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Online Gazetteers[edit | edit source]
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- The Florida State Gazetteer and Business Directory Ross A Smith. The Florida State Gazetteer and Business Directory 1884-85. Jacksonville, Fla. : Cushing & Appleyard 1883
- R. L. Polk & Co.'s Florida state gazetteer and business directory R. L. Polk & Co., Florida state gazetteer and business directory. Jacksonville, Fla. : R.L. Polk and Company 1918
- Florida Railroad Gazetteer and Business Directory George T Belding. Florida Railroad Gazetteer and Business Directory. Atlanta, Ga. : Cotton States Pub. & Adv. co. 1895
- The Florida Gazetteer J M Hawks. The Florida Gazetteer : containing also a guide to and through the state; complete official and business directory; state and national statistics. Salem, Massachusetts : Higginson Book Company, [200-]. Digital Publisher : FamilySearch International
- A provisional gazetteer of Florida place-names of Indian derivation J Clarence Simpson. A Provisional Gazetteer of Florida Place-Names of Indian Derivation, either obsolescent or retained, together with others of recent application. Tallahassee Florida 1956
Print Only Gazetteers[edit | edit source]
- Florida Atlas Edward A Fernald. Florida Atlas. [Tallahassee, Florida] : Florida State University Foundation, c1981
- Florida Atlas and Gazetteer Florida Atlas and Gazetteer. Freeport, Maine : DeLorme, c1987
- Florida state gazetteer and business directory R.L. Polk & Company. Florida State Gazetteer and Business Directory. R.L. Polk & Co., 1907/08.
- Florida facts : a comprehensive look at Florida today, county by county John Clements. Florida Facts : A Comprehensive Look at Florida Today, County by County. Florida facts : a comprehensive look at Florida today, county by county
- Florida Place Names R. L. Polk & Company. Florida Place Names. Jacksonville, Florida : R.L. Polk & Co., 1907/08
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)