LDS Account for Deceased Members

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LDS Account for Deceased Members

Postby kharoldsen » Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:46 pm

Hello All. I have a question about LDS account info for deceased members. I keep my journal and scripture notes in my LDS account notebook. Should something happen to me, I would want to make sure that my family has access to my notebooks. Anyone know what happens to a LDS account when a membership record is marked as deceased? My spouse knows my password, so she would still have access to the account, but I wanted to make sure that the notebooks are still accessible. I appreciated any guidance.

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Re: LDS Account for Deceased Members

Postby russellhltn » Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:42 pm

kharoldsen wrote:Anyone know what happens to a LDS account when a membership record is marked as deceased?


Once CHQ is notified that the member is deceased, the account is deactivated.
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Re: LDS Account for Deceased Members

Postby eblood66 » Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:48 pm

One the death is recorded by the ward clerk the associated LDS Account is deactivated and can't be accessed. I haven't heard of any way to access the notes once the LDS Account has been removed. I think your best option is to regularly either print a copy of your notes to PDF or use the Download option to store them on your local system.

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Re: LDS Account for Deceased Members

Postby kharoldsen » Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:57 pm

Thank you for the info.

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Re: LDS Account for Deceased Members

Postby sbradshaw » Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:11 pm

As mentioned above, LDS Accounts are deactivated soon after a person passes away. However, from what I understand, it is possible to request a deceased person's notes and annotations through the Church legal department (the account is deactivated, but the annotations are not deleted right away). The person making the request needs to be the executor of the estate (not just any family member), and it may take time for the request to work its way through the process. As more members make these kinds of requests, the process will likely become easier.
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Re: LDS Account for Deceased Members

Postby scgallafent » Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:25 pm

sbradshaw wrote:(the account is deactivated, but the annotations are not deleted right away)

I haven't checked with the team responsible for this, but I suspect that window is 30 days.


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