Unrecorded blessing of child who is now 8 years old

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Unrecorded blessing of child who is now 8 years old

Postby dougj » Sun Jun 12, 2016 6:13 pm

We have a family (not active) who's child was blessed in 2008. Unfortunately, the blessing was not entered and a member record was not created. That child turned 8 years old two weeks ago. The Bishop just visited and found this situation. He called the grandparent who did the blessing and he confirmed that it occurred. A sister-in-law in the ward also confirmed that the blessing took place.

MLS will not let me create a record, via either option (with/without baptism) since the child is now 8 years old. Is there any way to create a record for this child, now?

Is the only way for this child to have a record in the Church is for her to be baptized now that she's over 8 years old even though she was blessed?

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Re: Unrecorded blessing of child who is now 8 years old

Postby eblood66 » Sun Jun 12, 2016 6:26 pm

Yes, once a child has turned 8 a record can only be created when they are baptized. Whether or not they were blessed does not matter.

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Re: Unrecorded blessing of child who is now 8 years old

Postby dougj » Sun Jun 12, 2016 6:28 pm

Thank you.

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Re: Unrecorded blessing of child who is now 8 years old

Postby russellhltn » Sun Jun 12, 2016 7:51 pm

There's no way of doing that at your end. You can call Local Unit Support on Monday and see if they can create the record based on the missing blessing.
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Re: Unrecorded blessing of child who is now 8 years old

Postby judemetts » Mon Jun 27, 2016 3:42 pm

I have a member who is 12 years old. There is no record for this young man. The parents know his baptismal date and the date of his ordination to the office of Deacon in the Aaronic priesthood. How do I make the record since there is now none.

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Re: Unrecorded blessing of child who is now 8 years old

Postby judemetts » Mon Jun 27, 2016 3:51 pm

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Re: Unrecorded blessing of child who is now 8 years old

Postby russellhltn » Mon Jun 27, 2016 4:02 pm

judemetts wrote:Are you there?

This is not a live chat. People answer as they have time.


judemetts wrote:I have a member who is 12 years old. There is no record for this young man. The parents know his baptismal date and the date of his ordination to the office of Deacon in the Aaronic priesthood. How do I make the record since there is now none.

I suggest reading Handbook 1: 16.1.10 on what is required before recording this. Once it has been determined to the Bishop's sanctification, you may have to contact CHQ to get it done. Especially if the young was older than 8 when baptized.
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Re: Unrecorded blessing of child who is now 8 years old

Postby aebrown » Tue Jun 28, 2016 2:59 pm

judemetts wrote:I have a member who is 12 years old. There is no record for this young man. The parents know his baptismal date and the date of his ordination to the office of Deacon in the Aaronic priesthood. How do I make the record since there is now none.

If there is no record at all in your ward, the first step I would do is to see if you can request the record. It's possible that the record exists, but was not properly moved into your ward (or was inadvertently moved out). Another place to look for clues is on the children list for the parents (not the household members, but the actual children). Does he appear there with a membership record number?


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