What is the purpose of Family Group Sheet?
Family Group Sheets were developed for those who need to get organized and ready for their big day. They are designed to be simple and easy to use. They have been found by couples to be the most useful planning tool for planning weddings, anniversaries, births, funerals and other big life events.
A Family Group Sheet has:
Division into multiple boxes
A list of all the people who need to sign the sheet
A set of photos of the family members in the room
Rules for each box that tell you what needs to happen once everyone is in the room, for example if the list of people to sign is over capacity, you have to tell them to leave and wait in the hall.
How to Prepare It –
Open your family group sheet and make a list of the people you have in each box
Place this list inside the space within each square
Write your instructions
Get everyone in the room
After everyone is all together, sign the family group sheet and add names
Use the photos of your wedding or baby shower
If you have been using Family Group Sheets and have been using them successfully then you won't be in search for a substitute. You'll find that they work great at wedding planning and family celebrations.
Who should complete Family Group Sheet?
Children and young adults between ages 4-18 years
Adult members of families
Family members who wish to take part in a similar program
Cohabiting partners to form a family in the future
What if someone I know is already on the Family Group Sheet?
You can add someone else to a Family Group Sheet at any time. Simply ask at your table if the member is on the Family Group Sheet.
Children younger than age 18 years are not eligible to participate, although they must be family members.
When can I take part in the Family Group Sheet?
You can take part in the Family Group Sheet at any time. The more time you sign up, the higher your chances of winning.
The more time you sign up, the higher your chances of winning. The minimum time you must be on the Family Group Sheet is one hour.
How can I increase my chances of winning?
A winning number
The more matches you complete, the greater your chances of winning. However, if you complete only two matches, then the chance of winning will increase only slightly since there are only two chances to win in any given run.
If you meet the minimum requirements for a single run, the number of matches you have completed will determine the starting point when performing the next run. Note that if you have any prizes from more than two runs, the number of matches you have completed for those runs becomes the starting point.
You may only run up to five times per day. There is time in between runs to complete your group.
The number of people and run lengths you can participate in and the number of times you can complete your run determines what prizes you win.
If you don't have any prizes from more than two runs, you may only run up to three times per day. There is time in between runs to complete your group.
Prizes can be a family photo, gift certificate or free admission to the library.
There should be enough time between runs to complete your group. If you run out of time, you will have to reschedule, although you can still participate for up to three run attempts. If you are unable to run, you will still be able to participate in other activities.
You must wait for each other to arrive at the library before running, whether you win.
When do I need to complete Family Group Sheet?
It takes 6 months to 2 years to build up your family group.
Why do you need your parents' and brothers' and sisters' details?
They must be living a good life and have a job or own a business in the UK or will visit the UK for periods for employment. If you are a student in the UK these details are only needed if either of your parents have a university degree. If these details are not available, or if the details are wrong, you will then have to go through the Home Office application process to get a passport so that the family details are correct. You will still be required to complete the visa application if one is needed.
Can I get my UK visa approved using another person or organization's details?
Family groups require the same evidence as when using their parents' and brothers' and sisters' details. Therefore, once you have completed the Home Office application process, you will need to provide a photocopy or official photograph of your sponsor (e.g a passport, driving license, etc.) and a statement signed by the sponsor confirming that their evidence is correct. Also, a solicitor's letter signed by the solicitor and witnessed by a solicitor, confirming that the solicitor has seen and verified the evidence.
What do I need, if I am applying on my own?
A letter from a solicitor agreeing that there is no other suitable evidence to prove you meet the eligibility requirements required for your visa application. This letter is to be signed by both the solicitor and the solicitor's client.
What do I need to do to complete the Home Office application form and fill in the relevant sections?
Go to the 'Go Home Office' form and complete it. Once you have completed the Home Office application form you have 1 single page document called the 'Application Form'. This will give you the required details. If you have a partner who can provide an English language ability test certificate, complete this before heading to the Home Office. If you are a student or will be studying in the UK you will also need to have this test certificate as evidence (e.g a certificate of completion in English or German).
