Why are James Ellis GX72-WXF and his wife Sarah GX72-7YQ listed in my Private Persons? They are both deceased and I am not related to them.
Hi Welcome to FamilySearch Community and asking your question about people in your private persons list. According to the change logs, you created these records on 19 May 2022. They show on your list since you created the records even though there is no relationship shown. At least one of the children, Victoria R Ellis G7JG-B6Q, that you added to this couple has a duplicate record, GN67-T6R. You show a relationship to this duplicate record albeit pretty distant. For some reason, the records you created were marked as confidential and as such, are only visible to you even though there are marked deceased. Here is an article about living and confidential people in Family Tree. Hope this helps.
Yes, I have this information, but it doesn't tell me what to do to remove the confidential designation. I emailed the person who created the duplicate to see if they have any sources prior to deciding about merging.
It is not possible for a user to delete the confidential designation. But since you created the records, no one else can see or use the records and you don't seem to want them, you should be able to delete them. . Here is an article on deleting a person if you decide to do that.
Just for the record, that Help Center article is incomplete. If a profile that FamilySearch or anyone else has edited gets flagged Confidential and parked in your private tree space, you cannot delete it but you can ask FamilySearch Support to delete it and they will do so.
FamilySearch Support will not tell you why the profile got flagged Confidential, and there is little or nothing to be gained by speculating about or investigating the reason why.
thanks, since I created the 2 people, I was able to delete them. Now someone else can create them and see what happens.