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chrisrussell
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Address Unknown

Postby chrisrussell » Mon Aug 22, 2011 8:34 am

How do I forward the records of members who have left the area without any forwarding address or means of being located? Extensive search efforts have been made.

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Postby russellhltn » Mon Aug 22, 2011 9:59 am

Admin note: the title was changed to reflect the question.

Do a move-out in MLS. You'll see the option. Note that you'll need to have the Bishop's approval before doing it.
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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Postby jdlessley » Mon Aug 22, 2011 10:16 am

The procedure in MLS is to select Membership > Move Household Record Out then the head of household name. On the Address tab select No for "Is the new address known?". A pop-up will be displayed with steps for finding a member address. After pressing the continue button another pop-up dialogue will appear asking if the bishop has approved moving the household without an address. The procedure for an individual is the same only Membership > Move Individual Record Out will be selected.

There are two wiki articles to view before doing this. The first is "Moving membership records". The second is "Locating members".
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Postby jhigbee » Fri Sep 02, 2011 2:41 pm

While you're on this thread, does anyone associated with Membership Dept know off hand about how many records are in the Address Unknown file of the Church?
I commend all clerks who try extensively to find the forwarding addresses of members who've moved out of their ward (there are many avenues for doing so with varying success); but I know many times we just can't find someone who doesn't want to be found.

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Postby lajackson » Sat Sep 03, 2011 8:15 pm

jhigbee wrote:While you're on this thread, does anyone associated with Membership Dept know off hand about how many records are in the Address Unknown file of the Church?
I commend all clerks who try extensively to find the forwarding addresses of members who've moved out of their ward (there are many avenues for doing so with varying success); but I know many times we just can't find someone who doesn't want to be found.


While this number is not generally given out, there are enough that the Church has full-time employees and senior missionaries working to visit with relatives and use other means of locating these members.

As you say, it is a great help when the ward has done all they can to at least make certain the member is no longer in the local area.

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Re: Address Unknown

Postby algon8364j » Sun Sep 11, 2016 3:09 am

how do i recall members record that is in address unknown

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Re: Address Unknown

Postby russellhltn » Sun Sep 11, 2016 3:11 am

algon8364j wrote:how do i recall members record that is in address unknown

The same as a move-in from another ward. The system doesn't care if it's in address unknown.
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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