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Data Error 103: Death before birth

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Date: 1 Apr 2016
Location: Worldwidemap
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Description of Error - 103: Death before birth

Death date is before the birth date. This error is checked on all profiles with both dates recorded.

Content of info column: Empty.

Possible Causes

  • The most common cause is a typo in the birth date and/or the death date.
  • Poor guess of unknown birth date and/or death date.
  • The birth and death date are put in the reverse fields.

Action Steps

Correct this error by:

  1. Correcting any typos based on information found in the profile. If no information is found then...
  2. Research to find a source which will determine the correct birth and death dates. If no sources are found then...
  3. Replace date(s) with a reasonable guess based on a date of birth, death or marriage or the birth date(s) of family members. Mark the date(s) as "Uncertain." Leave a note in the profile stating that the date is an estimate and what you used as a comparison for estimation.
  4. If the profile has no sources and no relatives and no reasonable guess can be made, delete the single date which is clearly incorrect (rarely needed). Add a note in the profile regarding what was in the date field and why it was removed.

Error Status

For each Error you can set status. You can set it as Corrected, Not corrected, False Error, Proposed merge or just add a Comment.

If there are related errors for the profile, you will also see them on status page.

Full description is available on Status Help Page.

Questions and Discussions on this Error

You can read what other people have asked here db_error_103.

You can also share your best practices, experiences, problems about this Error by posting a questions in G2G. If you create a new G2G discussion for this Error add tag data_doctors and db_error_103.

Technical Stuff

The year of birth must not be after the year of death. Dates in private profiles ares available for validation only in decade format, i.e. date 2017-01-01 is decade 2010. In this case the decade of birth must not be after the decade of death.

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On 23 Dec 2016 at 21:27 GMT Martha (Beaugh) Leger wrote:

I want to correct but where should I click to correct ? cannot find how to change information .on data Error 103 & others that need same correction.send me step by step instructions & I will be happy to correct shows up in my Errors Beaugh-15