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Locating retention of records (Stake and Ward) form

Posted: Sun May 17, 2009 1:18 pm
by mpolder-p40
Hi,

Does anyone know the magic five digit code (plus three zeros) for the official Use and Retention of Records for Stakes and Wards? I've scoured ldscatalog.com with no success. Even better would be a link to an online pdf version.

thanks,
matthew

Posted: Sun May 17, 2009 1:53 pm
by aebrown
mpolder wrote:Does anyone know the magic five digit code (plus three zeros) for the official Use and Retention of Records for Stakes and Wards? I've scoured ldscatalog.com with no success. Even better would be a link to an online pdf version.


It's 35945. I've never been able to find it online on ldscatalog.com or anywhere else. I imagine you could call Distribution Services to order it; it is sent out periodically to stakes (and I believe also to wards).

Posted: Mon May 18, 2009 10:48 am
by crislapi
mpolder wrote:Does anyone know the magic five digit code (plus three zeros) for the official Use and Retention of Records for Stakes and Wards? I've scoured ldscatalog.com with no success. Even better would be a link to an online pdf version.


We were mailed a retention policy about 2 months ago. The number on this one is 06498. I have attached a pdf of it. Not perfect, but legible.

Posted: Mon May 18, 2009 10:52 am
by aebrown
crislapi wrote:We were mailed a retention policy about 2 months ago. The number on this one is 06498. I have attached a pdf of it. Not perfect, but legible.


Thanks for the update. The one I referred to was the 2006 version, so it's good to have the current version.

Posted: Wed May 20, 2009 11:18 am
by crislapi
The form I uploaded is for stakes and districts. I will see if I can't locate and upload the one for wards and branches as well.

Ward/Branch Retention Document

Posted: Wed Nov 17, 2010 8:17 am
by idjeeper2
I am adding the latest Retention of Records document that I have. It is dated 5/07 but copyrighted 2008. The number is 06499.

I know this is a pretty old thread, but it was referenced in a recent thread and I thought it would be nice to update it.

Posted: Wed Nov 17, 2010 8:23 am
by idjeeper2
This thread is old but it was referenced in another thread on 11/15/10 and I thought it would be good to update it.

I have attached the 2008 retention document for wards and branches.

Posted: Wed Dec 08, 2010 3:00 pm
by aebrown
idjeeper wrote:I have attached the 2008 retention document for wards and branches.


It took a while, but the official current record retention documents (both ward and stake) are now posted on the wiki at Record retention. They are from 2008. They are smaller and cleaner than the scanned versions attached to posts on this thread.

During this process, I learned an interesting tidbit about Church organization. Although the record retention document deals with records that are almost all in the realm of MSR (Member and Statistical Records), the retention policy is owned by the Church History Department. I can see how that makes sense, since retention is relevant to history, but I hadn't expected that.