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Online Gazetteers[edit | edit source]
- FamilySearch Places
- British Borneo, Singapore, and Malaya : official standard names approved by the U.S. Board on Geographic Names by United States, Board on Geographic Names
- Malaysia, Singapore, and Brunei; official standard names approved by the United States Board on Geographic Names by United States, Board on Geographic Names, 1971.
- British Borneo, Singapore, and Malaya. Official standard names approved by the U.S. Board on Geographic Names by United States, Board on Geographic Names, 1955.
- A gazetteer of Southern India, with the Tenasserim Provinces and Singapore. Compiled from original and authentic sources. Accompanied by an atlas, including plans of all the principal towns & cantonments by Charles Walker and John Walker, (Madras: Pharoah and Co.), 1855.
- The new atlas & commercial gazetteer of the Straits Settlement & Federated Malay States : a work devoted to its geography, history, resources and economic and commercial development /comp. and ed. by the staff of the ... Far eastern geographical establishment by Shanghai Yuan Dong di li xue hui, (Singapore etc. : Kelly & Walsh), 1917.
- Singapore Gazetteer Map, (Malayasia : F.M.S. Surveys), 1935.
- Gazetteer of Singapore Town Map by Singapore Survey Department, (Survey Department, Singapore, Federated Malay States and Straits Settlements), 1942.
- Directory of Cities, Towns, and Regions in Singapore
Print Only Gazetteers[edit | edit source]
- Toponymics : a study of Singapore street names by Victor R. Savage and Brenda S. A. Yeoh, (Singapore : Eastern Universities Press), 2004.
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 cities.
- Schools, colleges, and universities.
- Denominations and number of churches.
- Historical and biographical information on some individuals (usually high-ranking or famous individuals)
The Family History Library has the following Singapore gazetteers:
- Toponymics: a study of Singapore street names Savage, Victor R.
- British Borneo, Singapore, and Malaya: official standard names approved by the U.S. Board on Geographic Names United States. Board on Geographic Names. United States.