Upon death of a relative, making their person i.d. number public for combining duplicate information
Upon death, we're asking to make a living person deceased on their own family tree, before the ward clerk locks it. This will make it possible for family members to merge familysearch.org numbers to preserve the newly dead person's photos, stories, and audio, and see what the now dead person has loaded on to their family tree.
Also, we're asking to please release the ordinance work that she has reserved to now be reserved by someone else in the family.
One SOLUTION is for a familysearch.org staff member to type in the "living" person's the death date, before the ward clerk add their death date anytime or before the system locks her information. If it is a privacy issue, will you please give a place to mark, where we give permission for our "memories" to be made public upon our death.
For Example: A staff person could type in Christena's death date on her "Person" page in "details", and then I (Kathy) would be able to combine the "possible duplicates" and merge Chris' number and my number together.
STORY: My sister, Christena Ann Kimber, died on 31 Mar. 2022. I [Kathryn Marie Kimber Anderson (K WC6-Z5V)] was helping her with her family history work for her children and ancestors. My number on familysearch.org for Chris is: [LYWP-LJ2]. She also had a different number for herself on familysearch.org, while she was living. I would like to combine these two numbers, now that she is deceased, so we can see her "memories", too.
This is a problem, if we are losing people's memories when the pass away and the system locks them, where they remain in the familysearch.org data base, and aren't made public to the family. How can we retain the living person's life stories, photos, and audio? We fee like it's VERY important to address this issue.
As siblings, we've all had our mother, Eva Mae Kimber, in familysearch.org as different numbers when she was living. Upon her death, we've all had to merge these numbers together into one "Person" page to see all of her "Memories"
Since this familysearch.org program is fairly new for all of us to make and create "memories" for the living, there needs to be a way to preserved our stories and photos when we die. I'm particularly concerned about when I die, because I've uploaded many memories, which I don't want locked by the system. I am the youngest of us siblings, and who is going to preserve my memories, if they are locked by the ward clerk when he adds my death date?
I would love a reply or a resolution to this most concerning problem.
Kathy Kimber Anderson