Yes, privatise the file before running the report
It is also important in FTM to ensure that you have told FTM when a person is deceased, even although you don't know the DoD.
I use a "?" in the DoD which FTM converts to an "Unknown". Saves a lot of typing. Others have different schemes. It does not matter so long as you are consistent.
The new year range in the index (.723 enhancement) is a wonderful way to scan those where you have left a DoD open.