Who do I call after submitting my application?
There are multiple agencies which can issue UK Visas. Please refer to this list to get an overview of the agencies or to find out what their phone number is in the UK.
Can I create my own Family Group Sheet?
Yes, this can be done with the Family group sheet. It can also be used with any other group you create.
I have a private group on Facebook, but I really don't like the default layout. What can I do?
Here's how you can change the layout from the default one: Select Family Group Sheet on the Home tab, then select the Layout tab at the top. You can change the layout here to a more organized group.
When editing a Family Group Sheets it can be difficult to find certain sheets. Where do I go?
If you know you have a sheet in a Family Group you can click on the “Go To Sheet” link at the top of this page.
Will you fix this problem?
To be honest I don't know how to fix this problem now. When you create a Family Group you give a default layout, but you can select whatever you like. I'm not sure this problem was ever fixed.
If you have any more questions feel free to leave a comment. I just wanted to make sure everyone had an idea if they were thinking of using this feature like me.
What should I do with Family Group Sheet when it’s complete?
I made 3 Family Groups, what should I do with them? Can I turn Family Group Sheet back into a “Lifetime?” My family and I want to create another Family Group, this time we want to add 3 more members! Where can we go to find the answers to this? Is this a thing?
The answer to questions 1 – 4 you've already answered. “Yes the entire Family Group sheet can be returned in to a lifetime sheet” You'll have to create a Lifetime Sheet then.
Question 5: When I close a family Group, I'm wondering how do I get that information back in the new Family Group.
Answer: I see this as something that should be a part of the new Life History Table.
QUESTION 6: Can you create a Family Group with 3 members, so those members are not listed at the start of the list.
Answer: Nope, can never happen.
QUESTION 7: Can I transfer one of my Lifetime Sheets from a Family Group into a Lifetime Sheet. Is there any way I can do this?
Answer: The answer is: Can't.
QUESTION 8: I am trying to transfer a Lifetime Sheet, but the Family Group is closed, and I am trying to open the sheets, but I have no information on this new Family Group. So where can I go to find the information for this Family Group with info on all Family Members. Thank you!
Answer: You can look at any other Lifetime Sheet. I guess. It's not going to get you any more details.
QUESTION 9: Can I change my name in my Life History for this Life History Table.
Answer: Sorry, no. Just because it says that the Life History is done as Family Group, there is no way you can change that. If you want to change it, go back and edit your Family Sheet again.
QUESTION 10: When I create a Family Group, I want to add someone and I know they are the youngest member in the Family Group. Can it be my daughter? Can it be someone younger than my youngest member?
Answer: Nah, never. You are born into the Family, so you are the youngest when you join a Family Group.
QUESTION 11: I am creating my Family for a son and his wife.
How do I get my Family Group Sheet?
There are currently 2 ways that you can add a Family Group Sheet. Both require that you log in to a site and go to the “Add Person” tab on the person you are adding to your Family Member list.
If you click the “Anderson” tab on the person you are adding to your Family Group Sheet, you will be taken to the “Anderson” sheet in the Family. Please be sure to log in to the site of the person you are adding to your Family Group so that we can add them to your Family Group as well.
How do I delete a Family Group Sheet?
There are currently 2 ways that you can delete a Family Group Sheet. Both require that you log in to a site and go to the “Delete Person” tab on the person you are deleting a member from.
To delete a person, click “Delete Person.” A “Delete Person” form will appear. Please be sure to log in to the site of the person you want to delete.
To delete a Family Group Sheet click “Delete Group Sheet.” This will bring you to a new form page which will look like this:
This will show you all the members of the group and where they are sitting on the Family Tree. It should ask you where to delete members. If you click Edit on the “Delete” button, you will be prompted how to delete a person:
To add members to the family, just click the “Add” button and the person you want to add will show up on the Family Tree.
You also have a lot of options to fine-tune your Family Tree. You can make a change to who is in what order on the Family Tree, change the order of people on the Family Tree, or add more members to the family.
Can I customize the layout of my Family Group Sheet?
