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Church Record Keeping

Record Keeping
"The keeping of records is done in response to a direct commandment from the Lord and is considered a sacred trust and obligation." Encyclopedia of Mormonism
"Almost since the Church was organized in 1830, clerks have been divinely charged with the sacred responsibility of record keeping." Encyclopedia of Mormonism
Computer Systems
A description of the Church's extensive use of computers.
Confidential Records
"As is true for the working files of most private institutions, the current records of the Church are not generally available to outside researchers. Undeterred public access to everyday work files would disrupt the organization's work flow and impinge on the privacy of individual Church members." Encyclopedia of Mormonism
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