eblood66 wrote:Hopefully the further discussions will result in at least one ward level clerk with access. The bishop has so many things to do I'd much rather provide him with this kind of information myself rather than making him take the time to do it. But I know there are many considerations and we may not be aware of all of them.
According to a modification made to the wiki article Church Directory of Organizations and Leaders, at the ward level not only bishops, but also bishopric counselors, ward executive secretaries, and ward clerks now have access to the online CDOL (similarly for branches).
Of course these people must be properly entered in MLS with standardized callings and must have an LDS Account. But this will be helpful for wards.