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Kristy Messler-Hunt
Parish Administrator, Trinity Parish Episcopal Church, Seattle, WA

We do, because for us that signifies that they were a member at the time they died. 

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Kelly Shifflett
Administrative Assistant

Sharon - We keep membership status as "member"(because they were at the time of death) BUT we change another profile field to Deceased Member.

We use "MEMBERSHIP" and "RELATIONSHIP" as 2 other fields that allow us to record with finer distinctions, so that we can run reports with a greater level of detail.

Under MEMBERSHIP, we have options for Baptized Member, Full Member, Former Member (transferred out or withdrawn), Affiliate/Assoc. Member, and Disconnected Member (no longer attending)

Under RELATIONSHIP we use options like New (anyone at the time they are entered to Realm), Visitor, Attending or Engaged, Member of Record... (More)

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We leave their Member Status unchanged.  If your question is really about an archival record of who was a member of the church at any given time, that needs to be addressed outside of Realm.  Realm is not designed as an archive support system.