I am duplicated in family search and need to know how to correct myself
Daniel C McCarter
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I am just another 'lowly' User/Patron ...
When you 'say' that YOU are DUPLICATED ... in "Family Tree" of 'FamilySearch' ...
Does that mean, that you have found, a "Deceased" version, of Yourself, in "Family Tree" of 'FamilySearch'?
Does that mean, that you have "Created", a "Living"" version, of Yourself, in "Family Tree" of 'FamilySearch'?
The 'Context', of whether you 'see' your DUPLICATE; as, either, "Deceased"; or, "Living", has a significant bearing on the action that needs to be taken.
The record that is the duplicate is GZFX-B44 and shows me as deceased. That is me and I am still alive under LZY-cdr -- How do I delete this records?
That helps ...
Regarding, that "Deceased" DUPLICATE, of the "Living" You (ie. in this case that of, GZFX-B44) ...
Question: Have to tried to "Change" the 'Status', from "Deceased", to "Living"?
There have been some recent significant change to the way that 'FamilySearch' "Support" works; and, I have NOT tried changing, an individual/person, from "Deceased", to "Living", since that recent change.
That Said ...
It used to be, a simple matter, of going into the "Death Record", for the particular individual/person concerned (ie. in this case that of, GZFX-B44); and, "Changing" the 'Staus', from "Deceased", to "Living".
When one did such, the following happened; and, occurred:
(1) One had to provide a "Reason This Information Is Correct"
(2) When one "Saved", you were advised that a 'FamilySearch' "Support" Case was submitted/created; and, the matter would be investigated.
(3) There was NO immediate "Change"; but, in fact, the matter is PENDING, subject to further investigation
(4) 'FamilySearch' "Support" would investigate; where, there were two (x2) possible outcomes:
.... (a) 'FamilySearch' "Support" agrees with you, where the 'Status' is "Changed" to "Living".
And, IF, that is the case; THEN, the DUPLICATE then disappears for "Public" view, into the "Private Spaces" of the User/Patron (ie. in this case, "Inman Thomas Edward") who created the record.
.... (b) 'FamilySearch' "Support" disagrees with you (which I doubt) - the 'Status' remains a "Deceased".
Here is a "knowledge Article" in 'FamilySearch':
IF, the aforementioned DOES NOT work; THEN, you can come back here, in this post of yours and advise such.
Thence, the matter of yours, in this post, COULD to be TAKEN "Directly" into the workings of 'FamilySearch' "Support", by a "Moderator" [ ie. 'FamilySearch' "Support" (Personnel) ]; and, dealt with you, "Privately", communicating with you via/trough, ("Private") 'Messaging' in 'FamilySearch"; and/or. direct "E-mail".
I hope this helps.
You may also want to send a message to the contributor who listed you as deceased. You certainly don't want them to do it again. They obviously don't have their record correct.
I am not sure how to do that<'
To message another user, click on the contact name, the name "Inman Thomas Edward, below the Deceased, behind Last Changed, Date, by. You will see the choice to use the email address or to Send a Message through FamilySearch messages. Your answer, (when it comes), will show on the message icon with a number, between the ? and the Bell top right on Family Tree. The article link below may be helpful.