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Name was removed

Postby Athomas1234 » Sun Nov 08, 2015 6:59 pm

I requested about 12 to 15 years ago to have my records transferred to my childhood ward. I was inactive for quite sometime and started back to church in my childhood ward because of caring and staying with my mother who has cancer. I was told by the bishop that myself and my husbands name was removed!! How is that possible??? Thanks.

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Re: Name was removed

Postby lajackson » Sun Nov 08, 2015 7:07 pm

Athomas1234 wrote:I was told by the bishop that myself and my husbands name was removed!! How is that possible??? Thanks.

Is it possible that your husband requested it? If not, and if you have never signed a letter requesting it, you may wish to advise your bishop of that fact and have him refer the matter through your stake president to the Membership Department. They are the only ones who will be able to resolve this matter for you.

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Re: Name was removed

Postby Athomas1234 » Sun Nov 08, 2015 7:10 pm

No never signed any letter and husband didn't request it. I haven't heard back yet from my Bishop about it yet. I know these things take time so I will just be patient. Thanks.

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Re: Name was removed

Postby russellhltn » Sun Nov 08, 2015 8:45 pm

Athomas1234 wrote:I requested about 12 to 15 years ago to have my records transferred to my childhood ward. I was inactive for quite sometime and started back to church in my childhood ward because of caring and staying with my mother who has cancer. I was told by the bishop that myself and my husbands name was removed!! How is that possible??? Thanks.

If everyone is following policy, there are three ways a name could be removed:
  • An unbaptized "child of record" may be removed with permission of the stake president after the person reaches 18.
  • As a result of transgression and church discipline.
  • By written request

There's a possibility of miscommunication, including what actually happened to your records. The clerk should be able to call CHQ and find out for sure what the status is and how it got that way.

Note that generally one doesn't have a choice of what ward has the records. It belongs in the ward whose boundaries you live in. There are exceptions for singles and people with language needs. Other exceptions require First Presidency approval.
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Re: Name was removed

Postby sbradshaw » Sun Nov 08, 2015 11:48 pm

It's possible that by "removed" he meant they were moved to a different ward or to the Church headquarters file for records with an unknown address.
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Re: Name was removed

Postby Athomas1234 » Mon Nov 09, 2015 1:58 pm

They phoned Salt Lake and was informed that our names were removed and our information was sent to our stake president after the request for our records.They have always known where we live so I know that isn't the case. The Ward I belong in is the ones that removed our names. It doesn't make any sense to me.

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Re: Name was removed

Postby russellhltn » Mon Nov 09, 2015 2:24 pm

It doesn't make much sense to me either. Sometimes people make up their own procedures. I can't say that's never happened.

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