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I think that in such cases one ought to keep in mind the previous practice that, if one is revising the *heading* (not the record) for some required reason, one may then add dates.

As has alrerady been said on this list, database maintenance personnel world-wide will thank you for your restraint.

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If a personal name heading has only a death date, but a cataloger nows the birth date, may the heading be modified to include both dates?

Thanks.

Dustin P. Larmore
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