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Online Gazetteers[edit | edit source]
- FamilySearch Places
- Hometown Locator
- IARA Digital Archives
- Access Genealogy - Indiana
- Indiana Historical Society
- The Indiana gazetteer, or, topographical dictionary John Scott. The Indiana Gazetteer, or, Topographical Dictionary 1826. Digital Publisher FamilySearch International
- Indiana : her counties, her townships, and her towns Indiana : Her Counties, Her Townships, and Her Towns. Digital Publisher FamilySearch International
- Polk's Indiana State Gazetteer and Business Directory R. L Polk & Co. Polk's Indiana State Gazetteer and Business Directory. Indianapolis, Ind. : R.L. Polk & Co. 1883
- Indiana map by figures, with a key to space - Locations of the Counties and Post Offices Isaac Larrance. Indiana Map by Figures, with a key to space - Locations of the Counties and Post Offices. Plainville, O., I. Larrance 1880
- G. W. Hawes' Indiana State gazetteer and business directory for 1858 and 1859 George W Hawes. G. W. Hawes' Indiana State gazetteer and business directory for 1858 and 1859. Indianapolis : Geo. W. Hawes, Pub. and Proprietor, 1858
- Redfield & Logan's Columbus & Indianapolis Central Railway business guide, and western gazetteer of Indiana and Ohio Redfield & Logan's Columbus & Indianapolis Central Railway business guide, and western gazetteer of Indiana and Ohio. Indianapolis, Redfield & Logan. 1866
Print Only Gazetteers[edit | edit source]
- Indiana Place Names Ronald L. Baker & Marvin Carmony. Indiana Place Names. Bloomington, Indiana : Indiana University Press, c1975
- The Indiana gazetteer, or, Topographical dictionary of the state of Indiana The Indiana gazetteer, or, Topographical dictionary of the state of Indiana. Indianapolis, Indiana : E. Chamberlain, 1849
- The National gazetteer of the United States of America--Indiana, 1988 US Geological Survey. The National gazetteer of the United States of America--Indiana, 1988. [Washington, D.C.] : United States. Government Printing Office, 1988
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)