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From: Kathy Lenerz <>
Subject: Re: [GENBOX] Setting Living
Date: Mon, 17 Oct 2005 10:51:05 -0700
> The outcome of that discussion seemed to be that having people with no birth
> or death date be assumed deceased would be a better option than having them
> assumed living. This makes sense to me, as the living flag can override a
> decision that someone is dead, but there is (currently) no way of overriding
> a decision that someone is living!
> Although I can (and do) mark people as deceased and include only those
> people in my reports as you have suggested, all those nice options Genbox
> has to show a name only or sex only for living people are no longer
> available to me.
> All in all, I'd still like to see the treatment of 'living' people improved.
I'm in complete agreement, Shelley. Although there are workarounds,
they do not result in the complete functionality accorded to "living"
people. The preponderance of opinion when this discussion ensued last
year was as you describe above, "assume deceased."