I am trying to add my gg grandfather and keep getting error message invalid date

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I am trying to add my gg grandfather (George Hitchen) whose dates of birth and death I know (1820 and 1902). His daughter was born in 1860 and when I try and save George's details I get the error message "invalid date"

1. A living person should not have a child (Hitchen-170) born 17 Jan 1860, died 9 Nov 1933) and not living (death date1902-07-02. Death date "not living", age 198.

2. A living person should not have a child (Hitchen-170 born 17 Jan 1860, died 9 Nov 1933) that was born or died more than 150 years ago."

When entering George's date of birth and death I did try the different radio buttons ie birth date estimated/uncertain, exact/living before, or after this date. I tried all these options and I still get the above error message.

I am fairly new to Wiki Tree and I am puzzled as to the reason why this error message appears????
WikiTree profile: Esther Hitchen
in WikiTree Help by Carl Parkinson G2G Crew (310 points)
I had no problem to add him.  It seems like you were trying to add him as her child or the radio button was selected making her still alive.  Anyway, he's there, click the adopt link on his profile and you're on your way.  Good luck!
What is the radio button?

Radio "buttons" are the little things you click to select an option -- like these:

I'm desperately trying to add a father to https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/White-58599 but I keep receiving an error message about him being alive or living.  And yet I've given him a death year.  

Make sure (a) that you have not put an email address, and (b) that none of the radio buttons that designate still living are checked.

1 Answer

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Try to create his profile from scratch without clicking any of the radio buttons before you save. You can edit them afterwards but I have found they do prevent profile creation.
by Deborah Pate G2G6 Mach 4 (44.6k points)

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