Is there a "Head Injury" section?

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I have found several family members who died of horrible deaths and diseases.  Is it morbid or just a weird fact?  Worth noting or should that info be kept private?  If it's on the death certificate, it's public information right?  Family secrets sometimes condone bad behavior but in this situation is it insensitive?

*See Harry Pierpont  (It was really the Pierpont Gang NOT the Dillinger Gang)   He was kicked in the head at age 14 by a family cow and was unconscious for a period of time but never saw a doctor, according to his mother. "He was never quite right after that."   Frontal lobe damage will make a person aggressive.
in Genealogy Help by Beth Harris G2G Crew (670 points)
There is a category for causes of death, but injuries is not a separate category. Best to note these things in the biography section.

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I can see that having a section in the bio would be interesting to future generations. Being sensitive to the feelings of living relatives is important. It’s a matter of judgement.
by Marion Poole G2G Astronaut (1.0m points)
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The death certificate covers it all. No need of a category for that subject matter. Just because a death certificate was issued to a family does not mean it is not still governed by jurisdictional privacy laws.
by George Churchill G2G6 Mach 8 (86.2k points)

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