A clearly deceased person is marked as private…
This is more of a report of a problem, but I noticed there were at least a couple people I worked on who are clearly deceased, but are still marked as private. One is Louis Nicholas Mavredes (GKJC-TYX). How should this be resolved?
This problem was found on the mobile iOS FamilyTree app.
Well, I’ve gone and looked a little harder at the questions page and found several people had the same problem. Should I still keep this page up? (I don’t know if I can take it down, though.)0
I have seen this with every individual I have added that was born in the Middle East, including Egypt, Iran, Turkey and others. I found an article in the help center that says the person may be marked private if the living relatives might be in danger if the public knows they are related to someone from that country. I don't know what militant groups might be using FamilySearch to stalk living people, but it seems like there needs to be a better way to protect the living and be able to share your ancestry.
When you use FamilySearch, it seems obvious that you are trying to share your family tree with others. If all of your ancestors are marked Private, then you aren't sharing with anyone.
I agree that this is a problem!1
Of the options in that yellow banner, it's the second one that applies. The problem is the birthplace: Turkey is apparently on the list of places that the confidentiality bot finds objectionable.1
I see the problem. I’m not a direct-line descendant of this individual, so this problem probably came up while I was attaching record hints and adding people to the tree.
Thank you both for the insightful answers!0