Early Access - Add Member to Family in Directory


The information in this article applies if you have opted in to Early Access for Custom Fields. If you have not opted it to Early Access, please see Add Member to Family in Directory.

To learn more about Early Access features and to find out how to opt in, please see Early Access Overview.


This article provides steps to add a member to a family in Directory.

You can use the Add Family Member features when a family at your parish has a new child to be added to their Directory entry or you otherwise need to add a member not included when the family was created in Directory.

Note* If two Directory members are being married, or one Directory member is marrying a new parish member not yet entered in Directory, the simplest way to add the new spouse is to instead use the Perform Marriage Life Event.


Complete the following steps to add a member to a family in Directory:

1. In Directory, search for and select the family.

2. On the family detail card, click the ellipsis to view the drop-down menu.

3. In the drop-down menu, select Add Family Member.

4. Enter the Title, Name (first, middle, last, and/or preferred), and demographic information of the new family member.

5. As you enter the new family member information, click the family member Type field and select the appropriate member type from the dropdown menu. The field auto-populates to Adult or Child depending on the Date of Birth entered. Anyone living in the household under 18 is listed as Child and over 18 as Adult. The Adult status can be overridden to Spouse or Other. Any member not listed as Spouse does not appear in the communication generated by the system or appear in the Formal or Informal Family Name.

6. To enter the sacraments the new member has received, click Add sacrament.

7. Select the Sacrament received from the drop-down menu: Baptism, First Communion, Confirmation, Penance, Anointing of the Sick, Marriage, and Holy Orders. Add the Date, Location, and additional Notes for each sacrament entered.

8. Continue clicking Add Sacrament and entering information until all sacraments the new member has received has been entered.

9. When all the information for the new family member has been entered, click Add Family Member to complete the process.

The new family member now appears on the Family Members page.

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