Baby blessing form / certificate.

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forresthickman
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Baby blessing form / certificate.

Postby forresthickman » Tue Mar 17, 2015 9:22 am

A baby was blessed by her grand father (who lives out of our Stake). No paperwork was filled out before hand, just a note with some info jotted down was given to me. I was only given the grand fathers full name and Priesthood. When I went to enter the info & to print a certificate, the form on the computer wanted to know either his record number, or his birthdate (which I didn’t have).

I was thinking if someone had filled out the proper form, I wouldn’t have this problem, but to my surprise, when I looked up the form for baby blessings, the form doesn’t even have a place for the persons birthdate or record number.

Am I missing something? Or is this a mistake on the form?

Without the birthdate or record number of the “out of the Ward” person performing the blessing, it won’t allow you to go any further on the computer to print out the certificate.

eblood66
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Re: Baby blessing form / certificate.

Postby eblood66 » Tue Mar 17, 2015 9:34 am

forresthickman wrote:A baby was blessed by her grand father (who lives out of our Stake). No paperwork was filled out before hand, just a note with some info jotted down was given to me. I was only given the grand fathers full name and Priesthood.

If you don't have the form you also don't have written permission from a parent to create the record. So make sure that permission has been obtained correctly as indicated in the handbook (particularly if one parent isn't a member).

forresthickman wrote:When I went to enter the info & to print a certificate, the form on the computer wanted to know either his record number, or his birthdate (which I didn’t have).


forresthickman wrote:Without the birthdate or record number of the “out of the Ward” person performing the blessing, it won’t allow you to go any further on the computer to print out the certificate.


That's not my experience and that's not what the test MLS installation does. If you enter the blessing date, the surname of the person performing the blessing and the priesthood of the person performing the blessing then it will enable the save button and let you save the ordinance and print the certificate. The birthdate and membership number of the person performing the ordinance are not required fields (they don't have the colored background of a required field).

What exactly is preventing you from continuing? Is there an error message or is the save button not enabled?


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