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Anyone who was born more than 110 years ago.

I have a member who entered all the sources for one of his family members, then he switched the person to living. He does not remember the name of the individual. That person's birthday is now greater then 110 years ago. I need a way to look this person up. I would like you to add a feature to Family Search that will give me list of all persons whose birth dates are greater the 110 years. I feel if that were possible I could find this brothers relative. This feature would help everyone who has created this same issue.
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    I'm going to agree and disagree.

    There have been numerous requests to family search to make available some kind of listing of who all the current user has created as "living". Because of reasons like you stated -- people eventually pass, and many people don't keep careful track of all of the cousins and distant relatives they may have added that *might* have been living. Although this wouldn't necessarily search specifically by age, it would be a reasonable list that your patron could scan through to find this individual.

    But no to the idea of you finding it for the individual. I understand and agree with the policy of keeping living profiles private. The other patron you mentioned *should* be able to see the living individual he or she created. But *you* should only see the living individuals you created.

    That, and you don't really want a listing of "all persons whose birth dates are greater than 100 years". There's millions of deceased individuals in the tree. Such a listing would not help you at all.
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  • I can understand for many but there are a few relatives who surpass 100 years my Grandmother died a few days before her 106th B-Day. Her youngest sister @ 102. After 110 years odds are very likely a person has passed by about 99.99% with exceptional 0.01%.
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  • Well said about keeping this a private search. I too see and feel a need for the privacy of living individuals My grandfather is 93 and I see him being around a lot longer.
    I also feel that while people may not have lived to be 110 years old, we need to be able to find them. The current stipulation to baptize an individual is that they must have been born 110 years ago.
    The most important piece to the puzzle is that the mandate of our faith and religion is that everyone must be baptized in order to enter into the kingdom of God. We need to be able to know who these people are, have our sources in order and baptize all who require this ordinance.
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    Brian

    Firstly, "Welcome" to this "FamilySearch" ( "GetStaisfaction" ) 'Feedback' Forum.

    Secondly, "Official 'FamilySearch' Representatives", do monitor; and, sometimes, participate in, this Forum.

    Thirdly, I am just another User/Patron, just like yourself (and, happen to be a Member of the Church).

    Many Users/Patrons who regularly participate in this Forum who have a great deal of knowledge and experience with "FamilySearch", like to assist/help other Users/Patrons.

    Finally, I think that the real issue here is not that WE (Users/Patrons) need to have access to search "Family Tree" for "Living" individuals/persons in the "Private Spaces" of other Users/Patrons that we are "Helping"; but, instead, that Users/Patrons, in general, need a simple facility/feature to, search for; or, see, a list of "Living" individuals/persons in OUR own "Private Spaces".

    I would suggest two possible options for such an "Enhancement" facility/feature; and, suggest that the latter is the better and easiest option:

    (1) An "Option" (ie. "Check Box") in the existing "Find" to search for and display/list all those "Living" individuals/persons in OUR own "Private Spaces";

    and/or,

    (2) Another "List" under OUR own "Lists", being a list of all "Living" individuals/persons in OUR own "Private Spaces".

    Just another "Enhancement" to add to the ever increasing long list of 'competing priorities' in "Family Tree"; and, subject to the 'limited resources', within "FamilySearch".

    Brett
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  • Thank you Brett. I appreciate your views and wisdom not only on this subject but on this forum as well.

    Brian
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  • I agree with Brett's analysis and suggestions. Either or both options work for me and do not violate any of the legally-binding laws of privacy:

    1) be able search for those in our private space,

    and / or

    2) list those in our private space.

    Either option works for me.
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