Shelby v5.11
Entering a Legal Name Change
Left click once with the mouse to advance the slides
This is a tutorial. For com...
It is the policy of the church to record the legal names of its
members. Do not record members under an alias or nickname....
• In the membership
module, search for
the member’s name.
• Double click on the
name.
Make the changes
to the name
Click on “Life Events”
Open the first life event
recorded for that person
Add the date the change
was made legal in the
“Notes” section.
Click “O...
Adoptions
The church recognizes and records all legally valid
adoptions.
Any comments concerning the adoption should be pu...
Adoptions
The church recognizes and records all legally valid
adoptions.
Any comments concerning the adoption should be pu...
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How to enter a name change in the Community of Christ Shelby database.

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Tutorial - Name Change

  1. 1. Shelby v5.11 Entering a Legal Name Change Left click once with the mouse to advance the slides 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 To view the slide show, click on the “slide show icon” on your system tray (bottom of the screen).
  2. 2. It is the policy of the church to record the legal names of its members. Do not record members under an alias or nickname. Enter nicknames in the “Salutation” field under “Demographics.” Legal name changes can happen in connection with marriages, divorces, adoptions, or by court order. An effective date must be given for a court ordered name change. This information is entered in the notes section of the life event. For women taking their maiden name as their middle name, the change should not be made to the system unless you have a legal document stating the change, unless the change was made at the time of marriage or divorce. Steps for entering a name change or adoption follow:
  3. 3. • In the membership module, search for the member’s name. • Double click on the name.
  4. 4. Make the changes to the name Click on “Life Events”
  5. 5. Open the first life event recorded for that person Add the date the change was made legal in the “Notes” section. Click “OK” to save Click “save and close” to finish
  6. 6. Adoptions The church recognizes and records all legally valid adoptions. Any comments concerning the adoption should be put in the notes section of the first life event. Include: •The date the adoption was final •Who the adoptive parents are •The previous name of the person o To change the name, follow the steps listed above for a legal name change.
  7. 7. Adoptions The church recognizes and records all legally valid adoptions. Any comments concerning the adoption should be put in the notes section of the first life event. Include: •The date the adoption was final •Who the adoptive parents are •The previous name of the person o To change the name, follow the steps listed above for a legal name change.

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