WeRelate:Suggestions/Burials -- Order in Facts and Events

I would like to suggest that the order of the standard facts--Birth, Christening/Baptism, <Marriage(s)>, Death, Burial--should stay fixed on all pages. As things stand, if someone enters a death date of, say, 8 Sep 1921 and a burial date of Sep 1921, the burial is listed first. This is silly.

Other events, such as residence, occupation or census finds, will probably have a date attached that can be included in a person's timeline. But events (except for birth and marriage) for which dates cannot be provided, should be placed after the death entry. This includes burials.

I notice that the type of event "memorial" is still not included. I am using "other" but would like to be more specific. I have a family in which one son erected a stone to his parents and siblings in a cemetery where three of his sisters are each buried with their husbands. The dates of the burials and the "other" event are unknown and have been left blank. In each case the "other" entry is listed in the timeline before the burial with the spouse. Rearranging the order of sources does not help.----goldenoldie 06:48, 6 May 2013 (EDT)


Related suggestion: WeRelate:Suggestions/Sorting Facts/Events without dates.

My initial thought with relation to these two suggestions is that there might be a need to be able to add arbitrary order to Facts. Just a sequence number or similar, so that undated or broadly-dated (i.e. only a year provided) Facts can be given explicit order. Don't know what that'd take to implement though.

Sam Wilson ( TalkContribs ) … 22:39, 6 May 2013 (EDT)