Can MLS report who has Patriarchal Blessings?

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Re: Can MLS report who has Patriarchal Blessings?

Postby russellhltn » Sun Dec 03, 2017 12:48 pm

mpetrini wrote:It appears this is still not present in the system

It never has been. And until the Brethren decide otherwise, it won't be. This isn't a developer/IT decision.

I'd suggest you send feedback up the chain of command through the stake president.
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Re: Can MLS report who has Patriarchal Blessings?

Postby lajackson » Sun Dec 03, 2017 8:49 pm

mpetrini wrote:Though it is not a saving ordinance, this is something that could be a useful avenue for to start a conversation.

Our bishop made this a part of tithing settlement this year. As we were asked to review our IOS, the clerk asked if we had received a patriarchal blessing, and the bishop then used that information to guide his interviews.

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Re: Can MLS report who has Patriarchal Blessings?

Postby mpetrini » Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:47 am

mpetrini wrote:It appears this is still not present in the system. Has anyone seen something here? I'll try and put in a feature request as we are getting this request to determine who hasn't received a blessing as Bishop wants to ensure that all are taking advantage of this opportunity. Though it is not a saving ordinance, this is something that could be a useful avenue for to start a conversation.


Got an email back this morning from PB Feedback team. This is planned for a release in 2018. Fingers crossed.

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Re: Can MLS report who has Patriarchal Blessings?

Postby russellhltn » Mon Dec 04, 2017 12:33 pm

mpetrini wrote:Got an email back this morning from PB Feedback team. This is planned for a release in 2018.

Hmmm. That should be interesting. I'm pretty sure the Blessings were never recorded with a MRN. That would make associating did and who didn't get a blessing prone to errors.
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Re: Can MLS report who has Patriarchal Blessings?

Postby aebrown » Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:59 pm

russellhltn wrote:I'm pretty sure the Blessings were never recorded with a MRN. That would make associating did and who didn't get a blessing prone to errors.

That's mostly true for the past, but not true for recent blessings. I don't know the exact date, but about 5 years ago the blessing forms were changed to include the MRN. So recent blessings could reliably be connected to a member by MRN. Before that, for decades it has been the practice to include the name of both parents. Cross-referencing the three names as well as the stake with membership records should produce a very high rate of accuracy.

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Re: Can MLS report who has Patriarchal Blessings?

Postby waynecooke » Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:38 pm

As was mentioned above, anyone can get a copy of their P.B from CHQ, so the person could request to get a copy of theirs and if there was not one available, they would be told such. BTW, you can also get a copy of the P.B. of any of your deceased ancestors. I requested the P.B. for my Third great grandfather, and was sent four. Yes, he had four P.B. The first by John Smith (brother of Joseph Smith Sr.) in 1849, and then three more though out his life, the last one in 1868. He eventually became a Patriarch himself.


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