How do I determine and confirm a deceased first cousin on a Guest page?

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I have an email update that shows the name of my first cousin with a request that I submit information on him. However, the only information shown on his page is his name and the fact that he was born in the 1930's! Both 'facts' are correct if we are showing my cousin. But, I need to know if this person is he? When I click on 'relationship to me', it doesn't show a relationship? Perhaps this is due to the fact that there are no real facts about him? Would love to share what I know; but, will need further information? Or ... do I just submit what I know of him on his 'guest' WiKiTree Page? Thank you for your reply ...

Jeannette
WikiTree profile: Norman Brideau
in Genealogy Help by Jeannette Saladino G2G6 Mach 1 (13.0k points)
The profile you are showing isn't connected with any relationships and wouldn't show as your cousin even if it were your cousin.  He needs to add some parents and maybe grandparents to that profile and then maybe you can see if it is the right person.  And then if you see it is the right person a connection can be made with profiles that already exist.  After that a relationship might show.

It is an understandable mistake that some people make in thinking that if they only enter their name in the Wikitree then all their relatives will show.  But unfortunately the Wikitree is a long way from that yet.
Vincent,

That profile belongs to a guest member who just joined 2 days ago.  It can't possibly be Jeannette's cousin who is deceased.
I looked at that but no where is a cousin by this name shown as deceased.  The word deceased is used in the question and I thought it was possible she thought he was deceased and here he is e-mailing her.  I have an 84 year old buddy that is listed as deceased on several sites where I can assure you she is alive and kicking! :D
Good point, Vincent.  Thank you!  I need to learn more critical reading skills instead of making assumptions.

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Hi Jeannette,

I don't believe that Norman Brideau is your cousin because I see that he just joined WikiTree two days ago.

I'm sorry for your loss.  Are you sure that your cousin has a profile on WikiTree?  If not, you might want to create one here to help honor his memory.

Please let me know if I can help you with anything.
by Gaile Connolly G2G6 Pilot (925k points)
selected by Jeannette Saladino

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