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Block changes in sex

It would be a great idea if the engineers could put an internal block for changing sex on a person who has completed ordinances. The block message could read something like: "Patrons are unable to change the sex of this individual. If you need to change the sex on this person please contact FamilySearch support."
(This would keep ordinances from switching to the "not available" status when sex changes take place.)
You could also block any merges of records that have had a sex change with approximately the same message.
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  • I strongly disagree with this idea.

    Ordinances are gender specific and as such, if recorded under the wrong sex, need to be redone.

    Therefore, the change the sex of the individual must be allowed. Of course, proof of the correct gender must be provided in some manner, otherwise, any cases that are opened with respect to the ordinances are likely to return the gender to its original value.

    Note: If there are duplicates involved, they all need to be merged into a single "profile" for the deceased person. I have seen instances where the "Not Available" essentially "went away" after all the merges had been made.
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  • Gods, no, don't do that! It would make already-annoying situations into infuriatingly frustrating ones, especially for non-LDS like me.
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  • What would that lead me to do?

    Create a person of the correct sex, remove all sources from the person of incorrect sex, detach the person of incorrect sex from the family and then attach all sources to the person of correct sex.

    You have to understand that ordinances are secondary to getting FSFT correct. Why do I say that? FSFT is open to non-Mormons. We not only cannot see ordinances, but we don't care about ordinances. So what would the reaction to a religiously-based block on having correct information in FSFT be? A bad one. It would reinforce a reputation that FSFT has in certain circles of being unreliable and not worth any serious attention. It would drive away some of the most experienced and prolific users of the site.
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  • I agree with all previous posts here that there is absolutely no need for this. The current procedures for this work great and I have not had any problems getting the couple of dozen of cases I've had to submit fixed. Since you would have to contact support anyway, it is best to get the record corrected with all supporting sources done first. It then takes about a minute to write a letter like this:

    Arne Olsson Hornelandsvåg
    17 February 1840 • MFQD-213​​

    was incorrectly extracted as female and ordinance work completed. I have corrected his Family Tree record to show him as male, added his two marriages, and added several sources, all of which confirm he was male.

    His ordinance page, of course, now shows everything as Not Available. Please correct his ordinance page.
    Sincerely,
    Gordon Collett
    Helper No: •••••
    Relationship: Arne is the husband of my wife's 3rd cousin three times removed.


    In anywhere from three days to three weeks I get a reply:

    RE: Arne Olsson Hornelandsvåg 1840-Dead • MFQD-213
    Thank you for contacting FamilySearch Support and bringing your concern to our attention. We have resolved your request in Family Tree and encourage you to verify that the issue has been corrected as requested.
    Sincerely, FamilySearch Data Administration


    There is nothing I need to do because I already took care of all merges and corrections. With the unnecessary block you suggest, I would have had to go back and finish corrections, finish adding spouses, finish adding children, and finish all merges, assuming I remembered everything that still needed doing.
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  • I disagree. I found proof that a duplicate had ordinances done for the wrong sex. I changed the sex and merged with correct profile and made a support case to fix any ordinances issues.
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