lajackson wrote:jirp wrote:Back when I took over as clerk we had 2 or 3 dozen families in the ward who's records had been moved in that way. I tried to be sure on my watch it never happened with outgoing records. If that means we sit on records who we know are elsewhere for a decade, oh well.
I would not wait a decade. If I knew the member had moved and I did not have a good address, I would follow the instructions for moving the record without an address, then send it.
Why? Church headquarters will wait a month or 2 and ship it back to you.(learned the hard way early) If you really get lucky they will wait a few years before shipping it back. But what ever happens it is up to you to solve or sit on. We got 100's of bad addresses either fixed, found or the records shipped out to an indentified location but time and energy is limited and the unknowns can sit till others are cleaned up.
russellhltn wrote:jirp wrote:Under old MLS you could override and send it one with no address or the most common other answers were to repeat the town and state as a street address or use the new wards church building address or the bishops address in place of a real address.
If I got a record like that, there's a good chance it would be flying back so fast that there would be collateral damage upon impact. I realize the sending ward may not have every last detail, but if there's no clues to track down the member, that's just low.
Most of them didn't happen during my time so it left them for me to deal with. We did eventually get most of them found and fixed but it took a lot.