 2016 7:19 am
Forum: Getting Started for New Clerks
Topic: Create a new record for a newborn baby
Replies: 17
Views: 4447

Re: Create a new record for a newborn baby

What's missing from this discussion is when should a record for a child under age 8 be created (Handbook 1: 13.6.2). Church leaders are not supposed to just create records for children under age 8. They are created after the child is blessed or after the parents give permission. For a record to be c...
by greggo
Thu Sep 18, 2014 10:16 am
Forum: Leader and Clerk Resources
Topic: Generating lists from quarterly report
Replies: 14
Views: 1879

Generating lists from quarterly report

It's been a number of years since I regularly participated in these forums, so I apologize if this question has already been answered, and I just can't find it. I seem to recall that there used to be an easy way to get lists of those used in the "denominator" number (no. of families, Mel P...
by greggo
Fri Dec 21, 2012 11:00 am
Forum: Directory
Topic: Nonmember Spouse Maiden Name
Replies: 1
Views: 197

Nonmember Spouse Maiden Name

I have been reviewing the website directory export file and found inconsistent data that I haven't been able to explain (I suspect the data on the website itself shows the same, but I haven't thoroughly reviewed that). In cases where the wife of a member is a nonmember, it sometimes lists the spouse...
by greggo
Mon Dec 03, 2012 11:05 am
Forum: Local Unit Finance
Topic: Ward Missionary Fund Balance
Replies: 11
Views: 4781

I have yet to experience a couple serving from our ward under the new policy regarding housing costs. Will you explain how this works, and how it is the same/different than for the young missionaries under the equalized system? My understanding (at least before the new policy) is that couples are re...
by greggo
Fri Nov 30, 2012 11:01 am
Forum: LDS.org Website
Topic: e-mail Management
Replies: 2
Views: 260

e-mail Management

The info I'm looking for has probably already been posted, but I was not able to locate it. From what I've been able to ascertain, there are potentially seven e-mail addresses that can be associated with a given member. From one's LDS account: 1. Primary e-mail 2. Alternate e-mail 3. Ward Directory ...
by greggo
Tue Nov 13, 2012 11:07 am
Forum: Getting Started for New Clerks
Topic: Adding Home / Visiting Teaching on Lds.org
Replies: 13
Views: 1772

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