Record current marriage

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gtisch
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Record current marriage

Postby gtisch » Tue Jun 03, 2014 7:00 pm

How do I add a current marriage to a member after the death of a prior spouse. I have both of their individual records in our ward. His former wife shows up as deceased note in his record. And have not be able to get them married. Do I terminate the prior marriage and then send/receive and then update his record. Thanks, Glade Tischner Ward Clerk

russellhltn
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Re: Record current marriage

Postby russellhltn » Tue Jun 03, 2014 7:46 pm

Yes, I think that's what you have to do. "Marriage" is civil marriage, and will terminate at death. Sealing is different. Terminating the marriage doesn't affect that.

So terminate the marriage - reason: death of spouse.
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scgallafent
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Re: Record current marriage

Postby scgallafent » Wed Jun 04, 2014 7:50 am

gtisch wrote:How do I add a current marriage to a member after the death of a prior spouse. I have both of their individual records in our ward. His former wife shows up as deceased note in his record. And have not be able to get them married. Do I terminate the prior marriage and then send/receive and then update his record. Thanks, Glade Tischner Ward Clerk

Terminating the prior marriage is the correct process. You shouldn't need to send/receive in the middle, but it doesn't hurt.


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