Why is the wikitree software insisting that a child born in 1758 is still living?

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I am trying to add another child for Vincenzo Sciviletto-13, born about 1725. His first daughter Filippa Sciviletto-12 is born in 1750 and her sister was born in 1758. The software is insisting she is still alive and won't me add Orsola Sciviletto, who should be Sciviletto-14. Thank you!
WikiTree profile: Vincenzo Sciviletto
in WikiTree Tech by Sharon Centanne G2G6 Pilot (148k points)
Orsola Sciviletto was born in 1758 in Alia, Sicilia, Regno delle Due Sicilie, the daughter of Vincenzo Sciviletto and his wife Rosaria Federico.

Orsola Sciviletto passed away on January 17, 1842 in Alia, Sicilia, Regno delle Due Sicilie
I was able to add Sciviletto-14 now because it appears that her profile was already on wikitree with the LNAB of Federico, her mother's maiden name. I changed the LNAB of Orsola Federico Mancuso to Orsola Sciviletto Mancuso, because a cousin I collaborate with says other records show Sciviletto is her real LNAB. But I think there is still a software glitch, because I don't think the software could have figured out this error which originated in the primary source documents.

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The software insists that someone is still living if there is either

1. no DOD given   or

2. if there is no DOD known, the bullet with "about/estimate but NOT living" not clicked.

This is why I always click that bullet when a person has to be dead (men before 1907/women before 1903), but I don't know the DOD.
by Jelena Eckst├Ądt G2G6 Pilot (380k points)
Thank you! I will look for that. But the software was complaining even when the DOD was given!
There are radio buttons for Still living and Intentionally blank because still living. If either of these has been accidentally clicked, that might also cause the problem.

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