Biological father incorrect

Discuss questions around local unit policies for membership (creating records, transferring records, etc.) This forum should not contain specific financial or membership information.
skibumm101-p40
New Member
Posts: 3
Joined: Mon Jan 19, 2009 2:48 pm
Location: Rexburg Idaho

Biological father incorrect

Postby skibumm101-p40 » Wed Aug 26, 2009 9:04 am

I have a woman in my ward who's Biological father is incorrect. Her step father who adopted her is listed as biological. What is the proper procedure for changing her record along with her Step fathers and biological fathers information. I don't have access to either of the fathers information, they are in other wards.


Thanks
Ryon Brewer

User avatar
calebpusey
Community Moderators
Posts: 83
Joined: Sun Mar 01, 2009 2:18 pm
Location: Salt Lake City, UT USA

Postby calebpusey » Wed Aug 26, 2009 9:06 am

As per the Church Handbook of Instructions, legal relationships are to be reflected on the member's record. This information can be updated in MLS on the Individual Record under the Parents tab.
Caleb

User avatar
mkmurray
Senior Member
Posts: 3241
Joined: Tue Jan 23, 2007 9:56 pm
Location: Utah
Contact:

Postby mkmurray » Wed Aug 26, 2009 9:13 am

CzechRM wrote:As per the Church Handbook of Instructions, legal relationships are to be reflected on the member's record. This information can be updated in MLS on the Individual Record under the Parents tab.

So to address the original poster's specific question, the step father listed on the woman's membership record as her "Father" is indeed the correct procedure?
Many questions are already answered on the LDSTech wiki. Check it out!

birdld-p40
Church Employee
Church Employee
Posts: 33
Joined: Fri Nov 02, 2007 9:06 am

Postby birdld-p40 » Wed Aug 26, 2009 9:22 am

skibumm101 wrote:I have a woman in my ward who's Biological father is incorrect. Her step father who adopted her is listed as biological. What is the proper procedure for changing her record along with her Step fathers and biological fathers information. I don't have access to either of the fathers information, they are in other wards.


No change is necessary. There is no distinction on ward membership records between "biological" and "adoptive" parents. It's just "father." The legal father should be listed.

User avatar
aebrown
Community Administrator
Posts: 14693
Joined: Tue Nov 27, 2007 8:48 pm
Location: Sandy, Utah

Postby aebrown » Wed Aug 26, 2009 9:48 am

Everyone seems to be answering this question as if it were a membership record question. But since the concept of "biological father" is not even in MLS, I wonder if the question is actually a FamilySearch question.

So back to skibumm101, I would ask: where are you seeing this step-father listed as a biological father? We can give you better help if we know what record you are talking about.

scion-p40
Member
Posts: 259
Joined: Sat Apr 21, 2007 11:56 pm

Postby scion-p40 » Fri Aug 28, 2009 11:01 pm

I noticed mine on nFS. That program gives me *no power* to correct this error (stepfather identified as father), but refers me to my ward clerk. He has been unable to resolve this to date. This seems to be a database problem since nFS includes relationship options that don't seem to be available in MLS.


Return to “Membership Help”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest