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Online Gazetteers[edit | edit source]
- FamilySearch Places
- Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland Francis H Groome, Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland : Thomas C. Jack, Grange Publishing Works, 1883-1886
- The Gazetteer of Scotland John Wilson, The Gazetteer of Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland : W. & A.K. Johnston, 1882
- A Vision of Britain Through Time
- Electric Scotland
- Topographical Dictionary of Scotland, by Samuel Lewis, originally published in 1846. (British History Online)
- Gazetteers of Scotland, 1803-1901 20 volumes of descriptive gazetteers of Scotland, providing a comprehensive geographical encyclopedia of Scotland in the 19th century. Principal places in Scotland, including towns, counties, castles, glens, antiquities and parishes, are listed alphabetically.
- Scotland Maps, Atlases and Gazetteers, bibliography
- The Statistical Accounts of Scotland 1791-1845
- Undiscovered Scotland
- Gazetteer for Scotland Gazetteer for Scotland, a vast geographical encyclopedia, featuring details of towns, villages, bens and glens from the Scottish Borders to the Northern Isles
- Onomasticon goedelicum locorum et tribuum Hiberniae et Scotiae Edmund Hogan, Onomasticon goedelicum locorum et tribuum Hiberniae et Scotiae : an index, with identifications, to the Gaelic names of places and tribes, Dublin, Ireland : Hodges & Figgis, 1910
- A Genealogical Gazetteer of Scotland Frank Smith, A Genealogical Gazetteer of Scotland : an alphabetical dictionary of places, Logan, Utah : Everton publishers, 1971, Providence, Utah : Keith W Watkins & Sons, 1979
- Scotland Painted by Sutton Palmer Described by A R Hope Moncrieff A F Hope Moncrieff, Scotland, London : A & C Black, 1922
- Peeps at Many Lands - Scotland Elizabeth Grierson, Peeps at Many Lands - Scotland, London, Adam and Charles Black, 1907
- ScotlandsPlaces ScotlandsPlaces, a collaboration between Historic Environment Scotland, National Records of Scotland and the National Library of Scotland.
- The Topical, Statistical, and Historical Gazetteer of Scotland The Topical, Statistical, and Historical Gazetteer of Scotland v 1&2, Glasgow[etc.] A. Fullarton & Co., 1843
- World Gazetteers at Archive.org
Print Only Gazetteers[edit | edit source]
- Bartholomew Gazetteer of Places in Britain Oliver Mason, Bartholomew Gazetteer of Places in Britain, Edinburgh, Scotland : John Bartholomew & Son, c1986.
- Illustrated Road Book of Scotland Illustrated Road Book of Scotland, London, England : Automobile Association (Great Britain), 1971
- Description of the Western Isles of Scotland called Hybrides Sir Donald Monro, Description of the Western Isles of Scotland called Hybrides : with the genealogies of the chief clans of the Isles, Glasgow, Scotland : Thomas D Morison, 1884
- The Place-names of Aberdeenshire William M Alexander, The Place-names of Aberdeenshire, Aberdeen, Scotland : Third Spalding Club, 1952
- Places and Place-names round Alyth James Meikle, Places and Place-names round Alyth, Paisley, Scotland : A Gardner, 1925
- The Place-names of West Lothian Angus Macdonald, The Place-names of West Lothian, Edinburgh, Scotland : Oliver & Boyd, 1941
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)