How to Chnage Member Last Name in MLS

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How to Chnage Member Last Name in MLS

Postby joecondanmic » Wed Dec 03, 2014 4:52 pm

We have a member was registered with a different spelling of her Last Name by the Missionary when she was baptized, and then when she applied for her Passport, she used a different spelling for her Last Name ( For Example : Zhou / Chou ) spell the same.

Look like we have to use the one she used for her Passport or not she won't be able to get her Tax Receipt correct with the same name. But, we were unable to change her Last Name in MLS since it already got her Membership No. locked. We tried, just won't let us made any changes.

What is the correct way of doing this ?

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Re: How to Chnage Member Last Name in MLS

Postby russellhltn » Wed Dec 03, 2014 5:14 pm

Is the member still in your ward? If so, then that should be fixable on the membership side.
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Re: How to Chnage Member Last Name in MLS

Postby joecondanmic » Thu Dec 04, 2014 8:37 am

Me and the Ward Clerk have tried to change but Last Name was not able to change and may be because it's link to the membership No.. For the time being, we could only merge both names together as one. Thanks

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Re: How to Chnage Member Last Name in MLS

Postby russellhltn » Thu Dec 04, 2014 10:40 am

One of those will link back to the membership - and it's likely to revert to whatever the membership records shows.
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Re: How to Chnage Member Last Name in MLS

Postby aebrown » Thu Dec 04, 2014 11:09 am

joecondanmic wrote:Me and the Ward Clerk have tried to change but Last Name was not able to change and may be because it's link to the membership No.. For the time being, we could only merge both names together as one. Thanks

Where are you trying to change the member's name? Are you actually trying to change the name on the membership record, or are you trying to change the name on the donor record in the finances section?

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Re: How to Chnage Member Last Name in MLS

Postby joecondanmic » Thu Dec 04, 2014 11:33 am

We tried both on the Membership and on the Donor record, both failed to do so, actually the field is not highlighted for changes. (Mean you can't even type anything on that field)

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Re: How to Chnage Member Last Name in MLS

Postby russellhltn » Thu Dec 04, 2014 12:37 pm

I'm not sure why you're having problems with changing the membership record, but since the church policy is that the full name needs to match the member's legal name, it should be changed. The preferred name and household name can be different (but that would likely cause confusion.)
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Re: How to Chnage Member Last Name in MLS

Postby joecondanmic » Thu Dec 04, 2014 1:02 pm

That's because in their home country where "English" is not the official language, so their official name usually written in their local language (For example : In Chinese Character) then to pronounce their name in "Mandarin" and in "Cantonese", the spelling will not be the same. In this case, her two Last Name are "Zhou" and "Chou" where our Missionary used the "Zhou" for her in membership registration and she used the "Chou" when she applied for her passport. Of course, our record should match her official record, somehow we just couldn't change a person "Last Name" in the membership record in MLS.

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Re: How to Chnage Member Last Name in MLS

Postby russellhltn » Thu Dec 04, 2014 2:34 pm

joecondanmic wrote:Of course, our record should match her official record,

Correct.


joecondanmic wrote:somehow we just couldn't change a person "Last Name" in the membership record in MLS.

I can understand that on the finance side, but you should be able to do that on the membership side. You may be overlooking a "edit" link. I think it's in the upper right, in blue, when you pull up her individual record.

Note that the MLS login you are using would have to have membership edit rights to do that. Maybe that's what's missing. If you only have finance rights, that would explain it.
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