Re: A rather strange question
- Oh they will show up - like on a census - that's where i found my father - Illinois state reformatory - 1920 census - plus his WWI draft registeration carried the stamp "Illinois State Reformatory" - so put the info in as a note and quit worrying about it - your a reporter of sorts
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Sue P" <debsuepol@...> wrote:
> I'm sure we all have some skeletons in our family closets that we'd
> rather not have unearthed, but the fact remains, no matter how painful
> or how much we want to disown them, they do have a way of resurfacing.
> So my question is this....regarding a family member that is
> incarcerated....should that info be included in the family tree? Maybe
> not all of the details such as the offense, etc. but the name and
> location of the facility, the DC number and such. I mean, when a person
> enters prison, they basically fall off the face of the earth until
> either their release or their death, and maybe years now the road, this
> info would help the next researcher. I just wanted your opinion on this
> delicate matter and how is the best way to handle the information.
> Thanks in advance for your thoughts.