Is it time to create estimated dates for those born after 1930?

+6 votes
155 views
The error for no dates uncovers whole trees for people married around 1930. Their children and grand children are listed with no dates. At this point shouldn't we add estimated birth dates to make them unlisted? Especially if they are orphans, there is a good chance that many are still living and should be private. Family search often does not have information on people this recent.
in The Tree House by Sue Hall G2G6 Pilot (143k points)
If these types of profiles have managers should they get a message to list a death date or estimate a birthdate to make it private?
Should living/dead be a required field? Family Search requires living/dead after a certain date.

2 Answers

+10 votes
I've stopped adding any one born in the 30's that might be living because of the new privacy rules. Even with the Census records as sources.  If you don't have a death date, you have to consider the possibility that they may be living.  Makes it harder to connect, but what are you going to do.  Unlisted is useless
by Cindi Clark G2G6 Mach 1 (19.1k points)
+7 votes
If you add an estimated birth date without a death date the profiles will automatically be changed to Unlisted privacy. Which is okay if they have a profile manager. But if they do not have a profile manager, they will become unavailable, invisible, to everyone else.
by Shirley Dalton G2G6 Pilot (482k points)
I've adopted a few orphaned Open profiles that represented living (or possibly living) people but didn't have dates. After adopting them, I could add their date information and continue adding data, even after the profile became Unlisted. But once I discover they are still living (or possibly still living), I feel like I can't give up the profile manager slot, because that would cause the person to become an invisible zombie that no one can see or edit...   I'm hoping for relatives to show up to claim them!

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