Any ONLINE source to request replacement baptism, priesthood ord, & marriage certs?

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Any ONLINE source to request replacement baptism, priesthood ord, & marriage certs?

Postby Michael_Newman » Thu Apr 01, 2010 4:03 pm

LDS Family suffered home fire:

Is there an ONLINE source to request replacement baptismal, priesthood ordinance, marriage certificates, and patriarchal blessings?

If not, is there one (1) department that a mailed request can be sent to?

Thanks,

Michael

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Postby Mikerowaved » Thu Apr 01, 2010 4:41 pm

Information on obtaining a copy of one's Patriarchal Blessing can be found HERE in the LDSTech Wiki.

As far as replacing other documents/certificates, I would speak to the stake clerk.
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Postby jbh001 » Thu Apr 01, 2010 7:23 pm

The purpose of the certificates is to certify that the ordinances took place, in case the records need to be recreated, corrected, or verified.

For practical purposes, I think all you really need to keep on file is a copy of your Individual Ordinance Summary. This requires no signatures from anyone, and can easily be reprinted by the ward/branch clerk at anytime.

For aesthetic purposes, the difficulty in replacing the certificates will be obtaining the signature, especially if the certificates were not issued by the current bishop/branch president/stake president.

Replacement marriage certificates in the Untied States would need to be obtained from the issuing municipality (usually the county clerk) not the Church.

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Postby crislapi » Fri Apr 02, 2010 7:51 am

There is an option in MLS under the ordianances section of the individual record to print certificates. As mentioned, though, the trouble will be in obtaining signatures. Copies of the original certificates are not sent/kept at CHQ. What is sent/kept is the exact same info the member would see on the IOS.

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Postby lajackson » Fri Apr 02, 2010 7:57 am

crislapi wrote:There is an option in MLS under the ordianances section of the individual record to print certificates. As mentioned, though, the trouble will be in obtaining signatures. Copies of the original certificates are not sent/kept at CHQ. What is sent/kept is the exact same info the member would see on the IOS.


Current leaders could prepare and sign certificates based on membership information in MLS, but as has been mentioned, the signatures will not be the same, and in many cases, the certificates will not even be the same.

The ordinance information should be, though.

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Postby jbh001 » Fri Apr 02, 2010 8:45 pm

jbh001 wrote:For aesthetic purposes, the difficulty in replacing the certificates will be obtaining the signature, especially if the certificates were not issued by the current bishop/branch president/stake president.
An additional difficulty will arise in trying to recreate blessing and baptism certificates if the membership records have been moved from the unit the certificates were originally created in. This is because the information regarding who performed the blessing, baptism, and/or confirmation is not recorded at CHQ, and is lost as soon as the records are moved to a different unit for any reason.


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