Automatic Rollover from Living to Deceased Using 110 Year Rule
edited September 28, 2020 in Suggest an Idea
Larry Nerge said: Please provide a way so that living profile records will automatically rollover to deceased when the person exceeds 110 years of age. This way when a person dies and it is never reported, we know that the person's profile will eventually become visible to the world at some point in the future.
joe martel said: This has been requested by others and makes sense. There is consideration of such a feature but there are a couple cautions. The primary one I can think of is incorrect data on the person, say the birth/christen date might be in error : 1920 vs 1902 where the user entered the wrong info either on the person or in indexed records. An automated process would automatically make the person deceased even though they may still be alive. So maybe there needs to be some other checks, like looking at their relatives, marriages, and sources to cross-correlate to make a better analysis of if they are really deceased.0
Chas Howell said: If this automating process happens- I'd like to be able to opt-in/opt-out on the living. Often I have some living in just to keep the relationships clear, but I have not done any real research on them and they have only minimal information and of no real value to FS. It would only create unnecessary duplicates if they were to be added after 110 yrs from their birth. Many may never be merged since they would have little data to compare to determine if they are indeed duplicates. I would like to see the default be don't upload to FS unless I check a box to upload after age reaches 110 yrs.0
Christine said: I would love to be able to do temple work for some who were born less than 110 years ago but who DIED 100 years ago. Children who died in the flu epidemic , whose parents also died and we did their work, but have to wait to do the children.0
Tom Huber said: I suspect that you are well aware of the Church policies regarding the 110 year rule. If you know there are no any living close relatives, which would include siblings of the deceased children, you can follow the instructions in the article, https://www.familysearch.org/help/sal... and its related articles on making such a request.0