Good idea. It also causes problems if you do a gedcom of people who are not living. It will leave out anyone you have missed marking as not living. This has happened to me.
I would like to have the "Living" check box appear in the "Add new person" template. Right now, as far as I know, it only appears in the "Edit person" window. I find that if I'm adding several people at a time, such as a father and mother, and I don't have their death dates, they are automatically set as living, and I have to go back to the "edit person" form and remove the check in the "Living" check box. (After adding the father, the form entry jumps to the spouse entry and skips any option to edit the "Living" check box for the father, etc.) I often forget to do go back and edit this check box, especially when entering many people at a time. I don't see how the "Add new person" form can be customized to do this right now. However, I think it would be better if it was ALWAYS available in that form instead of just customizable to have it there.
Having to go through the extra steps of opening another form to edit a person's living status is unnecesarily time consuming as opposed to being done with it in the initial addition of a person.
NinahMember Since 23 Sep 2004
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