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How Each Column Helps You With Your Research

1. POPULATED PLACE column: names the "populated place" or "location" of interest.

2. FORMER NAME, if applicable column: if the location was known by another name, it is listed here (a year of name change is given, if known).

3. TYPE column: gives type of location (i.e. village, town, city, etc.) - the size definition varies per province.

4. FHL CATALOG column: links to the "categories of sources" available in the Family History Library for this populated place or location.

5. WIKIPEDIA column: links to background information regarding this location or its county if Wikipedia does not have an article for that specific place.

Useful Websites

  • Canadian Geographical Names Data Base (CGNDB) - gives brief information about a place, including historic names/places. For historic information, scroll to #3, and click Formerly Official, also try with All.
  • Google Maps - shows the whereabouts of places on a map.
  • Google Images - shows pictures/photos/old maps (sometimes) of a place.
  • WorldCat - shows sources (books, maps, etc.) at various libraries/repositories, etc. for a place.


  • Listed below are the populated places in this district, according to the Gazetteer of Canada. Northwest Territories and Yukon.[1] This gazetteer is used as the source of locations or populated places in the Family History Library Catalog for the Northwest Territories.
  • If you wish the current division, where your Populated Place now exists, check the Canadian Geographical Names Data Base listed above.

Populated Places Table

1 2 3 4 5


FORMER NAME, if applicable TYPE



Behchoko           Link
Colville Lake           Link
Deline            Link
Dettah          Link
Enterprise           Link
Eskimo Point          Link
Fort Good Hope           Link
Fort Liard          Link
Fort McPherson        Link
Fort Providence          Link
Fort Resolution            Link
Fort Simpson    Village      Link
Fort Smith     Town      Link
Gamèti           Link
Hay River Reserve           Link
Hay River    Town    Link   Link
Holy River           Link
Holman        Link   Link
Inuvik     Town      Link
Jean Marie River            Link
Kakisa           Link
Lutselk'e             Link  
Nahanni Butte            Link
N'Dilo            Link
Norman Wells       Town       Link
Paulatuk           Link
Sachs Harbour         Link
Trout Lake           Link
Tsiigehtchic           Link
Tuktoyaktuk          Link
Tulita          Link
Ulukhaktok          Link
Wekweeti          Link
WhatÌ           Link
Wrigley          Link
Yellowknife    City    Link   Link


  1. Gazetteer of Canada. Northwest Territories and Yukon (Ottawa, Ontario : Canadian Board on Geographical Names, 1958) FHL book 971.9 E5c