Hi Helen. The direct answer is that I don't think we have any particular protocol. You're on your own to figure out how best to handle it. FWIW, I also have two such cases, neither a direct ancestor. One was a U.S. Civil War veteran who committed suicide in the early 1900s. There probably are descendants, but I went ahead and entered the info I could find about that one. To my surprise I got a 'Thank You' for that profile shortly afterward from an unknown reader at an IP address. The other was the grandmother of several living cousins. I did not include that info here, since I didn't know if the cousins were aware of it and thought I should check first. (I have, and they're OK with it.) I think it's normally OK to include factual data in profiles, but as Kathy says, you need to be somewhat sensitive to the feelings of close relatives still living. I don't really believe that it casts a bad light on a family -- each of us has our own issues to deal with in whatever way we find best.