Audit: Members not marked as married, but should be, and not responsive

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Audit: Members not marked as married, but should be, and not responsive

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I am trying to wrap up two audit exceptions, both the same situation:
- The member's record does not indicate he is married, but in fact he is
- The member is not responsive to requests for information about his spouse (in both cases, the member is less active, but other members who know him confirm he is married)

I can't seem to resolve the exception without sufficient detail about the spouse. What should I do? Should I leave the record as it was, indicating he is not married?

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Re: Audit: Members not marked as married, but should be, and not responsive

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What fields are required for recording the marriage? Is it possible to put in minimal information, like "Mrs. [husband's last name]", and leave the marriage date blank?
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You might want to search social media or even the regular newspapers to see the marriage was announced anywhere public.
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Re: Audit: Members not marked as married, but should be, and not responsive

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Samuel, it appears I need the maiden name (family + given name) and a marriage date. I can put "UNKNOWN" for the names, but whatever I put in for the marriage date would be a guess likely to be incorrect. My feeling is that, though the date would be incorrect, it would be better than to keep them listed as unmarried. At some future opportunity perhaps we can correct the date and the missing information on the spouse. Until then, at least the leadership can track the marriage status correctly.
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Do you need a date, or just a year? I do remember others saying they got what they needed from finding a marriage announcement.
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Re: Audit: Members not marked as married, but should be, and not responsive

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russellhltn,

I can't find a marriage announcement (for one of these brethren, the marriage took place more than a decade ago and likely not in Utah) but I believe I have resolved it anyway - turns out LCR issues a warning but will take whatever we give it - a year, if that's all we have, or even no date at all.

A bit of googling and I was able to get spouse names, including the maiden name. If I hadn't been able to find them, I could have kept the names as "unknown."
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dhankook wrote:If I hadn't been able to find them, I could have kept the names as "unknown."
However, there's a fair possibility that "Unknown" would have made an appearance in the ward directory and on LDS Tools.
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