Baptismal record???

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Baptismal record???

Postby Cemaskin1 » Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:45 pm

Years ago I was baptized at LDS @ Lake Elsinore, CA... I have no records of the date and names etc. How can I obtain my baptismal certificate/record?
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Re: Baptismal record???

Postby drepouille » Thu Apr 11, 2019 4:34 am

Ask your ward clerk.
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Re: Baptismal record???

Postby sbradshaw » Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:55 am

The date of your baptism should be recorded on your individual ordinance summary, which your clerk can provide. If your membership record number is attached to your LDS Account, you can also see the information yourself in the LDS Tools app for Android or iOS. As for names – I don't think the names of the people who performed or witnessed the baptism are recorded anywhere digital/permanent after the original certificate is printed.
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Re: Baptismal record???

Postby jonesrk » Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:39 am

sbradshaw wrote:As for names – I don't think the names of the people who performed or witnessed the baptism are recorded anywhere digital/permanent after the original certificate is printed.

Who performed it is recorded and visible to the clerk in LCR. It doesn't show on the IOS.
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Re: Baptismal record???

Postby scgallafent » Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:25 am

jonesrk wrote:Who performed it is recorded and visible to the clerk in LCR.

... if it has been recorded on the membership record.

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Re: Baptismal record???

Postby russellhltn » Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:47 am

scgallafent wrote:
jonesrk wrote:Who performed it is recorded and visible to the clerk in LCR.

... if it has been recorded on the membership record.

I thought the church stopped recording that on the membership record decades ago, but LCR is now "caching" that within itself (like how MLS did) for newer baptisms.

Or, am I remembering that wrong?
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Re: Baptismal record???

Postby scgallafent » Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:53 am

It is stored with the membership record. There was a period where it wasn't being recorded, so there is data that isn't present because it wasn't captured when the ordinance was recorded.

When the ordinance is added now, LCR prompts for the performer. If the performer is added to an existing ordinance, the record is updated.

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Re: Baptismal record???

Postby drepouille » Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:55 am

It has been my experience that the Mission office does not record the names of those who performed the convert baptism or confirmation when they create the record.
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Re: Baptismal record???

Postby scgallafent » Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:11 am

drepouille wrote:It has been my experience that the Mission office does not record the names of those who performed the convert baptism or confirmation when they create the record.

Their workflow makes it difficult to record those because they are working through CDE. At some point, I expect that process will change and it will be easier to capture the information when the baptism is recorded.

With LCR, it's pretty difficult for a ward clerk to record a baptism without recording the ordinance performer.


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