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Biological father incorrect

Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 9:04 am
by skibumm101-p40
I have a woman in my ward who's Biological father is incorrect. Her step father who adopted her is listed as biological. What is the proper procedure for changing her record along with her Step fathers and biological fathers information. I don't have access to either of the fathers information, they are in other wards.


Thanks
Ryon Brewer

Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 9:06 am
by calebpusey
As per the Church Handbook of Instructions, legal relationships are to be reflected on the member's record. This information can be updated in MLS on the Individual Record under the Parents tab.

Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 9:13 am
by mkmurray
CzechRM wrote:As per the Church Handbook of Instructions, legal relationships are to be reflected on the member's record. This information can be updated in MLS on the Individual Record under the Parents tab.

So to address the original poster's specific question, the step father listed on the woman's membership record as her "Father" is indeed the correct procedure?

Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 9:22 am
by birdld-p40
skibumm101 wrote:I have a woman in my ward who's Biological father is incorrect. Her step father who adopted her is listed as biological. What is the proper procedure for changing her record along with her Step fathers and biological fathers information. I don't have access to either of the fathers information, they are in other wards.


No change is necessary. There is no distinction on ward membership records between "biological" and "adoptive" parents. It's just "father." The legal father should be listed.

Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 9:48 am
by aebrown
Everyone seems to be answering this question as if it were a membership record question. But since the concept of "biological father" is not even in MLS, I wonder if the question is actually a FamilySearch question.

So back to skibumm101, I would ask: where are you seeing this step-father listed as a biological father? We can give you better help if we know what record you are talking about.

Posted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 11:01 pm
by scion-p40
I noticed mine on nFS. That program gives me *no power* to correct this error (stepfather identified as father), but refers me to my ward clerk. He has been unable to resolve this to date. This seems to be a database problem since nFS includes relationship options that don't seem to be available in MLS.