idjeeper2 wrote:Your suggestion to get the records updated is spot-on. It's really unfair to saddle the new unit with all of one's undone housekeeping. One other suggestion I have is to make a backup of MLS prior to the move and one after. The former stake may have a need to recreate the old unit to handle leftover finance issues, etc. I know we left our computer functional for several months (it may still be) with only myself, the Stake Clerk, and the Stake Tech guy having logon capability.
About a year ago, my stake reshuffled four wards and a branch into six wards. My biggest headaches in overseeing the records transfers were missing addresses, and out-of-date addresses. (Relief Society secretaries were most helpful on providing current information - why couldn't they have kept the ward clerks current?) Make sure you have a complete street address, with apartment number, and with apartment complex or dormitory information if applicable.