Shelby v5.11
Entering a Baptism and
Confirmation
This is a tutorial. For complete step-by-step instructions see the
United...
Before you begin to enter a baptism,
• first check to see if the person has already been
entered as a friend or miscellan...
• Search for the name in
the Name Filter.
• Double click the
name.
• Click once on “Life
Events” on the left
side of the screen.
• Click the “Add
New” button at the
bottom right of the
scre...
• The top box will be
“Description” and will
say “Baby Blessing”,
click on down arrow
and choose “Baptism”.
• Add the bapt...
Location: City, State/Province
where the baptism took
place. Use the two digit
state/province abbreviation.
For example: I...
Click “ok” to exit
and save
At the top left of the
screen, click the “save
and close” button,
which looks like a white
she...
• Double click the
name for which you
just entered a
baptism.
Adding the Confirmation
• Click once on “Life
Events” on the left
side of the screen.
• Click the “Add
New” button at the
bottom right of the
scre...
• The top box will be
“Description” and will say
“Baby Blessing”, click on
down arrow and choose
“Confirmation”.
• Add the...
Location: City, State/Province
where the confirmation took
place. Use the two digit
state/province abbreviation.
For examp...
Click “ok” to exit
and save
• Click on “Individual
Information”.
• Click on the down
arrow by “Module”
and change to
Membership.
At the top left of the
screen, click the “save
and close” button,
which looks like a white
sheet of paper with a
green che...
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Tutorial - Baptism and Confirmation

  1. 1. Shelby v5.11 Entering a Baptism and Confirmation This is a tutorial. For complete step-by-step instructions see the United States Recorder Handbook on the World Church website at http://www.cofchrist.org/recorders/stepbystep.asp Left click once with the mouse to advance slides. To view the slide show, click on the “slide show icon” on your system tray (bottom of the screen).
  2. 2. Before you begin to enter a baptism, • first check to see if the person has already been entered as a friend or miscellaneous name. • If not, you are ready to enter them into Shelby, see “Entering Friend or a Non-member Parent”. • If the person is already in Shelby, you will use that existing record to enter the baptism.
  3. 3. • Search for the name in the Name Filter. • Double click the name.
  4. 4. • Click once on “Life Events” on the left side of the screen. • Click the “Add New” button at the bottom right of the screen. This will bring up the data entry screen to enter life events.
  5. 5. • The top box will be “Description” and will say “Baby Blessing”, click on down arrow and choose “Baptism”. • Add the baptism information: Effective Date: Date of Baptism Officiant: Enter the full name (first/middle/last). Note: make sure the officiant holds the proper Priesthood office. If an officiant from outside of your area has participated, you can call Membership Records to verify the Priesthood office held by that person. (Do not check “Use GlobaFILE”. When that is checked, the Officiant field is blank on the report that goes to Membership to generate the certificate.) Tip: Type the first letter of the life event to bring it up, i.e. “b” for Baptism, “o” for Ordination. Type “d” once for Death and twice for Divorce.
  6. 6. Location: City, State/Province where the baptism took place. Use the two digit state/province abbreviation. For example: Independence, MO or Chatham, ON Congregation Enrolled: Enter the official name of the congregation. Notes: If the person has had a baby blessing, the following should be entered in the “notes” section of the baby blessing. If there is no baby blessing, enter the following information in the “notes” section of the baptism: Birthplace: City, two digit state/province abbreviation Father: Full name Mother: Full name (Maiden Name)
  7. 7. Click “ok” to exit and save At the top left of the screen, click the “save and close” button, which looks like a white sheet of paper with a green check mark
  8. 8. • Double click the name for which you just entered a baptism. Adding the Confirmation
  9. 9. • Click once on “Life Events” on the left side of the screen. • Click the “Add New” button at the bottom right of the screen. This will bring up the data entry screen to enter life events.
  10. 10. • The top box will be “Description” and will say “Baby Blessing”, click on down arrow and choose “Confirmation”. • Add the confirmation information: Effective Date: Date of Confirmation Officiant: Enter the full name (first/middle/last). Note: make sure the officiant holds the proper Priesthood office. If an officiant from outside of your area has participated, you can call Membership Records to verify the Priesthood office held by that person. (Do not check “Use GlobaFILE”. When that is checked, the Officiant field is blank on the report that goes to Membership to generate the certificate.) Tip: Type the first letter of the life event to bring it up, i.e. “b” for Baptism, “o” for Ordination. Type “d” once for Death and twice for Divorce.
  11. 11. Location: City, State/Province where the confirmation took place. Use the two digit state/province abbreviation. For example: Independence, MO or Chatham, ON Congregation Enrolled: Enter the official name of the congregation.
  12. 12. Click “ok” to exit and save
  13. 13. • Click on “Individual Information”. • Click on the down arrow by “Module” and change to Membership.
  14. 14. At the top left of the screen, click the “save and close” button, which looks like a white sheet of paper with a green check mark

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