rlovely wrote:If a person is excommunicated will their ward have their records or will they be with another entity? We had a person that was excommunicated and worked with the stake presidency and was rebaptised. I couldn't print out a baptismal certificate. Should I have this persons records or would the stake or headquarters maintain the records until his standing with the church is changed?
The stake takes care of all the communication with the Office of the First Presidency (or the Church administration office in some areas) on matters of excommunication. Once the excommunication has been processed, the membership record will be removed from the ward's MLS on the next Send/Receive.
When an excommunicated member is rebaptized, the stake submits the Baptism Record for Readmission. Once that form has been processed, the record will be sent down to the ward on the next MLS Send/Receive. The stake definitely never maintains any membership records; the record will be in the ward, once the administration office has processed the action. But you do need to be patient; these processes can take a few weeks.