The following notes are intended to assist the reader to make use of this Register. Although the tables may appear to be designed only for the specialist, the ordinary reader, who wishes to find out basic facts about a Palestinian village, can do so easily. It is preferable if these tables are read in conjunction with the map: Palestine 1948, available separately from PRC. There are 24 columns, but the essential items are only 11: village name, district, date and reason for depopulation, by which Israeli military operation, massacres (if any), level of destruction, village land area, population in 1948 and in 1998 and how many refugees are registered from this village.