I have many profiles that no longer have birth dates.

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I have many profiles that no longer have birth dates. You cannot add a profile without a birthdate so how could this have happened?
in WikiTree Help by Mike Davies G2G1 (1.7k points)
retagged by Ellen Smith

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Hi Mike,

I see a number of Unlisted profiles in your Watchlist. Could that be what you mean, i.e. they have birth dates but they are not displayed publicly? For example: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Robertson-13522

Until May profiles of living people could be Private instead of Unlisted. See https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Help:GDPR_FAQ for an explanation.

Chris
by Chris Whitten G2G Astronaut (1.3m points)
selected by Maggie N.
Thanks Chris
so in my weekly suggestions  I have many reports like this 
134 No Dates - Dates on relatives - Open - Status Died Help Bransby-9
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16900699 Robert Bransby Person not living Male image Davies-2299
​Many of these are non-living so shouldn't be affected by privacy rules. My point is when I entered them, I had to add a birth date (even an estimated one) to create the profile so I don't know how they disappeared. It will be tedious to go back and re-enter the dates if I have to!
regards
Mike, looking at the Change log for Bransby-9 there was no year of birth entered when the profile was created. If I recall it was indeed possible in 2013 to create a profile without entering a year of birth.
Thanks Steve that must be it.

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