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Automatic setting of
Gert Blij
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Hi,

I am brand new to FTB and just transferred my GEDCOM from another application.

However, where ever there was no death infomation, FTB does nothing with the "Deceased" status. I now have hundreds of persons that are still "alive" and hundreds of years "old".

Isn't it possible to either have a maximum age (say 110) or a variable in Options to set it. From there, set the "Deceased" status to on. Also, once you have detirmened any one person to be over 110 years old, automatically set all ancestors as "Deceased". This latter one for those persons that have neither a birth - nor a death date.

 TIA

Gert

Gert Blij
South Africa
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RE: Automatic setting of
Esther Weinberg
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 Hi,

 To change a person's living status, you can edit an individual's card (after you have properly logged in). The little black ribbon that is in the person's card means that that person is no longer living.

 Please let me know if you have any further questions.

Best Regards,

Esther / MyHeritage team

 

Esther Weinberg
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RE: Automatic setting of [2]
Gert Blij
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Thanks Esther,

But that is not the point.

I imported a GEDCOM from anothher application. Now, there are hundreds and hundreds of names of which I know the birthdate, but have no information about their death, so that date is left blank. FTB assumes a person with a blank death date to be "alive".

It would take me many hours to update every individual. How difficult can it be that a person born over 600 years ago, but for which there is no factual death infomation, could safely be considered ad dead, i.e. on import the "dead" status would be set.

 Kind regards Gert

Gert Blij
South Africa
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RE: Automatic setting of [3]
Deleted member
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Ditto for me too.  I used the person list on the left of my screen and had to double click each person who had no death date, one at a time for hundreds of people, to check mark the "deceased" box.  Took me 4 hours.
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RE: Automatic setting of [3]
Philip Young
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I'm in the same position as you Gert, and after doing a couple I decided it wasn't worth the time or effort, so I'll let myHeritage think they're still alive. LOL

best regards

Phil

Philip Young
Thurso, Caithness
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RE: Automatic setting of [4]
David Clarke
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Hi Guys, I know this is an old thread but it's the only one I can find on this issue. Has there been any resolution of this yet? I'm stuck with the same problem and don't have time to re-edit thousands of entries one at a time.

A similar issue also occurs the other way round on GEDCom export.  The exported GEDCom includes a DEAT tag for deceased individuals with unknown death date but this is ignored (at least by LDS software) if there is no date entry following it.  As I understand it, and I may be wrong here, the requirement is for the GEDCom file to include a date entry of some kind, such as "2 DATE DEC" for the person to be recognised as deceased at an unknown date.

Dave.

David Clarke
New Zealand
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