Birth Place Required to Edit Preferred Name

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greggo
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Birth Place Required to Edit Preferred Name

Postby greggo » Mon May 21, 2012 10:16 am

Our branch just received the records for a new family. I was editing the preferred names for each of the members, but when I try to update the son's record to not show his first given name (he goes by his middle name) it won't let me (the save button is grayed out).

I discovered that it requires his Birth Place to be added (currently blank) before I can change the Preferred Name. I thought this was odd, since it didn't require the birth place to create the record in the first place.

Any thoughts?

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Postby russellhltn » Mon May 21, 2012 10:28 am

I'd ask the parents for the birth place. Looking at my test copy of MLS, birth place is required when creating a record. Not sure why that record doesn't have it. Perhaps it came from some other area where it wasn't required or failed to make the transfer when the record was created.
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