Simple name searches

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Searching by name

Looking up a constituent by name is something you probably do all the time. You can fire off a constituent name search from any page in LGL, using the search box in the upper right hand corner:

Searching this way is the same as running the search from your Constituents tab:

Both methods run a constituent Names search, which queries the following fields:

  • First name
  • Last name
  • Salutation
  • Maiden name
  • Nicknames
  • Spouse/Partner name
  • Organization/Employer name
  • Addressee
  • Alt addressee
  • Annual report name

Name searching is fairly loose, in that each term you type into the names search will be treated like a wildcard term. For instance:

  • Bick will find constituents with the last name Bicknell
  • Nic Bick will find constituents named Nick Bickwell or Nicholas Bicknell

We recommend using partial names, and to include any name variations not covered in the "First name" vs. "Salutation" in the "Nicknames" field.

Looking for constituents using other search criteria

In addition to using "Name" fields to find constituents, you can also search by LGL Constituent ID ("Constituent IDs") or email address ("Email").