One of the custom event types I created was Stillborn.
When I found a record for a stillborn child, I was always going back to find out how I handled other occurrences. Did I enter them with both Birth and Death events, only one event and which one. A lot of the inconsistency was a result of all the various ways that the events were recorded by the various locales, each doing it differently. And I am sure for some locales these records have been shunted off to a different filing cabinet never to be accessed again.
And compound this with the various ways that families deal with these occurrences. Some of these children are named while granted, most are not and then some are buried in the family plot with markers.
So I created the single custom event Stillborn which gets cited with whatever documentation I find…
The problem was that Stillborn was not recognized as an alternate event similar to baptism and burial so these dates were not displayed in lists when Birth and Death events are absent., So I looked through the code and added Stillborn as a set event type and added it as an alternate event for both Birth and Death.
Having just modified the 5.1.2 code to handle my change, I am wondering if I should make a Feature Request. I searched the mailing lists and the issue has been rarely discussed and I do not know if the this has been discussed at the developer level.
Yes? No? Thoughts?