Thank you's, acknowledgements, and general philosophical statements are found in the introduction.

Many icons are used throughout the following pages. This icon legend presents them and their usages.

The methodology used to reflect our interpretation of the accuracy of the data in an individual display is explained by the data reliability schema.

The various means of;presenting the data in the database is explained by the presentation structure.

Conventions associated with date recording are described by date conventions and their uses.

Conventions associated with name recording are described by name conventions and their uses.

Conventions associated with event recording are described by event conventions and their uses.