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Online Gazetteers[edit | edit source]
- FamilySearch Places
- Mississippi Counties and Historical Facts
- Mississippi African American Cemeteries
- State and County Boundaries of Mississippi Mississippi Historical Records Survey US. State and County Boundaries of Mississippi. Digital Publisher FamilySearch International
- The western pilot, containing charts of the Ohio River, and of the Mississippi from the mouth of the Missouri to the Gulf of Mexico, accompanied with directions for navigating the same, and a gazetteer, or description of the town on their banks, tributary streams, etc. .. Samuel Cummings. The Western Pilot, containing charts of the Ohio River, and of the Mississippi from the mouth of the Missouri to the Gulf of Mexico, ... and a gazetteer, or description of the town on their banks, tributary streams, etc. Cincinnati, N. & G. Guilford 1829
- Conclin's new river guide, or, A gazetteer of all the towns on the western waters : containing sketches of the cities, towns, and countries bordering on the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers, and their principal tributaries ... with their population ... in 1848 George Conclin. A Gazetteer of all the Towns on the Western Waters : containing sketches of the cities, towns, and countries bordering on the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers, and their principal tributaries ... with their population ... in 1848. Cincinnati, Ohio : H.S. & J. Applegate 1849
- Pike county Mississippi, 1789-1876: pioneer families and Confederate soldiers, reconstruction and redemption Luke Eward Conerly. Pike county Mississippi, 1789-1876: pioneer families and Confederate soldiers, reconstruction and redemption. Nashville, Tenn. Brandon printing company, 1909
Print Only Gazetteers[edit | edit source]
- A postal history of Mississippi, stampless period, 1799-1860 Bruce C Oakley. A Postal History of Mississippi, Stampless period, 1799-1860. Baldwyn, Mississippi : Magnolia Pub., c1969
- Mississippi geographic names : alphabetical listing US Office of Geographic Research. Mississippi Geographic Names : alphabetical listing. [Reston, Virginia : U.S. Geological Survey, 1985]
- Mississippi: atlas of historical county boundaries John H. Long and Peggy Tuck Sinko. Mississippi: Atlas of Historical County Boundaries. New York, New York : Simon & Schuster, c1993
- Hometown Mississippi James F. Brieger. Hometown Mississippi. Jackson, Mississippi : Town Square Books, c1997
- Mississippi Post Offices John S. Gallagher and Alan H. Patera. Mississippi Post Offices. Lake Grove, Oregon : Depot, c1996
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)