How do I change a status from living to deceased in Family Tree?

If you added a living person who has since died to Family Tree, you can find the person and enter death information so that other Family Tree users can view the record.

Tip: If you cannot find the living person that you added by navigating in Family Tree, you can find them on your list of private people.

Steps (website)

  1. In Family Tree, find the person by doing one of the following:
    • Navigate to the person in the tree tree.
    • Open the Private People list. Click My Contributions, and then click Private People. Enter the person's name in the Search field.
  2. Click the person's name.
  3. Click Person.
  4. In the Vitals section, to the right of Living, click Edit.
  5. Click in the circle beside deceased.
  6. Enter the date and place of death and the reason the information is correct.
  7. Click Save.

Steps (mobile app)

  1. In Family Tree, find the person by doing one of the following:
    • Navigate to the person in the tree tree.
    • Open the Private Persons list. Tap e . Then tap My Contributions, and then tap Private Persons. Scroll down a little, and enter the person's name in the Search field. The three lines option is located in a different place in the Apple iOS and Android versions of the app.
      • Apple iOS: In the bottom right corner.
      • Android:  In the top left corner.
  2. Tap the person's name.
  3. In the Vitals section, tap Death.
    • Apple iOS: Tap the rectangle labeled deceased.
    • Android: Tap the circle beside deceased
  4. Enter the date and place of death and the reason the information is correct.
  5. Tap Save.

    Steps (Family Tree Lite)

    1. In Family Tree Lite (lite.fs.org), navigate to the person page in Family Tree.
    2. In the Vitals section, under Death, click Add.
    3. Click in the circle beside deceased.
    4. Enter the date and place of death and the reason the information is correct.
    5. Click Save.

    Results

    • The deceased person has 1 record in Family Tree.
    • Except for memories you mark as Private, all memories and sources about the person are visible.
    • The person's record becomes public. Now you can use the find feature to find the record.
    • You can merge the record with other records about this person in Family Tree.

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