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by BarryHill-p40
Sun Feb 03, 2008 7:35 pm
Forum: MLS Support, Help, and Feedback
Topic: Installing MLS
Replies: 30
Views: 8830

Installing MLS

As a new Ward Clerk I would find it helpful to install the latest full-release virsion of MLS on my personal PC. I of course do not want to install real data but I would add some test data or wonder if there is a sample database included (it seems I ran across indications there is). It would help me...
by BarryHill-p40
Sun Feb 03, 2008 7:11 pm
Forum: Membership Help
Topic: Initiating a new record - Blessing of Children
Replies: 9
Views: 4858

Is Blessing Ordinance Information Saved in MLS?

The Membership Clerk and I were discussing whether Blessing Ordinance information (date of blessing and who performed the ordinance) are recorded in MLS. While he thought it was saved he could not find such information. It seems to me that the actual information is left to the family to save and if ...
by BarryHill-p40
Sat Feb 02, 2008 10:56 am
Forum: Reports and Forms
Topic: Administrative Action Form
Replies: 4
Views: 4053

Administrative Action Form

Can the "Report of Administrative Action" form for members requesting their name be removed from the Church records, be found in electronic version or is this a typewriter only form?
by BarryHill-p40
Sat Feb 02, 2008 10:20 am
Forum: Clerk Computers
Topic: Scrubbing an old Hard Drive?
Replies: 12
Views: 4448

I worked in information security as a Computer Security Specialist and network administrator with the U.S. Department of Justice. We often used Symantec Wipe Info set on DoD security wipe. We would also degauss hard drives with a magnetic degausser. The Church training modules suggest you simply dow...
by BarryHill-p40
Thu Jan 31, 2008 10:53 pm
Forum: Membership Help
Topic: Initiating a new record - Blessing of Children
Replies: 9
Views: 4858

Thanks !!!

Alan,

Thanks so much. I have dealt with legal issues in my carrier, and Church Handbooks in my callings. Your answer was like water to a thirsty soul. :p
by BarryHill-p40
Thu Jan 31, 2008 8:30 pm
Forum: Membership Help
Topic: Initiating a new record - Blessing of Children
Replies: 9
Views: 4858

What children are members of Record

Thanks Russell! I was not even sure a blessing would create the record. If a blessing does not define a member of record, what are the guidelines for what does define one. In other words, when do I make a new child of record? If any totally inactive member that has not been to church since 8 years o...
by BarryHill-p40
Thu Jan 31, 2008 9:09 am
Forum: Membership Help
Topic: Initiating a new record - Blessing of Children
Replies: 9
Views: 4858

Initiating a new record - Blessing of Children

During the period of my past callings in the Bishopric and the clerk's office, it was the policy that a membership record was initiated on a child under 8 years old at the time the child received the ordinance of a Blessing and a name that they would be known by on the records of the Church. I am no...
by BarryHill-p40
Mon Jan 28, 2008 2:09 pm
Forum: Reports and Forms
Topic: use and retention of MLS printouts
Replies: 18
Views: 8893

MLS can loose things... MLS also lacks an "audit trail" that lets you know when things were changed, by whom and who reported the new information. Thanks Russell. That leaves me with a big hmmmmmmmmmm! I guess I will make piles of the existing printouts (that I inherited). I may send a me...
by BarryHill-p40
Mon Jan 28, 2008 8:14 am
Forum: Getting Started for New Clerks
Topic: Cleaning / Organizing neglected paperwork
Replies: 5
Views: 3625

There is a post that I had with a lot of answers to your questions: http://tech.lds.org/forum/showthread.php?t=823 . The Use and Retention of Records document that you can get from www.ldscatalog.com is the resource to use in determining what to keep and what to shred. Additionally, there was a mes...
by BarryHill-p40
Mon Jan 28, 2008 7:20 am
Forum: Reports and Forms
Topic: use and retention of MLS printouts
Replies: 18
Views: 8893

Retention of MLS Printouts -

First let me say I am so thankful for this site and the help to be found here. Hopefully I will someday be able to help answer a few questions rather than just ask them. I am a stickler for UNDERSTANDING what I am doing and not just doing it. I also need rules rather than hunches. It is a sickness :...

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