The National Archives Catalog

Personal Title

Mandatory Repeatable Data Type Authority Public Element
No No Variable Character Length (240) None Yes


Definition: Titles and other words associated with a person's name, including titles designating rank, office, or nobility; terms of address (Mr., Mrs.); initials for an academic degree (MBA, Dr), a roman numeral used with a surname; or other phrases associated with a name (Saint, Statesman).


Purpose: Provides additional identifying information, which assists users in distinguishing among people with the same names.


Relationship: This element is dependent on Name. To have Personal Title, Name must be created.


Guidance: Enter the titles associated with a person's name.




Name - King, Martin Luther
Personal Title - Jr.


Name - Elizabeth
Numerator - II
Personal Title - Queen of Great Britain


Name - Black Foot
Personal Title - Chief

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