How do you determine if a family member had themselves removed from the Church's records?
I'm trying to determine how to confirm whether or not a family member's name has been removed from the Church's records.
My father passed away recently, and when I updated his death in FamilySearch all of his ordinances came up as not having been done. I was even allowed to reserve them all. Though my parents had never been active church members, my dad had been an active member in his youth and had served a mission so at the least I know that he was endowed at one time. I was informed a couple decades ago that my parents had asked to have their names removed from the church's records, but my understanding was that it never actually occurred because they never officially submitted any paperwork.
Any pointers as to whom I should contact?
Hi Alexandra - Welcome to FamilySearch Community and asking your question about the ordinances of your father. When a member of the church dies, the death date needs to be recorded on the person's church membership record. That is usually done by the ward clerk but sometimes doesn't happen. While you have recorded your father's death on family search, it needs to be recorded on his membership record. If you can confirm your father's family search ID and attach a proof of death to his record, then we can continue the process. Just respond when you have completed attaching a source. At that point, we will submit for a review and you will be notified of the results and any further action needed on your part. If everything is in order, a new record for your father will show in family search with his ordinance information. You can then merge your existing record into the new record. Just respond when you have attached a source. Thanks and let us know if you have further questions. .0