Is there a category for Infant deaths?

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Just added my Dad's baby brother who died at two years.  Long story but I found his marker hidden under a bush 80 years later, no knew he was there.  Where I live in CA is a special cemetery for infants - these are for those abandoned children who died, called Garden of Angels. Would it be acceptable to have category tag for these children who lived but died young - for whatever reason?

Just a thought. . . Barb
WikiTree profile: Joseph Breece
in Policy and Style by Barbara Roesch G2G6 Mach 3 (36.1k points)
If not there should be. For all those that never had a chance to grow old.
Thanks for your comment, Kenneth - it is a problem but consensus does indicate lots of issues around it.  In my database, though, I enter "dau of" or "son of" for all kids in an 1820-30-40 census so that I have a placeholder for later census which have names.  This is a good thing.  But to gedcom that up (which I did accidentally :( is not good.  A logo to use with {{xxxx}} that pops up a picture is all I was thinking. Thanks again for the comment.

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This question was asked not too long ago.

http://www.wikitree.com/g2g/189171/category-for-child-infant-death?show=189171#q189171

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by Anne B G2G Astronaut (1.1m points)
selected by Keith Hathaway
Thanks for the link Ann and Keith!  I read them all and clearly there is no good single answer.  My infant was 2 years, so he wouldn't fit.  But I have parents . . . was hoping for a template . . . , see above reply.  There is an icon we can use, too.  So I think we are pretty good.  My son of and dau of, above, does not work definitely for Wikitree - but it does lots of good in placing later census children sometimes in one's own private database!!  Good thoughts here.  Thanks, Barb

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