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jdp_33
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Church Records

Postby jdp_33 » Tue Aug 02, 2011 10:05 am

Where can I access my church records? Is it possible to do it by myself on lds.org?

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Postby davesudweeks » Tue Aug 02, 2011 10:15 am

jdp_33 wrote:Where can I access my church records? Is it possible to do it by myself on lds.org?


You cannot access them online (other than see basic contact information from your membership record (Address, Phone Number, E-mail, etc).

You should receive an Individual Ordinance Summary report each year (usually around tithing settlement time). If you have not received that recently, ask your ward clerk or membership clerk for a copy. This is not available online either, so you will have to talk to your clerk.

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Postby nbflint » Wed Aug 03, 2011 9:20 am

davesudweeks wrote:This is not available online either, so you will have to talk to your clerk.
Point of Clarification: The IOS is available online but only for those who have access to the Clerk Resources (Basically Clerks, Bishoprics, and Presidencies).


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Postby russellhltn » Wed Aug 03, 2011 10:40 am

davesudweeks wrote:You should receive an Individual Ordinance Summary report each year (usually around tithing settlement time).


It is encouraged, but I don't know as I'd go so far as the say it "should" happen.
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Postby aebrown » Wed Aug 03, 2011 10:58 am

RussellHltn wrote:It is encouraged, but I don't know as I'd go so far as the say it "should" happen.


I would use the word "should", since that is what the Tithing Settlement training course repeatedly says:

Slide 5:
The ward clerk and his assistants are responsible to print and distribute the ... Individual Ordinance Summaries.
Slide 15:
At tithing settlement, each member should receive ... an Individual Ordinance Summary.
Slide 16:
A clerk should review the Individual Ordinance Summary with each member before he or she meets with the bishop.
You also may want to review section 13.6 of Handbook 1, which says that clerks or bishopric members review the IOS with members each year. It doesn't even use the word "should" -- it simply says that they do review the IOS. That's good enough for me to conclude that reviewing the IOS with members annually is an actual responsibility -- far more than simply "encouraged."
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Postby davesudweeks » Wed Aug 03, 2011 8:29 pm

But, my point is the same (in response to the original question). The only way for a member to see their IOS (at least currently) is to contact their ward clerk/assistant clerk.


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