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General Handbook 126.96.36.199 says that "patriarchal blessings are recorded and transcribed. The exact wording of other ordinances and blessings is not recorded in writing or by recording device. However, a family may record father’s blessings."hollytonnies wrote:Is it alright to record a baby blessing? I'd like to be able to record audio so I can type a copy of it. Thanks!
A baby blessing is not a father's blessing. Although I have seen it done on a few rare occasions, my suggestion would be to take notes and record impressions of the blessing, not to record or transcribe the actual blessing. Personally, I would leave it to the patriarch to do that one at a later date.
On one occasion and at the request of a priesthood leader for a specific purpose, I have given and then transcribed a father's blessing for one of my children. For most of them, I make the same suggestion that after they receive the blessing they record their thoughts and impressions in their own journals. And I usually do the same in my journal.
Elder Bruce R. McConkie used to record all of the father's blessings he gave his children, according to his biography.