A group is automatically created for each family when the first family member is added to the directory (typically head of household).
Family groups provide two primary benefits:
- Keep track of which people are in the same family (even if the last name is different)
- Reduce effort for adding and modifying contact information for families. When a new person is added to the directory, and the family is selected, the address and home phone number are automatically filled in. When the address or home phone number is updated for one family member, the change is automatically copied to other family members.
All of the family groups are added to the Family collection. The family groups are not shown by default on the roster page, attendance page, etc.
To turn off the automatic creation of family groups, select Admin, then “Edit Church Info”, then uncheck the “Automatically create family groups” option.