Correcting member's gender

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njhprovo
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Correcting member's gender

Postby njhprovo » Sun Apr 24, 2016 2:32 pm

A family just moved into our ward. Their one year old has the wrong gender on their record. LDS.org explicitly says I cannot correct gender on that site.

How do I get the member's record corrected? Thank you.

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Re: Correcting member's gender

Postby russellhltn » Sun Apr 24, 2016 2:42 pm

njhprovo wrote:Their one year old has the wrong gender on their record.

I'd use the Special Request feature in MLS.
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Re: Correcting member's gender

Postby eblood66 » Sun Apr 24, 2016 6:13 pm

russellhltn wrote:
njhprovo wrote:Their one year old has the wrong gender on their record.

I'd use the Special Request feature in MLS.

Actually, I think you can correct it in MLS (at least you can in the test installation). You just can't update that kind of information in LCR yet.

Just find the individual's record (using Membership > Individual Record from the MLS menu) and then click on the Edit link in the upper right corner, make the fix and save.

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Re: Correcting member's gender

Postby lovell » Sun May 22, 2016 9:47 am

Found this while searching... MLS doesn't allow you to make the change. I'll try the special request as the mission office created this convert record with a host of errors.

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Re: Correcting member's gender

Postby kirkmdaniel » Sun Apr 22, 2018 5:03 pm

Who do I contact to request a gender change in a child’s membership record?

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Re: Correcting member's gender

Postby rmrichesjr » Sun Apr 22, 2018 5:46 pm

kirkmdaniel wrote:Who do I contact to request a gender change in a child’s membership record?


This suggestion is a few posts earlier in this thread:

russellhltn wrote:I'd use the Special Request feature in MLS.


Otherwise, a call to the GSC should be able to solve it, though it will likely take a few days for them to make the change.

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Re: Correcting member's gender

Postby eblood66 » Sun Apr 22, 2018 5:56 pm

kirkmdaniel wrote:Who do I contact to request a gender change in a child’s membership record?

I don't want to test it by making an inappropriate change to a record in my own ward but when I go to edit a child's record it shows the option to change the gender. Have you tried to edit it in LCR (find the member's profile, select the Individual tab and then click the pencil icon to the right of the information and then change the gender using the drop down box and then save)?

However, if I edit my own record it doesn't provide the option to change my gender but there is a little question mark icon next to the gender which, when clicked, says I can't change the gender because I've been ordained to a priesthood office. So even though I haven't tested this, I think the gender can be edited as long as the change doesn't conflict with other information like ordinations or possibly a marriage.

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Re: Correcting member's gender

Postby klricks » Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:54 pm

kirkmdaniel wrote:Who do I contact to request a gender change in a child’s membership record?


Try it yourself in LCR. I have recently corrected gender for a new convert (Single) which was entered wrong by the Mission. Can't do it if the person is married.
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