Online Name Search
General search of the LGPN Website
LGPN is happy to respond to
requests for information. It is a great help if the immediate context
of the enquiry is indicated, so that the scope of the search can be adjusted
to take in as much relevant material as possible. You can use our online
Advanced Search request form (below).
Not all LGPN material is in
the same state of readiness, and those requesting information need to
be aware of progress in different areas, in order to evaluate the answers
they receive. The differences are essentially those of accuracy and completeness
(edited versus unedited) and the complexity of analysis supported by the
form in which material is held (structured database versus flat text files).
In the initial research programme,
material was collected for all areas comprising Volumes I-VA.
All this basic material has been converted to computerized text files.
Region by region, in preparation for publication, the material is checked,
updated and corrected in the light of more recent discoveries, publications
and re-assessments. In the final stages, it is loaded into a relational
database. Once in the database, the material can be subjected to more
complex analysis, based on chronology, place, status etc. and not just
on name. For the most up-to-date information, see our page on the state
of preparation of LGPN volumes.
There is, then, considerable difference between material which has been
through all the above stages, and unedited text files, which may contain
errors such as duplicates, wrong accents and out of date references, and
whose simpler structure limits the variety of searches which can be carried
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