Step-by-step guide: Using Meyers Gazetteer Online

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The following way to access Meyer's has been superseded by this website:

Access Meyer’s gazetteer using the FamilySearch Wiki:[edit | edit source]

  • Click on the appropriate volume (A-K= 1, L-Z= 2)
  • Links to Meyers Gazetteer are also found on several other FamilySearchWiki pages, including the "Germany- Gazetteers" page 

Find the page you need[edit | edit source]

  • Click on the first letter of the place name Note the first and last place names listed on the top of each page.
  • Browse the numbered pages until you find the page that contains the needed entry.

Find the entry[edit | edit source]

Each page in Meyer’s gazetteer consists of three columns.

To navigate on each page

  • Click on the “maximize screen” icon in the top right corner of the screen
  • The bottom scroll bar allows you to moveleft to right across the page.
  • Move the bottom scroll bar all the way to the right. Another vertical scroll bar to the left of the right marginal scroll bar allows you to move up and down on the page.
  • Pages or sections can be printed using the “printer icon” on the top left.

Reading helps[edit | edit source]

A guide to the abbreviations most commonly needed by genealogists is found in Identifying Place Names in German documents. Genealogical Handbook of German Research at FamilySearch, by Larry O. Jensen, also explains the use of Meyer's Gazetteer.