List of Widows, Single Mothers, Widowers, etc. in the Ward

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List of Widows, Single Mothers, Widowers, etc. in the Ward

Postby coelhoigor » Tue Mar 13, 2012 4:47 pm

Brethren,

I have been asked by the High Priest Group Leader of my ward to provide a list of all the widows, single mothers and widowers in the ward so that he can revise and update the group's hometeaching. I've looked for it in MLS but my best answer to the brother was that he should sit down and isolate that list from refining the general Relief Society list. It gets more complicated with the men, since many of the older men have gone inactive without being ordained to High Priest or even as an Elder.

Is there a way to get a list of only these groups in the ward through MLS? I'd greatly appreciate your help.

Yours,

Igor Marques

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Postby aebrown » Tue Mar 13, 2012 6:01 pm

In the wiki article Custom reports (MLS), you'll find a report already made for Widows/Widowers. I don't know of any criterion you can use in custom reports related to having children, so the single mothers report would be more complex to generate than a simple custom report.
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Postby russellhltn » Tue Mar 13, 2012 6:12 pm

aebrown wrote:so the single mothers report would be more complex to generate than a simple custom report.


The way I'd do it is create a report of single non-widow adult females and manually cross off the ones without any children.
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Postby mtwerner » Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:49 pm

If you generate the Unit Statistics report and select the detailed option, you'll see a category called "households with single parent and youth or children." Click on the category to see the names.

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Postby kisaac » Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:49 pm

aebrown wrote:In the wiki article Custom reports (MLS), you'll find a report already made for Widows/Widowers.

Custom reports are powerful, and you can get useful reports your leaders may want every month. For example, using the above report, try adding "HT statistics" to get a report of the home teaching visits to those widows/widowers for 3 months, 6 months or the past year to truly check your home teaching efforts.

For example, this report criteria, below, may list many of those members your HP group leader is looking to track, and some others that deserve attention. Add "Home teachers" and "HT Statistics" for a true picture.[INDENT] Household Position -- is -- Head of Household
Priesthood -- is not -- Melchizedek
[/INDENT]To narrow the list, and not show the prospective elders in your list, instead of the "priesthood" line above, just add:[INDENT] Sex -- is -- Female
[/INDENT]Try building your list to track new move-ins, or new converts, or add age qualifiers. It is very powerful.


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