Could FamilySearch Require Date or Place of Death if Individual was Born Less than 90 years ago
Could the code of FamilySearch be changed so that when someone is creating a person, it asks them to insert either a date or place of death if the person is less than 90 years old? In other words, could the program be changed so the choice of "deceased" is not possible when creating a person who would be less than 90?
The reason for this suggestion is I have found several people being created either from the 1940 census or from no sources.
In three cases, I was able to find obituaries (in one case death was about 2 years AFTER the page was made) and was able to add that vital information. In another case, I found recent voting registrations that showed that the person (around 85 years old) is alive. In two more cases (of siblings) that I found yesterday, they were both born in the 1960s and there are no sources and I could find no online records for these individuals. (I have no proof that they are alive, although I reached out to the person who created their page several years ago.)
Proof of being alive is requested when trying to change a status from deceased to living, so that is another quandary, if one doesn't have or can't find proof.
I was not looking for these errors, yet have come across them in research of my family. Since I have found 6 instances in the past year, I suspect that adding living people to family search is a fairly common problem. Making it necessary to add one piece of vital data about death could help reduce these errors.