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Online Gazetteers[edit | edit source]
- FamilySearch Places
- Maryland Hometown Locator
- Maryland State Archives
- Gazetteer of Maryland Henry Gannett. Gazetteer of Maryland. Washington D.C.: Government Printing office, 1902. Published online by New River Notes c 1998-2006/
- Gazetteer of Maryland Maryland State Planning Commission. Gazetteer of the State of Maryland. [Baltimore] s.n 1941
- Gazetteer of the State of Maryland Richard Swainson Fisher. Gazetteer of the State of Maryland 1852. James S Waters 1852
- A Gazetteer of Maryland Henry Gannett. A Gazetteer of Maryland. Govt. Print. Off., 1904
- The origin and meaning of the Indian place names of Maryland Hamill Thomas Kenny. The origin and meaning of the Indian place names of Maryland. Baltimore, Waverly Press 
Print Only Gazetteers[edit | edit source]
- Maryland A to Z : a topographical dictionary Marion J. Kaminkow. Maryland A to Z : a Topographical Dictionary. Baltimore, Maryland : Magna Carta Book Company, 1985
- Gazetteer of the state of Maryland R. S. Fisher. Gazetteer of the State of Maryland : compiled from the returns of the seventh census of the United States and other official documents. To which is added, a general account of the District of Columbia. New York, New York : J.H. Colton, 1852
- The placenames of Maryland, their origin and meaning : commerating Maryland's 350th year Hamill Kenny. The Placenames of Maryland, Their Origin and Meaning : commerating Maryland's 350th year. Baltimore, Maryland : Museum and Library of Maryland History, Maryland Historical Society, 1984
- A Gazetteer of Maryland and Delaware Henry Gannett. A Gazetteer of Maryland and Delaware.Baltimore, Maryland : Genealogical Publishing Company, 1976
- The Maryland directory : being a descriptive compilation of the counties, towns, villages and post offices, and the names of merchants, manufacturers, professional men, farmers, tobacco planters, peach growers, mechanics, churches and pators; ... The Maryland directory : being a descriptive compilation of the counties, towns, villages and post offices, and the names of merchants, manufacturers, professional men, farmers, tobacco planters, peach growers, mechanics, churches and pators; ... Baltimore, Maryland : J. Frank Lewis, 1878
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)