Living People Marked As Deceased
I have become very concerned about the numbers of people who are still living being marked as deceased. I have an uncle who died on December 21, 2022, at the age of 90, and when I went in to add his death information I found another record of him where he had been marked as deceased earlier in the year.
A couple of years ago I experienced something similar with my husband's aunt. When I added her husband's death information I discovered that she had been marked as deceased even though she was very much alive (and still is).
In the past year I have come across about half a dozen other people who are marked as deceased but who appear to be alive. I've done what I can to get that designation corrected but have not always been able to.
I have a suggestion as to how this problem could possibly be rectified. If a person was born in the last 110 years I feel their complete death date, and possibly place of death, should have to be supplied as proof of their death. The way it is now they can be marked as deceased just by clicking on deceased. We are supposed to state why we believe they are deceased but in some cases there is no reason given. In my uncle's case that field had just been marked "unknown".