Isle of Man Gazetteers
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Online Gazetteers[edit | edit source]
- FamilySearch Places
- A topographical dictionary of England, vol 2-4 A topographical dictionary of England, vol 2-4, FamilySearch International
- Online books of the Isle of Man Online books of the Isle of Man, FamilySearch International
- The Isle of Man Rev. John Quinn, MA, The Isle of Man, Cambridge at the University Press, 1911
- Surnames & Place-Names of the Isle of Man A W Moore, MA, Surnames & Place-Names of the Isle of Man, Elliott Stock, 1890
- The History of the House of Stanley from the Conquest, to the Death of the Right Honorable Edward, late Earl of Derby, in 1776 John Seacome, The History of the House of Stanley from the Conquest, to the Death of the Right Honorable Edward, late Earl of Derby, in 1776, Preston : Printed by E. Sergent
- A List of Places on the Isle of Man
- Isle of Man - Gazetteer Online
- GeoNames.org, Isle of Man
- World Gazetteers at Archive.org
- Atlas & Gazetteer of the Isle of Man, 1867 by James Wood
- Manx Note Book: Gazetteer
Print Only Gazetteers[edit | edit source]
- A topographical dictionary of England set S Lewis, A Topographical Dictionary of England vol 1-4, Baltimore, Maryland : Genealogical Publishing Company, 1996
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 country 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)