Northwest Territories Gazetteers
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Online Gazetteers[edit | edit source]
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- Northwest Territories And Yukon Provisional Gazetteer Of Canada Northwest Territories And Yukon Provisional Gazetteer Of Canada, The Queen's Printer And Controller 1958
- Tables geographiques Guillaume de L'Isle, Tables Geographiques, A Paris : chez J. Barbou, ruë S., Jacques, proche de la fontaine S. Benoît, aux Cigognes, 1760
- The treaties of Canada with the Indians of Manitoba and the North-west territories : including the negotiations on which they were based, and other information relating thereto Alexander Morris, The Treaties of Canada with the Indians of Manitoba and the North-west territories : including the negotiations on which they were based, and other information relating thereto, Toronto : Belfords, Clarke & Co 1880
- Our strength and their strength - The North West Territory, and other papers chiefly relating to the Dominion of Canada Aeneas McDonell Dawson, Our strength and their strength - The North West Territory, and other papers chiefly relating to the Dominion of Canada, Ottawa, Printed at the Times office, 1870
- Canada Moves North Richard Finnie, Canada Moves North, New York, Macmillan, 1948
- Library and Archives Canada : Northwest Territories
- NWT Place Names Database
- Territorial Evolution of the Northwest Territory
- World Gazetteers at Archive.org
Print Only Gazetteers[edit | edit source]
- Gazetteer of Canada. Northwest Territories = Répertoire géographique du Canada. Territoires du Nord-Ouest Canadian Permanent Committee on Geographical Names, Répertoire géographique du Canada. Territoires du Nord-Ouest, Ottawa, Ontario : Canada. Department of Energy, Mines and Resources. Surveys and Mapping Branch, c1980
- Gazetteer of Canada. Northwest Territories and Yukon Canadian Board on Geographical Names, Gazetteer of Canada. Northwest Territories and Yukon, Ottawa, Ontario : Canadian Board on Geographical Names, 1958
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)