I am attempting to write a book set in mid 19thC which uses real (now-dead) people as characters across twelve months of a particular year. They have personal histories that intertwine and are linked to places, both local and elsewhere. I have a synopsis and several draft chapters written in Word on a Mac, plus very many data files.
Using the Novel / Parts template I see that there is provision for Characters and reading documentation I see some reference to qualities (fields) such as traits, to which I would also like to add others like birthdate, death date, age and address (at time of setting) etc.
I am supposing others have made use of the Character and Place Name options, so  beyond the set of fields initially offered, are there any readymade templates or top tips to be had?
Many thanks in advance for any help offered.
PS I’ve tried searching in FAQs, Manuals and on this forum for ‘character’, people, actors but only manage to have hits on other meanings lent to those terms