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Move out / unknown address TIP

Postby wrigjef » Sun Oct 08, 2017 4:59 pm

I've had some success with this but not always.

If you have records for someone that you can't locate (missionaries or H/V teachers visited and reported that the person is not at the address on the record). Try this

Go to their record in LCR and click on "family" and check to see if either of the parents or any married child is a member, their record number would show as a link.

Click on the link and and get email for their Bishop.

Email the Bishop, tell them who you're looking for, who their parent is and ask them to see if someone can make contact with the parent to learn of child's address.

This does not always work but it's worth a shot

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Re: Move out / unknown address TIP

Postby davesudweeks » Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:50 am

This is a great tip. Our assistant Membership clerk uses it often and it has proven very successful.

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Re: Move out / unknown address TIP

Postby mfmohlma » Tue Oct 10, 2017 1:06 pm

Great tip, but I'd modify the suggestion to contact the ward clerk of the parent's ward. Bishops have a lot to worry about. It's a bit more work to go to CDOL to look it up but I've rarely had a fellow clerk fail to follow up with me. They have a vested interest as well. :)

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Re: Move out / unknown address TIP

Postby wrigjef » Tue Oct 10, 2017 1:28 pm

True and I guess you could research that by taking extra steps using CDOL but simply clicking the link for the parent in LCR only gives you the ward name and Bishop email.

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Re: Move out / unknown address TIP

Postby mfmohlma » Tue Oct 10, 2017 1:34 pm

Yes, that link is too easy sometimes. :) It's obviously for bishops themselves to facilitate communication. Perhaps the site can be 'enhanced' that for bishops it shows the name of other bishops but for clerks it would show the name of the other clerk. :)

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Re: Move out / unknown address TIP

Postby davesudweeks » Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:45 pm

I currently serve as ward clerk in my ward. If someone outside our stake contacted me looking for contact information of a member of my ward, I would run it by the bishop anyway. There is a reason the church does not make such contact information available to ward leaders worldwide.

It is easy enough for the bishop to forward the e-mail to his ward clerk and tell him to "take care of it." When I served as bishop, I wouldn't have considered it a burden for the occasional request.

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Re: Move out / unknown address TIP

Postby wrigjef » Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:03 am

I agree however the church does make leadership contact information available worldwide, for those in clerk or other leadership positions. The bishops information is available by clicking the link in LCR and complete leadership information for all units is available in CDOL.

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Re: Move out / unknown address TIP

Postby russellhltn » Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:59 am

I'm pretty sure that CHQ will check with the parents if the record is moved to "Address Unknown". Since there's no way to indicate that you've contacted the parents, then it's likely they'll be contacted twice.

Personally, I think the instruction to check with known family members is referring to people within the ward and not necessarily tracking down family in other wards. If that's the case, I do wish the instructions were clarified.
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Re: Move out / unknown address TIP

Postby wrigjef » Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:03 pm

I personally believe HQ wants us do do all we can before sending the record back without an address.


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