5307[fhctech] Re: Missing Ordinances in OI
- Jul 1, 2003First-- IGI on CD and the OI are the same things-- the IGI on CD does
not show the ordinance information , where the OI does.
Second-- To find your complete listing of all ordinances completed, you
will have to look at the IGI online at familysearch.org. That is where
you should be looking after you have you have used TempleReady, since
that only searches the CDs.
Third-- You must follow the recommended procedures for clearing names to
avoid duplication. That includes a little detective work and not trying
to do an exact match search only. Some information may have been
incorrect or spelled wrong. You must seek the spirit to know that this
is the same person. ( If it looks like an Elephant, sounds like an
Elephant, and smells like an Elephant then it is most likely an Elephant.)
Fourth-- The date for the ordinance completion and who performed the
proxy work is not important-- It is only important that the work be
completed in their behalf.
Fifth-- A deceased member's Membership record can be corrected by
submitting the proper documentation and requesting that it be corrected.
Too often, a clerk does not verify the information they send to Salt
Lake and it turns out to be incorrect. (Once the record leaves his ward,
his responsibility is done. --NOT) He will be judged on the correctness
of the records. I spend far more time making corrections to records than
I do any other thing.
Sixth-- That 95 year rule is for living people ONLY. And nothing else
will be posted to the OI, you must use the IGI internet.
Seventh-- Submitting any information to the PRF is NOT going to prevent
anything. It will not even get information corrected unless someone
looks at it and asks questions. Multiple entries in the PRF os the same
individual is just more confusing without an explanation.
Eighth-- Each individual has a right of privacy, while living, you do
not have a right to post information about any living individual without
their permission. There is a way to get anyone to stop submitting your
personal information-- contact me directly.
Ninth-- DO NOT submit any information directly from any source that
cannot be verified by a simple document reference-- there is no need to
have the document in-hand, as proof.
Tenth-- The volunteers that answer your call at Family History Support
do not have the answers for everything-- especially concerning
membership records. You sometimes need to go to a supervisor or other
person in-charge for the correct answer. Often, an answer will sound
like policy, but it is not written any anyone else will quote you a
OK- I'm done.
Mark E. Gower
Mesa, Arizona, USA
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