I SHOULD NOW BE ABLE TO BE SHOWN PRIESTHOOD LINEAGE

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I SHOULD NOW BE ABLE TO BE SHOWN PRIESTHOOD LINEAGE

Postby RONNEWSON » Tue Jul 07, 2015 8:21 am

I SHOULD BE ABLE GET MY ELDER OR HIGH PRIEST LINE OF AUTHORITY OFF OF LDS ORG SINCE THIS INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE.
WHO ORDAINED ME IS AVAILABLE IN MY CHURCH RECORD AND THE ORDINATION LINEAGE SHOULD BE EASILY AVAILABLE AS LONG AS IT IS IN THE RECORDS DOWN LINE FROM ME.
FOE EXAMPLE, I WAS ORDAINED TO HIGH PRIEST BY LARRY L. HICKMAN. HE WAS ORDAINED BY WILLIAM R. SIDDOWAY AND SO ON.

SHOULD BE AN EASY SOFTWARE CHANGE TO MAKE TO TRACE THE AUTHORITY LINEAGE.

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Re: I SHOULD NOW BE ABLE TO BE SHOWN PRIESTHOOD LINEAGE

Postby aebrown » Tue Jul 07, 2015 9:47 am

It's already possible for you to obtain your Priesthood Line of Authority, by following the process outlined in Request a Priesthood Line of Authority. It's an email process, rather than a website process like you suggested, but the result is the same.

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Re: I SHOULD NOW BE ABLE TO BE SHOWN PRIESTHOOD LINEAGE

Postby jdlessley » Tue Jul 07, 2015 9:51 am

Since you posted in the "Leader and Clerk Resources" forum I am assuming you think that feature should be under LCR. My only comment is that not everyone has access to LCR. This would not be a good location for this feature.

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Re: I SHOULD NOW BE ABLE TO BE SHOWN PRIESTHOOD LINEAGE

Postby russellhltn » Tue Jul 07, 2015 10:18 am

I imagine that one reason it may not be automated is that there are probably gaps that would need to be researched. I'm not 100% sure that the old records lists the MRN of the person who ordained. It may be just the name requiring some research to take it back another generation.

Plus, the computer records probably only goes back to the 1970's - more research would be needed if this became a new line that hadn't been digitized before.

I would suspect that a decision was made to research it "as needed" rather than try to undertake the research needed to computerize the whole thing. Hence the email process rather than a portal. There are other projects in need of attention.
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Re: I Should Now Be Able To Be Shown Priesthood Lineage

Postby lajackson » Tue Jul 07, 2015 11:43 am

russellhltn wrote:I imagine that one reason it may not be automated is that there are probably gaps that would need to be researched.

Another reason is that lineage is determined based on the priesthood office the person ordaining held at the time of the ordination. For example, if I ordained someone when I was an elder, his line of authority would be different than if I ordained him when I was a high priest.


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