In Feb. 2022, someone added myself and my exhusband as deceased. Obviously there is no proof we are deceased, the person just found our marriage license and made us both deceased.
This is really concerning as far as privacy issues. I'm am pretty upset. I have never been a fan of this site for this reason. People with no experience or sources, often change things to ridiculous ends here. Adding simultaneous spouses, and births after parents are long dead.
I've changed us to "living" but had to explain why I'm alive, and there's nothing preventing this person from changing us back. I've also tried to find a contact to voice my concerns and this is the closest I can get?
I'm all for Automating "Living" with in the 110 year range. 😠
Maybe only allow as deceased if it is a death record.
The living PID and the 'deceased' one will be different - maybe Find/compare when someone tries to add as deceased.
Agree with @JenniferWhite64
Unfortunately there are some people who use the GenealogyBank Obituaries that were indexed by a computer to add new people to their tree and made everyone deceased. I had to contact FS and have my Dad changed to living (he'll be 92 this year and his mother lived to be 101).
I have a multitude of people on my tree that are under 80, but since the person who created their records didn't add any sources except for the obituary, and I can't find and death/cemetery records, I just assume they are not dead (and put "Dead ?" in the Reason This Information Is Correct box).