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Re: How soon after the event?
« Reply #9 on: Wednesday 12 June 19 21:24 BST (UK) »
Apologies did not no there was such big family as it was not mentioned

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Re: How soon after the event?
« Reply #10 on: Yesterday at 16:56 »
On my own personal tree I enter the information as soon as I know of the event. The more delay there is, the more doubt there could be as to accuracy. I am in possession of a Family Bible where many milestones are obviously recorded well after the event, and inaccurate.

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Re: How soon after the event?
« Reply #11 on: Yesterday at 19:48 »
I think it depends on how well you knew the person.

I have been doing this for well over 40 years and most times I don't give a thought to the death details I am entering for someone as the event was a really long time ago.

However, I found I couldn't enter the death details for my mother who died last year for at least 6 months afterwards - it just seemed too raw.

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Re: How soon after the event?
« Reply #12 on: Yesterday at 20:40 »
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I know distant relatives are a different matter but a close family member should be given some respect.

You have to remember though that a distant relative is someone's close relative and it would be dreadful if they found out about a death in that way. If a tree is private, you can add it whenever you want, but on a public tree I would at least wait until after a funeral, as I would assume that by then everyone who knew the person well enough would have been informed of the death.
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