Family Positions

Family Positions

Each person in eAdventist now has a “Family position” to provide a clearer way for you to record multi-generation families. Just like before, each Family has a Primary Contact and this person’s “Family position” is “Primary”. Now the other people in the Family can be designated as one of the following:

  • Spouse
  • Child
  • Other

You’ll see the “Family position” displayed in a couple of places on the Person page.


To change the “Family position”, click the “Edit Person” button.


For the Primary Contact, this setting defaults to “Primary”.


Just like before, you can select a different Primary Contact by clicking the “Change” button on the “Family” tab.


Multi-generation families

How can you use “Family position” to enter a family that includes grandparents? For example, one that includes:

  • Father
  • Mother
  • 2 children
  • Grandfather
  • Grandmother

If the father is the Primary Contact, set the “Family position” for each family member like this:

  • Father – “Primary”
  • Mother – “Spouse”
  • 2 Children – “Child”
  • Grandfather – “Other”
  • Grandmother – “Other”

Where is Family Position used?

The “Family position” is now used to determine spouses in the following parts of eAdventist:

  • Person Labels  – the “One per family – Primary & Spouse” option for “Recipients”
  • Church Directory (Family)
  • Pastor Spouses report

Getting started

To give you a head start, we pre-set the Family Position to “Spouse” for families that had 2 married people. We also pre-set it to “Child” for people who are single and 18 years old or less.

You will need to set the Family Position for any others.

That’s it! Now you can use the “Family position” to record a clearer picture of the families that make up your church family.

The eAdventist team