How do you create a membership record for a convert baptism?

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markec
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How do you create a membership record for a convert baptism?

Postby markec » Mon Apr 17, 2017 6:31 pm

Hello,

I'm the membership clerk in my ward, Highland 35th. We recently had a convert baptism and I would like to know how to create a membership record.

I went to the create a record page and got as far as inputting name, birthday and place of birth. Next it said a duplicate record already exists and it had the same birthday. I tried requesting this record but told does not exist.

Please advise, thanks.

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I'm new and we don't have many convert baptisms in this part of the kingdom. :-)

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Re: How do you create a membership record for a convert baptism?

Postby russellhltn » Mon Apr 17, 2017 6:38 pm

Membership records for converts are created by the mission, not the ward. I'm not sure why you were not able to request it.
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Re: How do you create a membership record for a convert baptism?

Postby kellymab » Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:06 pm

Double check your ward records because they usually auto populate in their assigned ward after the mission office makes the record. Double check with your missionaries to also make they got the bishops signature and sent the record in to the mission home.

Once you do find the record, double check to see if the concerts contact info has been added. The past few missions I've lived in always left those fields blank. It took us a while to realize the converts were not getting ward emails. :-/ Since the U.K. Is an info opt in country, ask the convert if they would like to make their info available to ward members on the ward directory.

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Re: How do you create a membership record for a convert baptism?

Postby Biggles » Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:31 pm

kellymab wrote::-/ Since the U.K. Is an info opt in country, ask the convert if they would like to make their info available to ward members on the ward directory.

Not quite sure what the relevance the U.K. has to the original post. The Highland 35th is in Utah! :D

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Re: How do you create a membership record for a convert baptism?

Postby markec » Sun Apr 23, 2017 8:43 am

Thank you very much for the help!

It's a pretty awesome story...the convert married a sister who is a member and he took the discussions and was baptized. Very humble spirit and was definately ready for the gospel in his life. Thanks!


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