GeneWeb manages particles.
When searching for a person, one can omit the particle.
When surnames are sorted, the particle is not taken into account and placed at the end of the surname as in
The list of particles taken into account are stored in a file
particles.txt which must be located within the
The default list of particles is (note the presence of "_" to indicate a space) (Note also the multiplicity of apostrophes!! ("‘" is missing today)):
af_ av_ d' d’ dal_ de_ des_ di_ du_ of_ van_de_ van_den_ van_ von_und_zu_ von_ zu_ zur_ AF_ AV_ D' D’ DAL_ DE_ DES_ DI_ DU_ OF_ VAN_DE_ VAN_DEN_ VAN_ VON_und_ZU_ VON_ ZU_ ZUR_