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Online Gazetteers[edit | edit source]
- FamilySearch Places
- Britannica, Nunavut Territory, Canada
- The Canadian Encyclopedia - Nunavut
- Nunavut The Story of Canada's Inuit People Jay Makarenko, Nunavut The Story of Canada's Inuit People, Mapleleafweb 2002
- Nunavut Territory Established : Inuit Gain New Homeland Sarfaty Galit Alcalay, Nunavut Territory Established : Inuit Gain New Homeland, March 1999
- ERIC ED473889 : Why Do They Speak Inuktitut? Language and Identity in Iqaluit Louis Jacques Dorals, ERIC ED473889: Why Do They Speak Inuktitut? Language and Identity in Iqaluit, May 2001
- An Aboriginal Northern Territory : Creating Canada's Nunavut Peter Jull, An Aboriginal Northern Territory : Creating Canada's Nunavut, Australian National University. North Australia Research Unit 1992
- Eskimo year : a naturalist's adventures in the far north George Miksch Sutton, Eskimo Year : A Naturalist's Adventures in the Far North, The MacMillan Co 1934
- The Eskimo of Baffin Land and Hudson Bay : from notes collected by George Comer, James S. Mutch, E.J. Peck Franz Boaz, The Eskimo of Baffin Land and Hudson Bay : from notes collected by George Comer, James S. Mutch, E.J. Peck, New York : American Museum of Natural History, 1901-1907
- World Gazetteers at Archive.org
Print Only Gazetteers[edit | edit source]
- Muskox land : Ellesmere Island in the age of contact Lyle Dick, Muskox land : Ellesmere Island in the age of contact, Calgary, Alberta : University of Calgary Press, c2001
- The Nunavut handbook : travelling in Canada's Arctic Miriam Dewar, The Nunavut handbook : travelling in Canada's Arctic, Iqaluit, Nunavut : Ayaya Marketing & Communications, c2004
- The Inuit and their land : the story of Nunavut Donald Purich, The Inuit and their land : the story of Nunavut, Toronto, Ontario : James Lorimer & Co., 1992
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)