what do i put my uncles gender as?
My aunt became transgender a few years back and I'm not sure whether I label the gender in family search as male or female for them. Would it be female because that's what they were born as or do I list it as male because that is the gender they are now?
There is a help article about this.
How do I record gender or sex changes in Family Tree?
Article Id: 1025
August 19, 2022
To help maintain an accurate genealogical record of the human family, use the sex recorded at birth. Record any later sex or gender-related changes as custom life events in the Other Information section.5
If your family member is living, why not ask directly?1
Paul W ✭✭✭✭✭
Cindy is referring to the article at https://www.familysearch.org/en/help/helpcenter/article/how-do-i-record-gender-or-sex-changes-in-family-tree.
There is no "label" that I can find where you can indicate gender. FamilySearch seems only to have the option to record the sex (Male / Female / Unknown). However, (sex) "Unknown" is invalid for an individual who had a spouse and/or was a parent.
Apart from that, just follow the advice provided in the other responses.1
If this person is alive, I recommend not putting any information in FamilySearch at all.1