Tips for names of persons

Most names consist of a first name and a last name, and are therefore easy to add. Things become complicated when you want to record a title of nobility or a name affix. For example, how do you enter a name like Liselotte von der Pfalz?

The fundamental principle is that names should be entered as the individuals themselves use them.



The Editor allows you to edit complex names by entering each component of the name separately: first name, last name, middle name, prefix, suffix, and (for institutions only) abbreviation. To access the editor, click on a name and select Edit.