Should I record Jr (Junior) and Sr (Senior) in family trees? What are the standards of practice in keeping that information?
Background: I have a lot of family names where father and son are named the same. They are often referred to as Jr and Sr in written history. But in documents such as US Census, State Census, and War records, the Jr/Sr is omitted.
I found How to Use Jr, Sr, II, III, etc. (with Cartoons) at The German-American Genealogist Blog which says that the name can be used. But the website is not clear whether it should be when not recorded in official documents. It just covers convention if someone does decide to use Jr/Sr or Roman number numbering system.