How do you get the Y/ in the place of death field anyway????

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in The Tree House by Dawn Ellis G2G6 Mach 8 (88.8k points)
retagged by Dorothy Barry
I don't understand the question?
I noticed that there were a lot with just Y/ - not the whole Y, Somme, Picardie thing. Might be that you get this automatically when exporting a GEDCOM from a site where you have to put a checkmark in a box for "deceased" so that people from over 100 years ago won't stay private if you don't have a date of death for them.
I've got to think it's a gedcom import side effect.

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It's a GEDCOM import side effect as Jillaine said.  Some programs have a field where you can put Y if they are deceased and it gets interpreted into the death place field on WikiTree.
by Eowyn Walker G2G Astronaut (2.0m points)
selected by Maggie N.
I think it was Chet who told me that back in the day either Family Tree Maker or Ancestry auto-filled "Y" (for yes, the person is dead) to "Y, Somme, Picardie"

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