Family History Activity Report - Are only Baptisms counted?

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Family History Activity Report - Are only Baptisms counted?

Postby RayLPghPA » Mon Aug 31, 2020 3:46 pm

I'm not sure where it came from but I remember hearing that only baptisms are counted. However, I have been unable to confirm (or refute) this belief.

I asked the question to other Ward and Stake Temple and Family History Consultants and Leaders and have received replies that (1) only baptisms are counted and also (2) that one individual is recorded as a submitter regardless of the ordinance type. The closest thing to an answer has been the wording from the definition of 'Members Submitting -- "...a submitter is defined as an individual member who prints a Family Ordinance Request (FOR) or a family ordinance card to take to the temple or who shares an ordinance with the temple." I'm sure than can be interpreted to mean ANY ordinance but, based on what I've seen, that particular wording is not as clear as some might believe. So...

My questions:

(1) If a person prints an ordinance card or shares a baptism with the temple (or a baptism with any other ordinances), would you agree that the FHAR would count that person as a single submitter for the month?

(2) If a person prints an ordinance card or shares one or more ordinances that DO NOT include a baptism, does the FHAR count that person as a submitter or not record the person as a submitter since there was no baptism?

(3) If a person prints an ordinance card for or shares (all for the same person) an Initiatory in January, Sealing to Parents in February and Sealing to Spouse in March, is that person reported as a Submitter for all the months?

(4) Can you provide any official reference(s) to support your response?

Thanks so much for any input you might offer.

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