USA Living people listed as dead in Family Search
I, four of my cousins, and one cousin’s wife have been listed as deceased in Family Search. We are senior citizens, but are not dead yet. I know for certain that I and most of these cousins are living--though perhaps not as lively as in the past. It appears, from the“latest changes” and “sources” on Family Search, that the person or persons who entered us as deceased used information from "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960". This shows us as children in our families with our birth dates. (Birth dates show only when this record is accessed at the Family History Library or a Family History Center.) It appears that someone wanted to use this record as a source for our parents, and decided to add the whole family. Would it be possible to add a caution to this record informing people that not everyone who appears in it is dead?
For each of the records erroneously marked as deceased, do the following:
- Navigate to the person page of the individual who is living.
- Click Details
- In the Vitals section, next to the listed death date, select Edit.
- In the box that appears, click the circle labeled Living
- Enter how you know the person is still alive.
- Click Save
- Enter an explanation for the system administrator to review your request. Please provide this information:
- Your relationship to the individual needing attention
- How you know that the person is alive
- If possible, the living person's current physical address
- Click Submit.
A request now goes to FamilySearch Support. A system administrator reviews your request and takes appropriate actions.0