This one is stumping me , maybe you all will know

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jayriggity
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This one is stumping me , maybe you all will know

Postby jayriggity » Sun Mar 27, 2016 10:40 am

I have a member in the Ward who gave birth to a child and the child died shortly thereafter. The child was not given a blessing before he died.

Is there a way to record the child's birth? It seems like the child should should be reflected at least on the parents' records (as one of their kids), even if the child himself was never given a blessing to get an MRN.

Any thoughts?

If so, anyone know how to do this technologically? I just don't see it anywhere.

If I can record the child, can I (and should I) also record the death?

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Re: This one is stumping me , maybe you all will know

Postby russellhltn » Sun Mar 27, 2016 10:48 am

There might be a better way of doing it, but I think I'd be inclined to record the new child. (A blessing is the usual way it's created, but not required for creation.) Then, once it's clear the transaction has been processed, record the death. The individual record will disappear, but the name will still be recorded in the "children" section of the parent's records.

You could record the child directly under the parent's records - but I'm not sure if that gives you the place to record both the birth date and the death date. Or what that does on the FamilySearch side.
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Re: This one is stumping me , maybe you all will know

Postby eblood66 » Sun Mar 27, 2016 11:33 am

russellhltn wrote:There might be a better way of doing it, but I think I'd be inclined to record the new child. (A blessing is the usual way it's created, but not required for creation.) Then, once it's clear the transaction has been processed, record the death. The individual record will disappear, but the name will still be recorded in the "children" section of the parent's records.

That's what I did in a similar situation. Use the Membership > Records > New Child of Record menu option in MLS to create a new child record. Then use Membership > Records > Death of Member menu to record the death. It may be a good idea to do a send/receive in between the two operations (I don't remember if I did or not).

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Re: This one is stumping me , maybe you all will know

Postby aebrown » Sun Mar 27, 2016 8:32 pm

russellhltn wrote:You could record the child directly under the parent's records - but I'm not sure if that gives you the place to record both the birth date and the death date. Or what that does on the FamilySearch side.

Recording the child directly on the parents' records is definitely NOT the correct course of action.

The other advice to create a child of record and then record the death is correct. This will create a membership record, which is what is needed for all the systems to properly recognize that a child of members was born and died. This is particularly important if the parents were sealed in the temple and thus this child was born in the covenant. Only this procedure will properly record the sealing to parents as "Born in the Covenant."


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