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Need a way to mark people with no death date as dead

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Need a way to mark people with no death date as dead

Posted: 1312478350000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1312478646000
I tried to search the boards for an answer but couldn't search for a phrase like " no death date ". So I had to start by posting a request, instead of finding an existing answer.

I'd like to mark people in my database who are over a certain age, say 111 years, but who have no death date, as dead.

But there is a lot of them and I want to find a program or "macro" that can go thru a file, like a GEDCOM file, and find people over the "trigger" age and mark them as dead somehow. Possibilities are adding a death date of maybe 111 years after their birth, or putting a "Y" in the death date or event field. Of course, I'm not sure what criteria the various programs and web sites use to filter out the personal data of living persons, either.

Two possibilities I've looked at and discarded so far:
Note Tab Light, the text editor with a "Clips" scripting language to modify a GEDCOM file, and the essentially DOS based program LifeLines, which also has numerous possibilities with its "Reports" script programs. Note Tab's clips were a bit too complicated for me, and I couldn't make LifeLines work on my Vista machine. It ran, but wouldn't save a database or find an existing one.

I've set up a filter in PAF to find the people for me easily enough, but need a way to modify those records to show somehow that the person is dead.

Any help would be appreciated.

This is for the online privacy concerns, so these people will show up and not be considered still living and be filtered out of display results.
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