Families FAQ's

When I run the sacrament report for my church the report includes members that received their sacraments in another church?
This report generates a list for any Sacrament that was entered in your database for a specified date range.  This report contains sacraments for all member...
Tue, Jul 28, 2020 at 6:05 PM
What should the parish do when a family is assigned New Register status?
A typical process once the form is submitted might be as follows: A person fills out the form which contains the core contact information. The Parish ...
Thu, Oct 8, 2020 at 11:15 AM
What does the System Family field located in the Adminstrative tab in family record mean?
To find this field scroll to Families > Open any family record and click on the Administrative tab.   Typically this field will hold the legacy system (P...
Fri, Sep 4, 2020 at 1:28 PM
How do I restore an email when a member hits unsubscribe?
If a member of your parish hits unsubscribe after receiving an email that you sent through Gabriel simply contact us with the parishioners email and a membe...
Fri, Sep 18, 2020 at 2:29 PM
We have some parishioners who no longer wish to receive emails or texts. How do we unsubscribe them?
If you have a family and/or members who contact the parish office directly and they wish to no longer receive emails or texts from the parish you will have ...
Mon, Sep 21, 2020 at 12:38 PM
Difference Between an Inactive and Unregistered Family?
Maintaining family registration and family statuses are key practices in maintaining an accurate database.  Note:  If you are part of a Diocesan implementat...
Thu, Oct 29, 2020 at 11:37 AM
If Sacraments are entered into books does everything have to be manually entered into Gabriel?
Yes, you will have to enter them in manually within each member record. (How to enter Member Sacrament Records) This is part of the process that is required...
Wed, Nov 18, 2020 at 11:28 AM
Is there a way that the registration for new individuals can be a one-step process, rather than having them fill out some information and then have to follow up with them via email?
The goal of the online registration process is to capture the most pertinent information so that you can contact the family and go through your own on-board...
Wed, Nov 18, 2020 at 12:29 PM
What does the Receive Family Alerts notification box do?
The Receive Family Alerts notification box is located in the members record.  If this box is checked then emails/texts sent from the Family Search screen wi...
Wed, Feb 10, 2021 at 9:18 AM