A convert was batized twice, on two separate occasions creating two records

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marcfromm
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A convert was batized twice, on two separate occasions creating two records

Postby marcfromm » Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:35 am

For reasons I will not go into, an elderly lady was baptized twice once in Jan 2008 and later in May 2016. A member record was created each time, but under a different last name. Do I use the Merge Duplicate Records option or does more need to be done to delete the second, duplicate baptism ordinance?

There was no excommunication between the two baptisms.
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Re: A convert was batized twice, on two separate occasions creating two records

Postby lajackson » Sun Jul 16, 2017 11:58 am

marcfromm wrote:Do I use the Merge Duplicate Records option or does more need to be done to delete the second, duplicate baptism ordinance?

I would merge them. And with LCR, that is the best way to delete one of them anyway.

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Re: A convert was batized twice, on two separate occasions creating two records

Postby marcfromm » Sun Jul 16, 2017 12:01 pm

Sounds like the thing to do, since church head quarters do the actual merge. The bigger question is the questionable circumstances that resulted in the second baptism.


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