Should familysearch's classification as deceased be accepted?

+1 vote
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I found some sources for a profile that gives a birth date that
would turn it unlisted if the date is entered.  Familysearch has
her listed as deceased at the top of her life articles but there are no references to prove it.  Marriage, divorce and two childhood censuses are available.  Should I just assume familysearch is correct, list her as deceased, and list the other four references?
For privacy I am not including the profile for now.
in The Tree House by Beulah Cramer G2G6 Pilot (303k points)
I will go on to other profiles and leave everything blank as it
was when I opened it.  The death notice may show up in the near future and she won't be a duplicate in 150 years later.

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+5 votes
I would say no. I have had one case where the (still very much alive) father of my girlfriend was listed as deceased on their family tree, and I had to contact familysearch.org to change that.
by Anonymous Geschwind G2G6 Mach 8 (82.0k points)

I know of living Wikitreers who have had the same happen -- and fs was way too slow in removing the profiles of the living people.

If I cannot find a death, or burial, record, I will presume the person is still living if they were born in the last 70 to 105 years.  (I also have had problems with find a grave having memorials for the living -- and they won't remove those memorials on the say-so of someone who is only an inlaw.)

Birth date in question is 1926 per census.

I would make a presumption of "still living".

See : Ecuadorian man and woman become world's oldest married couple.  He is 110, she is 104.  I had a cousin died aged 105.

That's only age 94 or thereabouts now -  still enough people alive at that age (my girlfriend's father is over that age)
My aunt was listed as deceased on FamilySearch when she is still alive. I did the same as C-H and contacted FamilySearch to have her info privatized. Beulah, without a source, I would tend to presume she is still living.

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