Including a suicide in a family history #general


Davida Handler <davida.handler@...>
 

When writing a family history, is it necessary, or even permissible,
to publish the suicide of an ancestor, no matter how many generations
back that this occurred, and no living descendants who ever even knew
the person? Is the "right to know" applicable to all family members,
or is it best to simply mention the date of death, with no inclusion
of this information? Is the risk of hurting descendants, even if at
least 4 generations removed more important than the facts?

Davida Noyek Handler
Henderson, NV, USA

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