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Advice on aliases

davidlowe
Sat, 03 Feb 2018 22:15:26 GMT

I'm researching someone who went on a 4 decade crime spree under about a dozen aliases in the 19th-early 20th century. It's important for me to be able to see which identity he's using at a given time & place. I'm brand new to Aeon (and loving it, thanks), so I'm not sure what the best practice would be for handling one person with many identities. Advice? (are person-entity Aliases a feature that's been requested? Like, create a Person, but have an option of multiple Display Name(s)?)

davidlowe
Sat, 03 Feb 2018 22:17:55 GMT

Currently, I have a different Person entity for each identity, but that's creating a massively vertical timeline...

aeonjess
Mon, 05 Feb 2018 02:15:57 GMT

Hi, Unfortunately probably the best way to do this at the moment is what you are already doing - using each Alias as a different person. We will add this to our list of possible features to consider adding in the future. Jess