The National Archives Catalog

Death Date Qualifier

Mandatory Repeatable Data Type Authority Publicly Avaialble
No No Variable Character Length (8) Date Qualifier List Yes



The means for indicating an uncertain or approximate death date.


Purpose: Alerts users to uncertain or approximate death dates.


Relationship: This element is dependent on Death Date. To have Death Date Qualifier, Death Date must be created.



Choose the appropriate term from the Date Qualifier Authority List.

Use "?" if uncertainty exists regarding the date.

Use "ca." if the date is approximate.

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