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Online Gazetteers[edit | edit source]
- FamilySearch Places
- Geographical Naming Information System
- Old Indian geographical names around Santa Fe, New Mexico J.P. Harrington. Old Indian Geographical Names Around Santa Fe, New Mexico. [Washington, D.C.] : American Anthropologist, 
- New Mexico Interment.net - Cemeteries
- Surname Index to the Albuquerque Daily Citizen, Albuquerque, New Mexico: 1888 Laurel E. Drew, Howard W. Henry, Eldon W. Pierce. Surname Index to the Albuquerque Daily Citizen, Albuquerque, New Mexico: 1888. Albuquerque Genealogical Society 2004
- Let there be towns : Spanish municipal origins in the American Southwest, 1610-1810 Gilbert R. Cruz. Let There Be Towns : Spanish municipal origins in the American Southwest, 1610-1810. College Station, Texas : Texas A & M University Press, 1988
- New Mexico's first colonists : the 1597-1600 enlistments for New Mexico under Juan de Oñate, Adelante & Gobernador David H. Snow. New Mexico's first colonists : the 1597-1600 enlistments for New Mexico under Juan de Oñate, Adelante & Gobernador. Albuquerque, New Mexico : Hispanic Genealogical Research Center of New Mexico, c1996
- McKenney's business directory of the principal towns of Central and Southern California, Arizona, New Mexico, Southern Colorado and Kansas McKenney's business directory of the principal towns of Central and Southern California, Arizona, New Mexico, Southern Colorado and Kansas. Oakland, California : Pacific Press, [1883?]
- New Mexico State Business Directory 1938 New Mexico State Business Directory 1938. Tucson, Arizona : W.C. Cox & Co., 1974
Print Only Gazetteers[edit | edit source]
- New Mexico place names : a geographical dictionary T. M. Pearce. New Mexico Place Names : a Geographical Dictionary. [Albuquerque, New Mexico] : University of New Mexico Press, c1965-1988
- Polk's Arizona and New Mexico pictorial state gazetteer and business directory R L Polk. Polk's Arizona and New Mexico Pictorial State Gazetteer and Business Directory. Saint Paul, Minnesota : R.L. Polk & Co., ©1912-
- New Mexico frontier military place names Daniel C.B. Rathun & David V. Alexander. New Mexico Frontier Military Place Names. Las Cruces, New Mexico : Yucca Tree Press, c2003
- The Place Names of New Mexico Robert Julyan. The Place Names of New Mexico. Albuquerque, New Mexico : University of New Mexico Press, c1996, 1998
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)