I created a record for Sam Abraham GZTG-DV7 who was born in 1887 and for some unknown reason it comes up as a private person. With an 1887 birth date that should not be the case. How do I fix this situation?
Hi Ann Marie Davis
The following knowledge article from the Help Centre will help you understand the reason for this record being marked as confidential and why it appears in your private space in FamilySearch even though the individual is deceased:
I will message you privately with further clarification.
I am just another user, but 2 reasons I can think of. Check is the person is marked living which keeps someone private, the other reason is where they were born. Certain birth countries can trigger the private person due to it being sensitive to a culture or religion, because it is private I cannot see the person to know if one of these apply of it there maybe another reason. But maybe this info can help ya figure it out.
Welcome to Family Search community. We are glad you were able to post your question.
When you enter a person you have the choice to make the person living or deceased and also include a death date. It sounds like maybe you left this person as living. You can correct this by going to his person page. On the detail view, go do to where you record a death date, click edit and mark the record as desceased. You can also include a death date and place if known. When you do that, the record will become public.
If GZTG-DV7 is marked Deceased: as @Cindy Hecker mentions certain non-evident issues can cause the PID of a deceased person to become parked in your private tree space. To move it out of there, the easiest way is to use the FamilySearch chat or phone support systems, to request they move it or else delete it. You may need to wait a few days for the request to be reviewed and approved.
Several years ago I somehow got an entire family parked in my private space, with a banner declaring them Confidential, after I attached some historical records to the PIDs. I had not created the PIDs so I could not delete them. Eventually I got FS to move them to the public tree space.
Apparently this individual's birth place is a culturally sensitive area. Therefore, he will remain as a private person in my family tree. Thank you all for your input.