How to get children's names to NOT show in directory

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kristinforsyth
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How to get children's names to NOT show in directory

Postby kristinforsyth » Sat Jun 29, 2013 7:43 pm

I would *really* like it if only my childrens' initials and not their full names (some have only their first name and one for some odd reason has his middle name) would be shown in the directory. If it was up to me, I would not have my children showing up at all for privacy reasons. Who do I contact to change this (I already asked at the ward level and they have no clue)...seems odd that I cannot control that in my own account. Also, just to be persnickety, I'd really like my address properly capitalized but I can't change this either. I know it appears correctly in our records, so no idea why it isn't showing up properly in my LDS.org account. Help?

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Re: How to get children's names to NOT show in directory

Postby Gary_Miller » Sat Jun 29, 2013 9:44 pm

kristinforsyth wrote:I would *really* like it if only my childrens' initials and not their full names (some have only their first name and one for some odd reason has his middle name) would be shown in the directory. If it was up to me, I would not have my children showing up at all for privacy reasons. Who do I contact to change this (I already asked at the ward level and they have no clue)...seems odd that I cannot control that in my own account.

I know of no way to completely make it so the children will not show in the directory. As far as just showing their initials. Your ward clerk could set the preferred name to only their initials as the preferred name is what shows in the on line directory. This has to be done in MLS.


kristinforsyth wrote:Also, just to be persnickety, I'd really like my address properly capitalized but I can't change this either. I know it appears correctly in our records, so no idea why it isn't showing up properly in my LDS.org account. Help?

All address corrections must be done in MLS. So have the clerk fix it in MLS.

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Re: How to get children's names to NOT show in directory

Postby russellhltn » Sat Jun 29, 2013 9:53 pm

kristinforsyth wrote:I would *really* like it if only my childrens' initials and not their full names (some have only their first name and one for some odd reason has his middle name) would be shown in the directory.

As mentioned, you can have their "preferred name" set that way, but then it will appear that way in most ward documents - including class rolls. Not just on-line.

Note that except for leaders like the stake presidency, no one outside of your ward can see your children. So that measure of privacy is already in place. You can further restrict individual contact information or even the entire household. You can find the details here
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Re: How to get children's names to NOT show in directory

Postby ehardman » Sun Jun 30, 2013 1:26 pm

On the other hand, as Stake Patriarch I would like to be able to see the children in the family listed to help in my preparation. Is there some way for me to do this?

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Re: How to get children's names to NOT show in directory

Postby russellhltn » Sun Jun 30, 2013 1:38 pm

ehardman wrote:On the other hand, as Stake Patriarch I would like to be able to see the children in the family listed to help in my preparation. Is there some way for me to do this?

There is no configuration setting.
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Re: How to get children's names to NOT show in directory

Postby mevans » Wed Jul 03, 2013 2:08 pm

ehardman wrote:On the other hand, as Stake Patriarch I would like to be able to see the children in the family listed to help in my preparation. Is there some way for me to do this?


Interesting you ask this. I seem to remember a post a while back where another patriarch had a similar request for similar reasons. You'll need to consult with your stake president. He can have the stake clerk periodically give you a stake list with the information if he approves your request.

Your stake president could also submit feedback to CHQ about a need for this if he agrees. You can submit a request for it via the feedback link found on many pages on lds.org

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Re: How to get children's names to NOT show in directory

Postby aebrown » Wed Jul 03, 2013 2:14 pm

mevans wrote:I seem to remember a post a while back where another patriarch had a similar request for similar reasons.

You're thinking of Patriarch view of Directory.


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