People marking living people as deceased
We need the programmers to write some code so someone cannot mark someone who has been born in the last 100 years as deceased without a death date and documentation. In the past two weeks I have become aware of two people who are living who have been marked as deceased. No death date and the people who are marking them as deceased are not directly related to these people. My friend was marked as deceased and now is locked out of her Family Search account. She is working to get it fixed. My SIL has been marked as deceased and she is very much alive. I have sent a message to the person who did it and to Family Search to get it corrected.
Mod note: One comment was deleted for unkindness.
@juliegibson1 This is a concern for us too and it happens too often. We will make sure your suggestion is forwarded to our engineers. It sounds like you did the right thing in letting us know that someone is living. The other issue of your friend not being able to access their account, should be a separate issue and not connected to someone making her deceased. Hopefully her account will get fixed and her living status updated. Let me know if you need further help with this. Sam ☺️2
I find the new detail page very messy and confusing compared to the original detail page.1
I have also found living people who were marked dead based on their age in their 80s. I have requested they be marked living but I would like to see immediate changing to living while the facts are being adjudicated.0
There are good points in the new page. But the old way was much better. Why not incorporate the new information from the new page and add it to the page you have replaced? In my opinion this has become too much like the Ancestry Family Tree and is too confusing and time consuming. In my opinion there was not any problem with the old except that too many changes were allowed to be made that had not been researched or documented properly. I suppose this is one reason why we have been counseled to have our own personal Family History program.1
@s10297588641, FamilySearch "uses Private on Living", too. But just as on Ancestry, if a user marks a profile as deceased, then it's marked deceased, not living, regardless of whether the person represented is alive and kicking or not.1