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Online Gazetteers[edit | edit source]
- FamilySearch Places
- Adam's Directory of Points and Landings on Rivers and Bayous in the States of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Iowa, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin Adams, Louis A. Adam's Directory of Points and Landings on Rivers and Bayous in the States of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Iowa, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin. (includes Tennessee) New Orleans : W.L. Murray, 1877
- Some old French place names in the state of Arkansas John Branner, Some old French place names in the state of Arkansas, Baltimore, Md., 1899
- Arkansas Digital Archives
- Perry-Castañeda Library
Print Only Gazetteers[edit | edit source]
- Arkansas township atlas : a history of the minor civil divisions in each Arkansas county Baker, Russell Pierce. Arkansas Township Atlas: A History of the Minor Civil Divisions in Each Arkansas County. Hot Springs, Ark.: Arkansas Genealogical Society, 1984
- Arkansas Place Names Ernie Deane, Arkansas Place Names, Branson, Missouri : The Ozarks Mountaineer, c1986, 1993
- Reprint, Rand, McNally & Company's indexed atlas of the world [Arkansas only] Geographical information, 1885 reprint, Arkansas, Rand McNally and Company's indexed atlas of the world. Reprint, Rand, McNally & Company's indexed atlas of the world [Arkansas only], Searcy, Arkansas : Mrs. Leister E. Presley, 1978
- Arkansas place names : United States Geological Survey's Geographic Names Information System Arkansas place names : United States Geological Survey's Geographic Names Information System, Conway, Arkansas : Arkansas Research, Inc. (Desmond Walls Allen), c2003
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)