Recording Civil Marriage

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jensky
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Recording Civil Marriage

Postby jensky » Mon Apr 21, 2014 11:09 am

I recently added a civil marriage between two members of our ward. I noticed that when I searched MLS for household it just shows the brother's name and not the usual format of "Smith, John & Ashley." The spouse name doesn't show. I noticed when I selected the household it does have the wife show as in the household but with the position of "Other" instead of "Spouse." I did confirm that MLS does show them as married. Any thoughts on how to correct this? Thanks.

russellhltn
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Re: Recording Civil Marriage

Postby russellhltn » Mon Apr 21, 2014 12:18 pm

I'd remove the wife from the household. Make her her own household, then put her back.

My guess is that you made them a household prior to the marriage being recorded and processed. If MLS can't found the person being added as spouse, then they're added as "other".
Have you searched the Wiki?
Try using a Google search by adding "site:tech.lds.org/wiki" to the search criteria.

jensky
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Re: Recording Civil Marriage

Postby jensky » Sun Apr 27, 2014 7:48 am

Thanks. That solved it!


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