Asterisks on Primary Rolls

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Asterisks on Primary Rolls

Postby ffrsqpilot » Mon Oct 24, 2011 9:57 am

I have searched through MLS help and also here in the wiki but I couldn't find an answer to the following question - "What does an asterics by the name of a child mean on a primary class roll?"

Our Stake Primary President emailed me asking about this question and short of calling LUS I thought I would post the question here. Anyone know the answer?

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Postby jonesrk » Mon Oct 24, 2011 9:59 am

It means they are not baptized and won't be counted for many stats.
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Postby ffrsqpilot » Mon Oct 24, 2011 10:13 am

I thought that might be the case but I checked one wards primarly roll on which I knew for a certainty that a particular child had not yet been baptized. There was no asteric by the childs name yet the child was listed on the class roll. ???

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Postby aebrown » Mon Oct 24, 2011 10:15 am

FFRsqpilot wrote:I thought that might be the case but I checked one wards primarly roll on which I knew for a certainty that a particular child had not yet been baptized. There was no asteric by the childs name yet the child was listed on the class roll. ???


The asterisk means the child has not been baptized and is at least 9 years old. Until they turn 9, an unbaptized person with a membership record is still officially a "child of record"; once they turn 9, that is no longer the case.

Is the child you checked at least 9 years old?
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Postby jonesrk » Mon Oct 24, 2011 10:17 am

I spoke too soon. I believe that is what it used to mean. I went and looked and I couldn't find any asterisk where I would expect them.
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Postby jonesrk » Mon Oct 24, 2011 10:20 am

aebrown wrote:The asterisk means the child has not been baptized and is at least 9 years old. Until they turn 9, an unbaptized person with a membership record is still officially a "child of record"; once they turn 9, that is no longer the case.

That is what I thought, but I just checked with a 10 year old who is not baptized and there isn't an asterisk.
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Postby aebrown » Mon Oct 24, 2011 10:23 am

JonesRK wrote:That is what I thought, but I just checked with a 10 year old who is not baptized and there isn't an asterisk.


Maybe asterisks aren't put on rolls any more for this situation, but then that raises the question as to what the original post is talking about....
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Postby ffrsqpilot » Mon Oct 24, 2011 11:14 am

Yes, I checked a nine year old unbaptized child. There was no asteric by the childs name on the roll. I am not sure which unit the Stake Primary President got this question from "What does the asteric by a child's name mean" but apparently at least one unit has a roll where an asteric showed up. Granted I only checked one unit's records but where I expected an asteric to be (unbaptized 9 year old) there just wasn't any. Perhaps something has changed in MLS...... What I believe the Primary President really is concerned about is a statistic - does the child count against the primary statistic in the Quarterly Report if they have an asteric by their name?

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Postby davesudweeks » Mon Oct 24, 2011 11:39 am

FFRsqpilot wrote:What I believe the Primary President really is concerned about is a statistic - does the child count against the primary statistic in the Quarterly Report if they have an asteric by their name?


An easy way to check this is to open the Quarterly Report, and click on the link for Primary. You will see a list of all children who are counted. If your 9-year-old is not on that list, they are not counted for the Quarterly Report.

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Postby danpass » Mon Oct 24, 2011 12:16 pm

It has been nearly 5 years since I served as a ward clerk. At that time, roll pages that included names marked with an asterisk, had a footnote indicating that the marked children were not baptized.


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