Correcting bad data on a member record?

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lukesmith
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Correcting bad data on a member record?

Postby lukesmith » Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:57 am

There are a father and son in my branch that have very similar names. When the father was ordained a high priest, the clerk in that ward mistakenly recorded that ordinance in the son's member record. Now father and son have identical ordinances recorded; names, dates, etc. How do I get that corrected in the son's records to reflect his actual ordination and office?

Thank you for any help on this puzzler.

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Re: Correcting bad data on a member record?

Postby russellhltn » Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:05 pm

It looks like it can be done in MLS. Pull up the individual membership record. Go to "ordinances". You should see a "Remove" link to the right of the priesthood ordination.
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Re: Correcting bad data on a member record?

Postby erickswa » Mon Aug 14, 2017 4:57 pm

How do I access MLS?

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Re: Correcting bad data on a member record?

Postby russellhltn » Mon Aug 14, 2017 5:05 pm

erickswa wrote:How do I access MLS?

MLS is a program that runs on the computer in the clerk's office. It's only for used by the clerks and some bishopric members.
Have you searched the Wiki?

Try using a Google search by adding "site:tech.lds.org/wiki" to the search criteria.

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Re: Correcting bad data on a member record?

Postby eblood66 » Mon Aug 14, 2017 5:15 pm

MLS is the program that runs on the clerk computer. Nowadays it's mostly used for financial things like recording donations.

You can also delete an ordination in LCR by finding the member's profile (using the Member List for instance), clicking on the Ordinance tab, click on the pencil icon to the right of the ordinance and then clicking the Delete button.

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Re: Correcting bad data on a member record?

Postby lajackson » Mon Aug 14, 2017 5:55 pm

erickswa wrote:How do I access MLS?

Your ward clerk uses LCR and MLS to maintain membership records. If there is a problem with information on your record, speak with your ward clerk and he will let you know what information you need to provide him so that he can fix an error on your membership record.


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