Death of non member spouse

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Priesthood52
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Death of non member spouse

Postby Priesthood52 » Tue Sep 01, 2015 6:47 am

Hello,

I am unsure how to record the death of a spouse to an active member. The spouse that died is not a member. Is there a way to record it in MLS? Do you just erase the record of the deceased spouse and it can be brought back by family history?

eblood66
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Re: Death of non member spouse

Postby eblood66 » Tue Sep 01, 2015 7:08 am

Priesthood52 wrote:Hello,

I am unsure how to record the death of a spouse to an active member. The spouse that died is not a member. Is there a way to record it in MLS? Do you just erase the record of the deceased spouse and it can be brought back by family history?

Terminate the marriage using the Membership > Records > Terminate Marriage menu option. Select Death as the reason. That will remove the current spouse in MLS but their marriage status will be Widowed and I believe the marriage information will be retained in Family Search (although it won't be visible to anyone except the member while they still live).


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