any way to compile a list of deaths over the last year from MLS?

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any way to compile a list of deaths over the last year from MLS?

Postby amclaws » Tue Jan 03, 2017 6:30 pm

I have a very aging ward. We're trying to compile info for our annual ward history. We've had 13 to 15 deaths in 2016. I want to make sure I've got them all. Is there a simple way to retrieve those names in MLS or on LDS.org?

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Re: any way to compile a list of deaths over the last year from MLS?

Postby russellhltn » Tue Jan 03, 2017 6:35 pm

You might look at a list of "move outs" during the year and see if that provides a clue.

From a database perspective, you've got a problem. People who have died are removed from the ward. It's a bit hard to report on something that is no longer in the database. That's why I'm suggesting the move-out report. I think that's the only thing that will report on people who used to be the ward.
Have you searched the Wiki?
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Re: any way to compile a list of deaths over the last year from MLS?

Postby sbradshaw » Tue Jan 03, 2017 6:39 pm

If you're relying solely on the Members Moved Out report, you may want to wait for LCR 4.0, which is supposed to fix a bug where deceased members aren't showing up on the report.
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