Finding dates of Aaronic priesthood ordinations

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Finding dates of Aaronic priesthood ordinations

Postby geek » Mon Oct 27, 2008 10:51 am

A high priest in our ward is trying to find the exact dates of some Aaronic Priesthood ordination dates. (He says that when he was baptized, adult males were ordained deacons, then teachers, and priests. There is some family question over the dates for a family history.

Of course, his records only show MP dates for Elder and High Priest. Is there a number he can contact at CHQ to ask about the other dates? Or can I request this through Special Requests in MLS?
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Postby aebrown » Mon Oct 27, 2008 11:13 am

geek wrote:A high priest in our ward is trying to find the exact dates of some Aaronic Priesthood ordination dates. (He says that when he was baptized, adult males were ordained deacons, then teachers, and priests. There is some family question over the dates for a family history.

Of course, his records only show MP dates for Elder and High Priest. Is there a number he can contact at CHQ to ask about the other dates? Or can I request this through Special Requests in MLS?


I'm pretty sure that the AP ordination dates are not on the membership record because those dates are not stored at CHQ. If that's true, you're out of luck.

But I would recommend that you call Clerk Support to make sure.

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Postby jbh001 » Thu Oct 30, 2008 3:47 pm

AP ordination dates are not sent to the MLS database once a MP ordination is recorded. I remember seeing a pop-up window in MLS that advised that AP ordination dates are "hidden," which implies that they might still be available in the master database that MLS pulls from. A call to clerk support should be able to cinfirm or deny this.

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Re: Finding dates of Aaronic priesthood ordinations

Postby robertwilliambradford » Thu Dec 31, 2015 11:51 am

This is an old post, but I'm wondering if there is a definitive answer. I'm working on my grandpa's life story, and we are missing a date of when he was ordained a teacher. Is that information available anywhere?


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