Mother's death before child's birth

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I recorded that the mother died after 1806 since her last child was born in 1806.  I get a warning that the mother's death "should not be before one of her children's birth dates."  Clearly it isn't.  "After 1806" means "in 1807 or later."  Is this a bug in Wikitree?

So I made an adjustment by changing her death to 1807.  I still get the warning that her death date (now 1807) is before her son's birth (1806).

Has anyone else seen this?  What's the logic here?
WikiTree profile: Mary Brown
in WikiTree Help by Joel Bridgham G2G5 (5.3k points)

2 Answers

+5 votes
Best answer
Aim for accuracy, this prompts are just set to remind you to check the dates- we all make slight typos, When the prompt asks you "are you sure you want to do this" (or anything similar) just check for typos and accuracy and then answer "yes."
by Dorothy Coakley G2G6 Pilot (186k points)
selected by Shaun Doust
Thanks, Shaun!
+4 votes
Where are you seeing the error?

If its in the "Suggestions Report", then that report is only run once a week -- so it'll take a week for it to "notice" your recent change.
by Dennis Wheeler G2G6 Pilot (579k points)
OK.  I understand it's only a suggestion.  But I don't like to be nagged about something that's obviously not an error.  To repeat. "After 1806" means it did not occur in 1806.  It occurred after 1806.  She did not die in 1806 (the year her son was born).  I'm asking the Wikitree designers to change this.
but the issue is more than "its only a suggestion"... its a separate report that only gets updated once a week

but I also understand your issue about the math error... so its not "WikiTree" per se, its the report itself (which was incorporated into WikiTree).

you should tag your question with "data_doctors" so the right people will see it, and fix it.

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