- I knew the father would likely want this. I first checked with our bishop to get his approval. I then spoke with the father and got his approval.
- I went to create the out-of-unit records in our ward and ran into an obstacle: Unlike moving someone's records into your ward, to create an out-of-unit record, you must have the membership record number. This was a surprise to me. Fortunately, the ex-wife is in another ward that meets in our building. I saw the bishop of that ward in the hall and was able to get the MRN. The other bishop wasn't even aware you could create an out-of-unit record. I think this will be a bit of a challenge for some other situations, as we'd probably have to contact the other parent or ward clerk to get a MRN for a child. I wish a birthdate worked.
- I created the out-of-unit records for the children and saw that they appear in the primary class list (with *** to denote out-of-unit) and on the class roll (with no annotation). They also appear on the birthday report. That's great!
- Looking in LCR, the Household tab clearly lists that the children are "Out-of-Unit Members in the Household."
- I found that the home teaching detail report does not list the out-of-unit children. It would be nice if it did, as that would help the home teachers.
- As expected, they do not appear in LDS Tools or in https://lds.org/directory. We don't know the church's intent for these tools yet.
Overall, this looks to be a great way clerks can help the organizations better minister to those they are called to serve.