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Do we consolidate the FamilySerach ID#s of a decased family member who is a Church member?
I understand the Ward Clerk will mark the membership record as "deceased" upon receipt of the notice of death for a ward member. In turn, information is sent to FamilySearch and a new ID# will be established for the deceased member. Such a new ID# is different from the ID# as shown on the Family Tree of the deceased individual. Am I correct that a family member needs to merge the two ID#s for the deceased individual?
You are correct in having to merge the IDs1
Brett . ✭✭✭✭✭
It is 'Brett' again.
Just is passing ...
It is MOST likely, that a Member of the Church, who passes away, ALREADY has a Principal 'FamilySearch Person Identifier' (PID), associated with their Membership Record, in the Church; especially, if they have a 'FamilySearch' Account.
And, it is, that Principal PID, associated with their Membership Record in the Church; especially, if they have a 'FamilySearch' Account, that WILL be the "Record", of that Member of the Church, who passes away, that is "Marked" (from "Living", to); as, "Deceased", by 'FamilySearch', when (generally) the 'Clerk' of the Member's Ward/Branch, "Marks" their Membership Record, in the Church; as, "Deceased".
It should be that Principal PID, associated with their Membership Record in the Church; especially, if they have a 'FamilySearch' Account, that SHOULD be "Retained"; as, the "Surviving" PID, in ANY later "Merge(s)"/"Combine(s)", for the Member of the Church, who passes away (as, THAT PID will contain any associated "Ordinance"/"Temple" Work, if any), rather than ANY of the MANY "Duplicates" (either, "Living"; and/or, "Deceased", versions) of them, in the 'FamilySearch' Accounts, of OTHER Users/Patrons (including: IMMEDIATE Family members).
Just my thoughts.
I hope this also helps, somewhat.
Thank you Diana and Brett for your help. Much appreciated. Patrick0