Does MLS retain info on past marriages of a spouse?

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cnilsson
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Does MLS retain info on past marriages of a spouse?

Postby cnilsson » Wed Mar 28, 2012 12:30 pm

Hi, I'm a new asst. Ward Clerk over membership and I've encountered a situation that I need some help with. A couple in my ward is having a child sealed to them next month. The child is from the husband's prior marriage. The wife had a prior temple marriage cancelled. Now someone from the temple in which the sealing is to take place has told them that the wife's prior marriage info has to be entered in MLS in order for them to continue but I can't figure out where that info would go. I know marriage info can be cancelled in MLS and if so I wouldn't think that it would be needed. Any ideas? Is the temple person incorrect? Thanks in advance for any help!

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Postby russellhltn » Wed Mar 28, 2012 1:01 pm

The only time I've seen MLS have "prior marriage" information is in the case of someone being sealed to someone who is dead.

Since the wife's prior sealing has been canceled, I don't know why that has any bearing on anything the temple needs to do.
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Postby jdlessley » Wed Mar 28, 2012 1:21 pm

MLS only has information for the current spouse. Former spouse information is not available in the local MLS nor can it be entered into local MLS. Church headquarters maintains further record information not available in MLS. That is where the temple workers or the bishop would get any information they need.
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Postby greggo » Fri Mar 30, 2012 9:31 am

cnilsson wrote:Now someone from the temple in which the sealing is to take place has told them that the wife's prior marriage info has to be entered in MLS in order for them to continue

It would be helpful to know what specific info the temple is saying they need and why.

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Thanks!

Postby cnilsson » Fri Mar 30, 2012 11:58 am

Thank you all for your help. I tend to believe that information given to this couple was incorrect. If I find out anything different, I'll post it in this thread.


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