BY1624 wrote:if there is a way to find out and print how many baptisms were done in a certain year (say 2014)
Many stakes / wards probably do this very thing each year for their "comprehensive" yearly history. With the appropriate permissions in MLS, make a custom report (until they take MLS away from us!) by using the criteria below, and using the example date period for the year 2014:Criteria
- Confirmation date <is After> (December 31 2013) and
- confirmation date <is before> (Jan. 1st, 2015)
- Preferred name
- Confirmation date
- Move in date
- is convert
- (ward, age, etc)
You cannot search by baptism date, only by confirmation date. The "is convert" can be used as a flag to help you separate convert baptisms from "member of record" baptisms. Note: custom reports can be finicky, so if it gives unexpected results, modify (simplify) your criteria.
As russellhltn said, you will not be able to captured those who moved out, and you will have to manually match the report column for "confirmation date" with the "move-in date" to catch any that were baptized elsewhere during that period, and moved into your ward after their baptism.