South Africa, Johannesburg—Cemetery Records, 1840–2019 [M3LC-6XX] - Record Date?
What date information to put in the fields for Record date? The records in this batch have 4 dates: death, burial, written authority to cremate, and burial order. None of these seem to really fit the description of Record Date information called for in the index.
If you click on the Record Date box where you type the information, a question mark appears on the top right-hand corner of the box; this gives you help for this field.
In this case: The record date is indexed in reference to the date the record was created.
If the day was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field blank.
Hope this helps, and thanks for the work you are doing.1
Thank you for your willingness to be so accurate! As @BarryJohnson said, look at the field help, but taking it one step further, look at the example in the field help. It shows where this date is found, but you can see it's a different type of document. Yours appears to be a register and no record date is there. I would mark the Record date blank.1
Thank you both for your answers.0