Yes. You can move groups around or change the layout of the Family Group Sheet as you see fit. Just click the “Format” tab for the group to change that.
How do I find a certain person in the Family Tree?
Here is a list of the names of all family members so far. To find the name of the person you're looking for, type them into the Search Box on the right side of the screen. This will bring you to a list of all the Family Members that had their names entered.
We hope you enjoy your Family Tree.
What documents do I need to attach to my Family Group Sheet?
You must attach documents to your Family Group Sheet as follows:
Your birth certificates. Your marriage certificates. A certified copy of your passport.
If you and your spouse are both U.S. citizens, you must also include a certified copy of your green card or a copy of your Alien Registration Card.
Additional documents that may be attached to your Family Group Sheet include a proof of U.S. citizenship, such as a passport or U.S. birth certificate.
To learn how to create and use Family Groups sheets, see Getting Started with Family Groups. To find out more about how to create a Family Group, see About Family Groups.
You can create a Family Group to help you manage your taxes by dividing your income and deductions among your Family Group members. For example, you might decide to use a Family Group to help you figure your standard deduction, take certain itemized deductions, and file a joint tax return.
However, you can't make certain types of deductions or credits available to your Family Group members based on their age. To learn more about the financial and legal obligations you and your spouse must follow to create a Family Group, see Family Group Guidelines for Individuals and Families.
For more information about this and other topic areas on the website, see Tax Topic Areas.
Important: For instructions about how to attach forms and other documents to your Family Group Sheet, see the instructions for the form you want.
Filing information with your FFS
Note: This information applies only to married or common-law couples, including same-sex couples. See the T5013, Miscellaneous Income Tax Filing Information and Publication 17 for additional information about joint return filers.
Taxpayers with a common-law partner who have a child or children can complete Form T1245, Child Tax Credit Information Return and attach it to their Family Group Sheet.
On the T1245 Information Return, you may also include any information that you believe is required to determine your child's claim for tax credits and benefits or for the amount of tax claimed for your child's contributions to a registered education savings plan. To do this, you must complete and attach the T1301, Taxpayer Identification Number for Children and Information Return, to the form.
What are the different types of Family Group Sheet?
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How many people fill out Family Group Sheet each year?
I think it's more than that.”
A new application form will be posted soon on the Family Connections website, according to Karl. He says he thinks a lot of people will be surprised to see what they need to do.
The family group sheet, designed for families with children under the age of three, says the child will attend school part-time and will be living with three or more other children.
To qualify, families need to provide proof that their primary caretaker supports both child and caregiver, and the child will need to go through some kind of intervention program.
Karl says parents have asked him to include some special rules for families who have been diagnosed with autism. He says they can still be in the program (they just have to have one-half to one year of special care each year if they want to stay in it for the entire year).
Some rules about the child in the family group sheet will be changed at a later date in light of research, Karl says.
What about food and clothing?
“I think a lot of people are going to be relieved to know the answer here is still yes,” Karl said, adding, “My guess would be we'll see a few families with a very strict family budget. That will be less in the first year of the Family Connections program,” says Karl, who thinks families with more disposable income will be required to buy some extra food, clothing and toys to fill out the family-group sheet.
He says the parents will be allowed to leave out of fear that their kids will be taken away from them. Other families, however, may not feel comfortable leaving out clothing and food, he says.
How long is the program?
“It depends on what sort of special education is being provided (in the home),” Karl says. “If it is a child with behavioral or learning disabilities, and you have a very rigorous intervention program, the program can usually go on year after year.”
What kinds of schools participate?
The Family Connections program is administered at five elementary school locations from the Chicago Department of Family and Support Services with the other two locations in the suburbs (Coral Springs and Wheeling).
Is there a due date for Family Group Sheet?
Are children required to use Family Group Shapes?
Yes, families with children ages 5-18 are required to use family group shapes. If you are a couple, you may also use family shapes with a member of your spouse's family or other family members.
Do other products work?
Yes. Lazy Girl, Dolly Wink, and other products that work with our Dolly Wink can also be used with Family Group Shapes.