What date of birth triggers unlisted profiles?

+5 votes
I was recently adding birth years from a census and it flipped the profile into unlisted.  Therefore, since for the connectathon
I will be adding many children's profiles from censuses, can we be given a year that will put new profiles in that category
so we never even bother to start?
in Appreciation by Beulah Cramer G2G6 Pilot (248k points)

You can expect a profile for someone born in the 20th or 21th century to lock when edited and saved if the individual isn't indicated as deceased by marking the appropriate radio buttons.

hope that makes sense!!laugh

Also, I think sometimes the profile for a clearly marked as deceased individual will lock if it is connected to locked profiles (it won't become unlisted, though).

edit: ballpark estimate

Aside from the answers below, Beulah, I make my own cut off of 105 years. The only problem is that it often leaves an incomplete list if a census record has children on both sides of my self-imposed date.
I was not paying attention to the dates.  I sourced the grandparent, then the parents and all of a sudden the
profile flipped for the child, who had one older and one younger sibling.   Since it went private I couldn't read the date I had used.  Then got totally confused and gave up and asked for a specific year.  After reading the answers I knew I had understood that at one time but just had a "senior Hour, not minute".  The date was still available on the census!!   During the connectathon I will use 1918 just
to be absolutely safe and only put in the names of the old enough children.

4 Answers

+8 votes
Best answer

Hello Beulah.

Based on the results of several trials I have just made:

  • A profile with DOB >= 1920 and no DOD automatically goes "Unlisted" because the person presumably is still living.
  • A profile with DOB <= 1919, even with no DOD, privacy level can be set to "Open", "Public" or "Private".

(Trials made on profiles I'm profile manager)

I hope this helps.

by Rubén Hernández G2G6 Pilot (671k points)
selected by Beulah Cramer
Many thanks for the star, Beulah!
+4 votes

The privacy help page addresses unlisted profiles, but provides no year. See https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Help:Privacy#Unlisted

I think the issue is the person potentially living?

by George Fulton G2G6 Pilot (340k points)
+4 votes

As far as I know, a profile automatically goes unlisted if two things are true:

  1. there is no death date entered
  2. the birthdate is 110 years ago or less.
by Greg Slade G2G6 Pilot (397k points)
I'm pretty sure that the birthdate criteria is 100 years.
+4 votes

The profile of an individual assumed to be living will automatically be set to unlisted. To prevent this make sure that before you save, you:

  1. include a Death Date or Death Location, or
  2. mark the Death Date as "uncertain but non-living".

 If neither of those options are included, an individual born less than 100 years ago is assumed to be living.

For the rule on this matter see Privacy: Living People.

by Shirley Dalton G2G6 Pilot (475k points)

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