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Need Email Alert when deceased individuals pass their 110 birth anniversary.

It would be EXTREMELY helpful if on the Individual Ordinances page of each person, there was provided a way for a person to receive an email alert when an individual in our family tree passes their 110 year birth anniversary. That way we could be advised when we could go back and submit them for temple work. I have had to bypass hundreds---if not thousands---of individuals in my research over the years who were just a few months or years shy of the 110 year cut-off. An email alert would allow be very helpful.
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  • Let's see, there are now over 1 million people in FamilySearch FamilyTree (FSFT). It is a single tree that covers all of mankind -- the family of man, as Joe Martel put it.

    What you want is for you to be notified by email when a person you are related to passes their 110th birthday. Of course, everyone else who is related to that person would receive an email, too.

    Unless it was an option that you had to select before you could receive an email about them passing that birthday.

    It is likely doable, but that is a lot of email traffic, considering that there are a lot of people in FSFT that reach their 110th birthday every day. As the number of people in the tree continues to grow (at an astounding rate), there will be more and more people who fall into this category.

    Not all of them may be related to you because of bad merges and sloppy connections made without adequate evidence.

    Then there is the problem that no living person can be included in any FSFT search or discovery routine of this nature until they become visible by having their death date recorded.

    This is a better way, but it involves using a certified third-party family tree management program found in the Apps Gallery (link at the bottom of this screen).

    With any of the three that are certified to work with FSFT, they can download into a new database (or an existing one, if you don't mind them doubling up entries for the same person(s)) and then set up a search routine to identify those with birth dates that are in a narrow window that you define.

    The real advantage is that you can include relatives for which you have not identified a death date (and which cannot be displayed in FSFT, but can be in your local database).

    Since I already use such a program, I have not explored other apps that may have the feature you are looking for. You may want to take a long hard look at what is available through the App Gallery.
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  • Robert, thanks for the idea.

    Tom, "is dedicated to preserving the records of the family of mankind" is a quote I cited off the FS About page, it's not mine.

    There are over a billion people in FT. Privacy must be adhered to. Getting an email of one of my private (living) Persons that hit 110 would be ok as FS is not disclosing the existence of the living Person to anyone than the user that created that Person. 

    However, getting an email about a Living Person that is not in my living space would violate Privacy. It essentially is an automatic way of making a Person deceased and now viewable to all users. This also assumes that the birth date is accurate and that the user concluded 1946 but meant to put 1964.
    • Thanks for the info, Joe. That quote is and continues to be well-worth repeating.

      Also thanks for the number of names -- I couldn't remember the number but knew that it was a lot. A billion is a thousand million, so I was a bit short on memory and the number...

      I was thinking that Robert was referring to people who were already marked deceased (in some way), and not necessarily those he had entered as living that only he could see.

      Just because someone passes their 110th birthday does not necessarily mean that they have died. There are records that indicate that at least 8 people who were verified to having reached their 114th birthday and are still living (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...) -- and that is out of over 100 who reached their 114th birthday, the oldest of which lived to be 122 years, 164 days old.

      I like the idea about getting an email about someone I have put in my living space who is over 110 years old. It would not have to be daily, but could be done once a month or even once every three months.
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  • I was thinking we could be notified solely on those individual records where we have done some kind of work or change on. Records where our user ID appears in some fashion.
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  • There's a 3rd party app--eternalreminder.com--which allows you to mark relatives of interest. It sends you an email on their 110th birthday. It integrates with most browsers so you can easily click a "Register with EternalReminder" button on any individual's detail page.
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    I use a Google Calendar that I call "110 Yr temple work". I have shared it with my sister and we use it to keep track of all the people we are working on in all our family lines and I also include my husband's lines. We will also invite some of our other family members (including some of the youth) to the calendar in the future, so that the work we are doing now can be checked on in many years to come when we are no longer living.

    The name of the calendar event looks like this:

    Mary Christina Winifred Godderidge (LLQY-JR9)

    and we enter the date of their 110 birthday and flag as an "all day event" so that Google will send us an email notification prior to the event.

    I get an email the day before the event which allows me to go into FamilySearch and look up the PID. Check again for any duplicates, add any additional sources, etc. Then the next day on the birthday I reserve the work. (Or my sister does, etc.)

    It worked better for us than eternalreminder - since that software only provided for a window of 4 years.

    We are entering in Google birthdays that will happen in 2060, etc.
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