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Online Gazetteers[edit | edit source]
- FamilySearch Places
- Connecticut Index
- Connecticut Gazetteer - Hometown Locator
- A Gazetteer of the states of Connecticut and Rhode-Island : written with care and impartiality, from original and authentic materials John C. Pease and John M. Niles, A Gazetteer of the states of Connecticut and Rhode-Island : written with care and impartiality, from original and authentic materials, Salt Lake City, Utah : Digitized by FamilySearch International, 2017
- Connecticut Historical Society Collection Connecticut Historical Society, Rolls of Connecticut Men in the French & Indian War 1755-1762, Hartford Connecticut Historical Society 1905
- The Illustrated Gazetteer and Business Book of Connecticut, for 1857-8 A. D. Jones, The illustrated commercial, mechanical, professional and statistical gazetteer and business-book of Connecticut, for 1857-8, New Haven, T. J. Stafford, printer 1857
- The New England Gazetteer John Hayward, The New England Gazetteer : containing descriptions of all the states, counties and towns in New England ; also descriptions of the principal mountains, rivers, lakes, capes, bays, harbors, islands, and fashionable resorts within that territory, Concord, N. H. : Israel S. Boyd and William White 1839
Print Only Gazetteers[edit | edit source]
- Connecticut Place Names Arthur H. Hughes and Morse S. Allen Connecticut Place Names, Hartford, Connecticut : Connecticut Historical Society, c1976
Why Use Gazetteers[edit | edit source]
A gazetteer is a dictionary of place-names. Gazetteers list or describe towns and villages, parishes, states, populations, rivers and mountains, and other geographical features. They usually include only the names of places that existed at the time the gazetteer was published. Within a specific geographical area, the place-names are listed in alphabetical order, similar to a dictionary. You can use a gazetteer to locate the places where your family lived and to determine the civil and religious jurisdictions over those places.
There are many places within a state with similar or identical place-names. You will need to use a gazetteer to identify the specific town where your ancestor lived, the state the town was or is in, and the jurisdictions where records about the person was kept.
Gazetteer Contents[edit | edit source]
Gazetteers may also provide additional information about towns, such as:
- Different religious denominations
- Schools, colleges, and universities
- Major manufacturers, canals, docks, and railroad stations
- The population size.
- Boundaries of civil jurisdiction.
- Ecclesiastical jurisdiction(s)
- Longitude and latitude.
- Distances and direction from other from cities.
- Schools, colleges, and universities.
- Denominations and number of churches.
- Historical and biographical information on some individuals (usually high-ranking or famous individuals)