Re: Prison record

Mike, my fact is specifically designed to record the Court Appearance event, and use the Note field as flexibly as possible. Your suggestion is valid, but does something else...  Would you also have a Acquitted fact, because using one of your suggestions would have the bizarre result of e.g. a Conviction fact with a sentence saying they were acquitted.  Which doesn’t work well in a summary report...


The Court Appearance fact also caters for civil court appearances.


From: <> On Behalf Of Mike Tate
Sent: 10 February 2021 11:23
Subject: Re: [family-historian] Prison record


It might be more appropriate to use a more generic fact name/label such as Criminal Record, Criminal History or Conviction.

{individual} was convicted {date} {place} {age}


If you make it a custom Attribute then its value could describe the crime and the sentence.

{place} {date} {age}, {individual} was convicted< of {value}>


In The Central Criminal Court about 1910 aged 30, he was convicted of GBH and sentenced to 12 and 7 years to run concurrently.


In some cases, it may be necessary to customise the Sentence for specific instances of the fact.


From: <> On Behalf Of colevalleygirl@...
Sent: 10 February 2021 10:00
Subject: Re: [family-historian] Prison record


It’s a very simple fact definition. (I won’t attach a screenshot as that will go into moderation).


Name and Label both Court Appearance

Normal Tim Frame: Live

No witness roles

Sentence: {individual} appeared in court {date} {place} {age}


Fields required: Date, Place, Note, Age


I don’t use Address so haven’t included that, and frankly I’m not convinced the address of the court is relevant.


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