Someone has duplicated myself in the children of my parents showing me as deceased!
My id is (removed for privacy). My name has been added as a child under my parents (names removed for privacy) possibly by someone doing indexing, as a deceased person with the id of (removed for privacy.)
How does one delete this addition?
Paul W ✭✭✭✭✭
Ideally, this should have been reported privately, as your personal details are currently avaiable to be viewed by the public.
Firstly, I would attempt to change the "Deceased" status to "Living", although I believe a FamilySearch employee will need to verify this. (Hopefully, one will read your comments and explain the exact procedure).
Secondly, I would immediately contact the person whose name appears against the entries (via the Family Tree internal messaging system) and query their work, especially in adding you to Family Tree as a deceased person.
This issue should be dealt with as a matter of urgency.
Update - I have just found this article that deals with the problem:
Welcome to the "Community.FamilySearch" Forum.
I am just another 'lowly' User/Patron ...
Just a suggestion ...
IF, your are certain that "James Andrew COLBOURNE" ( 06 Apr 1950, Bideford Devon - Deceased ) being 'FamilySearch Person Identifier': GCNL-WXY; where, the "Gender" is "Unknown"; THEN, simply, select the "Edit" alongside "Death"; and, "Change" the 'Status' to "Living"; plus "Add" a "Reason This Information Is Correct" to the effect that "This individual/person is ME; and, I am STILL "Living"; and, "Save".
Doing the aforementioned SHOULD automatically create a Case to be generated that 'FamilySearch' "Support" MUST investigate; and, ACTION, if appropriate.
Provided, 'FamilySearch' "Support" agrees with you, 'FamilySearch' "Support" then WILL "Change" the 'Status', from "Living", to "Deceased"; and, once that is ACTIONED, the NEWLY "Living" individual/person will appear in the "Private Spaces" of the User/Patron who created him (ie. the "Duplicate" You), disappearing from the 'view' of ALL Other Users/Patrons, including yourself.
Here is a "Knowledge Article" in 'FamilySearch':
How do I change the status from deceased to living in Family Tree?
I hope this helps.
As mentioned by Paul W and Brett, you need to follow the instructions in the knowledge article entitled "How do I change the status from deceased to living in Family Tree?"
- Navigate to the person page of the individual who is living.
- Click Details.
- In the Vitals section, next to the listed death date, select Edit.
- In the box that appears, click the circle labeled Living.
- Enter how you know the person is still alive.
- Click Save.
- Enter an explanation for the system administrator to review your request. Please provide this information:
- Your relationship to the individual needing attention.
- An how you know the person is alive.
- If possible, the living person's current physical address.
- Click Submit.
A request now goes to FamilySearch Support. A system administrator reviews your request and takes appropriate actions.
We hope that you are able to get this issue resolved quickly.1