Checking members whether they have already been baptized

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Okusitino
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Checking members whether they have already been baptized

Postby Okusitino » Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:18 am

pls pls, can anyone help me, I am the clerk Membership in our ward..
There were two names that the Bishop gave me find if they have been already baptized, I want to know the method of finding their name from the Salt Lake City Database, will I call them to find out or we have a protocol in our website so that I can use to query for these two?

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Re: Checking members whether they have already been baptized

Postby russellhltn » Sat Nov 18, 2017 11:32 am

If they are members of your ward, then you can look at the record and see if there's a baptismal date on them.
Have you searched the Wiki?
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Re: Checking members whether they have already been baptized

Postby eblood66 » Sat Nov 18, 2017 3:01 pm

If the people are in your ward boundaries and you do not already have their records you can try to request them in LCR using the the Membership > Move Records In menu option in LCR. If they have been baptized and it was correctly recorded and you have their full names and birthdates you should be able to find and get their records. If you can't find their records then probably they have not been baptized. There would still be a possibility that they were baptized but it wasn't recorded correctly but unless they can provide witness you'd still have to proceed as if they had not been baptized.

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Re: Checking members whether they have already been baptized

Postby russellhltn » Sat Nov 18, 2017 5:08 pm

eblood66 wrote:If they have been baptized and it was correctly recorded and you have their full names and birthdates you should be able to find and get their records.

Note that having a record doesn't mean they are baptized. They might be a "child of record", even if they are an adult.

However, if they're living in the ward boundaries, you should move them in. Once you have the records, then you can tell if they've been baptized or not.
Have you searched the Wiki?

Try using a Google search by adding "site:tech.lds.org/wiki" to the search criteria.


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