Children with no records

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7433hansen
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Children with no records

Postby 7433hansen » Tue Jun 23, 2015 6:19 pm

I have 3 children who is associated with the mother, but they don't show as members of the ward or show as children of the father. They don't show on primary roles either. How do I get them to show as individual ward members associated with the primary and the father?

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Re: Children with no records

Postby russellhltn » Tue Jun 23, 2015 6:47 pm

7433hansen wrote:I have 3 children who is associated with the mother, but they don't show as members of the ward or show as children of the father. They don't show on primary roles either. How do I get them to show as individual ward members associated with the primary and the father?

It sounds like they don't have records. If they're already 8 or older, there's nothing you can do except baptize them.

If they're under the age of 8, then you need to create a "child of record" record for them. Read Handbook 1: 13.6.2 for details of the policy that needs to be followed as far as permission.

I'm curious as to why they show up under the mother and not the father. Did the mother remarry after they were born? And if so, were they legally adopted by the current father?
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Re: Children with no records

Postby aebrown » Wed Jun 24, 2015 9:49 am

[Moderator note: This discussion was split off from the Clerk Training topic, since it deals with a separate issue.]

russellhltn wrote:
7433hansen wrote:I have 3 children who is associated with the mother, but they don't show as members of the ward or show as children of the father. They don't show on primary roles either. How do I get them to show as individual ward members associated with the primary and the father?

It sounds like they don't have records. If they're already 8 or older, there's nothing you can do except baptize them.

Another possibility (less likely, but still possible) is that the children's records exist, but are not in the ward. That could have happened because the parents' records were moved into the ward but not the children's records. That possibility can be easily checked in LCR by attempting to request one of the children's records using the MRN listed in the Children section of the mother's record.


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