Membership Records

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jonwane
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Membership Records

Postby jonwane » Sun Apr 13, 2014 11:28 am

We have a member who's records keep getting pulled back into a student ward every semester. How can we keep their records in our family ward?

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Re: Membership Records

Postby russellhltn » Sun Apr 13, 2014 11:30 am

Where are they attending during the school year? The record needs to follow their attendance.

That said, you might try a Move Restriction.
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Re: Membership Records

Postby mfmohlma » Mon Apr 14, 2014 12:20 pm

If they are truly still in your ward a kindly email or phone call to the other ward clerk might solve the issue.

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Re: Membership Records

Postby russellhltn » Mon Apr 14, 2014 12:46 pm

I wouldn't rule out the possibility that this person tends to show up at the student ward. This may be a conversation that needs to take place between the two bishops and the member.

I'd suggest reviewing Handbook 1: 9.1.6 under "Membership". If the other ward is part of a singles stake, then I'd review 9.1.7 as well since it suggests that by default all singles belong to that stake.
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Re: Membership Records

Postby eodcraig » Thu May 15, 2014 9:56 am

Ok, I am attempting to add non-member family members (sons, daughters) to an existing member, can I do this or not? They are not living with her but she would like them on her record. Thanks for the reply.

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Re: Membership Records

Postby russellhltn » Thu May 15, 2014 10:02 am

eodcraig wrote:Ok, I am attempting to add non-member family members (sons, daughters) to an existing member, can I do this or not? They are not living with her but she would like them on her record. Thanks for the reply.

You can record them on her individual record so it appears on her IOS, but you shouldn't create a non-member record or add them to her household so that they appear in the directory.
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Re: Membership Records

Postby aebrown » Thu May 15, 2014 10:40 am

Specifically, go to the Individual Record for the member, and then select the Children tab. Click the blue Add Child link in the upper right corner. You will then be asked if that member is the biological or adoptive parent of the child (if you answer NO, then you can't add the child). You'll then be given three options that are basically: 1) choose an existing ward member as the child, 2) create a membership record for the child, or 3) add the child to this member's record.

From what you have said, it sounds like you want option 3. If the child is a nonmember, just leave the MRN field blank. If the member you are adding the child to is married, you'll be asked at the end of the process if the spouse is a parent to the child as well; answering YES will add the child to the spouse's individual record as well.


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