jbh001 wrote:. . . by the temple . . .
I say that because I have noticed no such automatic combing of households and moving of records when civil marriages are recorded by the ward clerk via MLS.
After you record the new current spouse information on both records, does MLS take you to a head of household screen to combine the records? Or is this a separate action the clerk has to think/remember to do?
And I do not know for certain that the Membership Department combines the records just because the temple records the sealing ordinance and new spouse information. Maybe it is happening because one of the ward clerks is picking up the slack?
I do not disagree with you. But, I would be surprised that the computers had been programmed to handle the marriages in two different ways. Based on what you have said, my guess is that CHQ is not combining the records. Somewhere, a clerk is doing it.
I suppose only CHQ know how it is supposed to be happening. There is nothing in the help files about it that I am able to find.