New Member's Child

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JeffWolfington
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New Member's Child

Postby JeffWolfington » Mon Oct 27, 2014 12:06 pm

I have a new member who has a two year old daughter who was blessed recently. Her daughter is listed as a child under her Member Record. The daughter does not have a MRN. When I click on the daughters name I get a window that contains the daughter's information but it is not editable. I cannot make any changes to the daughters information whatsoever. What can I do to fix this?

eblood66
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Re: New Member's Child

Postby eblood66 » Mon Oct 27, 2014 12:21 pm

JeffWolfington wrote:I have a new member who has a two year old daughter who was blessed recently. Her daughter is listed as a child under her Member Record. The daughter does not have a MRN. When I click on the daughters name I get a window that contains the daughter's information but it is not editable. I cannot make any changes to the daughters information whatsoever. What can I do to fix this?

The information on member's record is just genealogy information. The child doesn't have a record. You'll need to create one. If you haven't already, have the parent fill out and sign a Child Blessing Record (printed using Membership > Ordinances > Forms) and then record the blessing using the Membership > Ordinances > Record Child Blessing menu option. That will create a record for the child and allow you to print the blessing certificate.

russellhltn
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Re: New Member's Child

Postby russellhltn » Mon Oct 27, 2014 12:36 pm

JeffWolfington wrote:Her daughter is listed as a child under her Member Record. The daughter does not have a MRN. When I click on the daughters name I get a window that contains the daughter's information but it is not editable.


As eblood66 says, parent or child information found ON a membership record is just genealogy information. The child may not have a record, it may not be in the ward and they may not even still be alive.

The way to tell if you have a record is to go to "Individual Records" and look for that name in the selection list.

And it should go without saying, that without a membership record in the ward, the name will never appear in the household or any class rolls.
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