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Online Gazetteers[edit | edit source]
- FamilySearch Places
- NewGenWeb Nebraska
- Names Information System
- Interment.net Nebraska Cemeteries
- Historical Maps of Nebraska
- Nebraska Place-Names Nebraska Place-Names 1925. Digital Publisher FamilySearch International
- Adam's directory of points and landings on rivers and bayous in the states of Alabama, ... Nebraska, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin Louis A Adam. Adam's directory of points and landings on rivers and bayous in the states of Alabama, ... Nebraska, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin. New Orleans : W. L. Murray 1877
- The National Gazetteer of the US of A, concise 1990 Geological Survey. The National Gazetteer of the US of A, concise 1990. Washington, Govt. Print. Off.
Print Only Gazetteers[edit | edit source]
- Nebraska place-names : including selections from the Origin of the place-names of Nebraska J T Link. Nebraska Place-Names : including selections from the Origin of the place-names of Nebraska. Lincoln, Nebraska : University of Nebraska Press, c1960
- Perkey's Nebraska place-names Elton Perkey. Perkey's Nebraska Place-Names. Lincoln, Nebraska : Nebraska State Historical Society, c1982
- Discontinued post offices of Nebraska William F. Rapp. Discontinued Post Offices of Nebraska. Crete, Nebraska : J.B. Pub., c1966-1967
- The Post Offices of Nebraska : part 1, territorial post offices William F. and Janet L. C. Rapp. The Post Offices of Nebraska : part 1, Territorial Post Offices. Crete, Nebraska : J-B Pub., c1992
- Maps Showing County Boundaries of Nebraska, 1854-1925 Sylvia L Nimmo. Maps Showing County Boundaries of Nebraska, 1854-1925. Papillion, Nebraska : [s.n.], 1978
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)