How do I create a record of a child who just turned 8?

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dbreinholt
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How do I create a record of a child who just turned 8?

Postby dbreinholt » Mon Oct 14, 2013 9:17 am

We have a child who just turned 8 and is not a child of record who wants to be baptized. I tried to create a record but MLS won't let me because the child has already turned 8

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Re: How do I create a record of a child who just turned 8?

Postby eblood66 » Mon Oct 14, 2013 9:31 am

dbreinholt wrote:We have a child who just turned 8 and is not a child of record who wants to be baptized. I tried to create a record but MLS won't let me because the child has already turned 8

You don't have to create a record before they are baptized. Once they are baptized use the Membership > Ordinances > Child without Record Baptism menu option to record the baptism and create the record in one step.

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Re: How do I create a record of a child who just turned 8?

Postby dbreinholt » Mon Oct 14, 2013 10:20 am

Thank you very much.

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Re: How do I create a record of a child who just turned 8?

Postby Gary_Miller » Mon Oct 14, 2013 5:36 pm

If the child parents are members and you have their permission you could create a child of record now before they are baptized then all that would need done after the baptism is to record the baptism. You do this the same way you create a record for a child that has been blessed.

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Re: How do I create a record of a child who just turned 8?

Postby eblood66 » Mon Oct 14, 2013 6:00 pm

Gary_Miller wrote:If the child parents are members and you have their permission you could create a child of record now before they are baptized then all that would need done after the baptism is to record the baptism. You do this the same way you create a record for a child that has been blessed.

That isn't an option once they have turned 8. MLS won't let you use the New Child of Record or Child Blessing options once they turn 8. You have to wait until they are baptized.

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Re: How do I create a record of a child who just turned 8?

Postby Gary_Miller » Mon Oct 14, 2013 6:05 pm

I missed that in the OP. Guess I should read more closely.


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