Marking Living People Deceased
Moderation Note: Partially restored the original post, redacted sensitive information. Very informative thread, thank you to those who responded to this.
" Someone" contacted FamilySearch and complained that I had entered people in our shared tree and listed them as DECEASED, when they were still living. I did so, not knowing that it was against the rules. FamilySearch sent an email stating that my account has been disabled, as a result. I sent 2 replies to that email, over the past 2 days, asking if my account can be reinstated, but FamilySearch won't respond. I called them, this evening, and they told me that over 600 people per day are entered as DECEASED but accounts are rarely disabled. My purpose in using the DECEASED feature was due to the fact that the individual is not visible to others and can only be updated by the person who enters the individual in the tree, if marked LIVING. Very disappointed by FamilySearch's response to my situation. They could have sent a warning or at least responded to my emails. I only recently started adding records to this tree but have contributed to their indexing services. Has anyone else experienced this kind of discrimination and how did you handle it?