Unknown bith date

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Have close relatives that I have name only. Do not have dates of birthday. Have filled in with "unavailable" or left blank. Will not let me add this person to my tree .
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retagged by Ellen Smith

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Best answer

Hi Anonymous,

The DOB or the DOD is required to add a person. If neither of both dates are known you can enter an estimated date.

This help page explains how to estimate a date and also explains how the estimated date should be handled:

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Help:Estimated_Dates#Estimating_Dates

I hope the information above helps you in adding the relatives you don't know their exact dates.

by Rubén Hernández G2G6 Pilot (662k points)
selected by Ellen Smith
+6 votes
If they are close relatives could you ask them? If not look on Familysearch, you can put in a date range there and possibly get the birth year from there. If neither of these option work, put in an educated guess and put in the biography that it is an estimated guess.

If your relatives are still alive, I am sure they would prefer to have their details correct, but please ensure you maintain their privacy by adjusting the levels on the profiles :)
by Wendy Sullivan G2G6 Pilot (144k points)

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