Unclaimed Lost Ring - What Do We Do?

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Unclaimed Lost Ring - What Do We Do?

Postby cbradford » Sun Nov 04, 2012 1:36 pm

On 14 Sep 2008, we found a gold wedding band in our chapel, and it has never been claimed. It is unlikely to be claimed at this point. So, what do we do with it? Suggestions are appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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Postby russellhltn » Sun Nov 04, 2012 1:56 pm

I don't know, but I suspect the answer is going to be some variation of send it to CHQ.
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Postby TinMan » Mon Nov 05, 2012 4:09 am

Same thing the previous two bishops did to me: Save it in the desk drawer for the next bishop.

:)

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Postby jtsummie » Mon Nov 05, 2012 5:32 pm

TinMan wrote:Same thing the previous two bishops did to me: Save it in the desk drawer for the next bishop.

:)

Same thing happened here.... Quite amazing what you can find in the old desk.

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Postby Gary_Miller » Mon Nov 05, 2012 6:02 pm

Give it to the DI.

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Postby russellhltn » Mon Nov 05, 2012 7:14 pm

Since no one has come up with a answer backed by a church publication, I think the best thing to do is have the bishop ask the stake president. If needed, he should inquire with the Area Authority.

Note that given the likely value of the item, there may be a "law of the land" issue as well.
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Re: Unclaimed Lost Ring - What Do We Do?

Postby RayMcAllister » Sat Mar 23, 2013 5:10 am

Does the ring have any identifying inscription inside the band -- initials, date? If so, have your ward or stake membership clerk check membership records for marriage dates of members living in the wards that were meeting in the building at the time the ring was found. If no success (lots of turnover in wards during that amount of time), see if central church records could help with a similar search on a broader basis to match marriage dates, initials to names, and living in your ward, stake, or area at that time.


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