Baptism not recorded and now baptiser is now passed away

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Baptism not recorded and now baptiser is now passed away

Postby notchback » Sun Nov 27, 2016 10:43 am

We have a situation where a child was baptized last year and the baptism was not recorded. The former bishopric counselor anrmer bishop both have knowledge it was done. We have the date and know who baptized and confirmed the child. When I tried to enter the information, it wants to look up the person who preformed the baptism. Unfortunately, he has passed away since then, so it can't find him. Is there a way to overide this?

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Re: Baptism not recorded and now baptiser is now passed away

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

notchback wrote:Unfortunately, he has passed away since then, so it can't find him. Is there a way to overide this?

I'm pretty sure there is, but it may not be obvious. After all, the person could be from outside of the ward or stake. I'd explore with just entering the name directly into the field.
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Re: Baptism not recorded and now baptiser is now passed away

Postby scgallafent » Mon Nov 28, 2016 10:25 am

notchback wrote:We have a situation where a child was baptized last year and the baptism was not recorded. The former bishopric counselor anrmer bishop both have knowledge it was done. We have the date and know who baptized and confirmed the child. When I tried to enter the information, it wants to look up the person who preformed the baptism. Unfortunately, he has passed away since then, so it can't find him. Is there a way to overide this?

You can select a deceased ordinance performer by entering their information when recording the ordinance. When recording who performed the baptism, select "A member from a different ward or branch." Enter the member's name and birth date and then click the Lookup button.

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Re: Baptism not recorded and now baptiser is now passed away

Postby cspinfo@telus.net » Sat Dec 03, 2016 7:32 pm

@scgallafent

This is a known method & it works in my experience. What if we have a name & MRN but no birthdate? Is it possible to do a lookup that way?

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Re: Baptism not recorded and now baptiser is now passed away

Postby scgallafent » Mon Dec 05, 2016 11:03 am

cspinfo@telus.net wrote:This is a known method & it works in my experience. What if we have a name & MRN but no birthdate? Is it possible to do a lookup that way?

In that case, enter the MRN in the field. The prompt text inside the field says "MRN or Name (Family, Given)".

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Re: Baptism not recorded and now baptiser is now passed away

Postby notchback » Sun Mar 26, 2017 2:37 pm

Problem solved. His widow provided his member number and it all went through.

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Re: Baptism not recorded and now baptiser is now passed away

Postby cspinfo@telus.net » Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:58 pm

notchback wrote:Problem solved. His widow provided his member number and it all went through.


@notchback
Questions: was the previous suggestion tried, by using Name & DoB, & choosing "A member from a different ward or branch"? If yes, what was the result?


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