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Online Gazetteers[edit | edit source]
- FamilySearch Places
- Vermont Hometown Locator
- Vermont Counties, VT GenWeb
- A gazetteer of the state of Vermont Zadock Thompson. A Gazetteer of the State of Vermont. E.P. Walton and the author 1824
- Vermonters Dorman B E Kent. Vermonters - 1935. [Montpelier, Vermont] : Vermont Historical Society, 1937. Digital Publisher FamilySearch International
- A gazetteer of Vermont John Hayward. A Gazetteer of Vermont, containing descriptions of all the counties, towns, and districts in the state; and of all its principal mountains, rivers, waterfalls, harbors, islands, and curious places. To which are added, statistical accounts of its agriculture, commerce and manufactures; with ... other useful information. Boston, Tappan, Whittemore and Mason, 1849
- The Vermont Business Directory, for 1879-80 Biggs & Co. The Vermont Business Directory, for 1879-80. Digital Publisher FamilySearch International
- Gazetteer and business directory of Chittenden County, Vermont Hamilton Child. Gazetteer and Business Directory of Chittenden County, Vermont 1882. Syracuse, N.Y., Printed at the Journal office 1882
- The history of Washington county, in the Vermont historical gazetteer Abby Maria Hemenway. The History of Washington County, in the Vermont Historical Gazetteer. Montpelier, Vt., Vermont watchman and state journal press, 1882
- The Vermont State Directory and Gazetteer for 1905 The Vermont State Directory and Gazetteer for 1905. Methuen, Mass. [etc.] Union publishing company, 18 -19
- The Ancestor Hunt - Free Online City Directories, Vermont
Print Only Gazetteers[edit | edit source]
- A gazetteer of Vermont John Hayward. A Gazetteer of Vermont : containing descriptions of all the counties, towns, and districts in the state, and of its principal mountains, rivers, waterfalls, harbors, islands, and curious places. Bowie, Maryland : Heritage Books, Inc., 1990
- Vermont place-names : footprints of history Esther Munroe Swift. Vermont Place-Names : Footprints of History. Brattleboro, Vermont : S. Greene, c1977
- History of Vermont : natural, civil and statistical in three parts, with an appendix, 1853 Zadock Thompson. History of Vermont : natural, civil and statistical in three parts, with an appendix, 1853. Burlington, Vermont : Thompson, 1853
- The Vermont historical gazetteer : a magazine embracing a history of each town, civil, ecclesiastical, biographical and military - 6 volumes Abby Maria Hemenway. The Vermont historical gazetteer : a magazine embracing a history of each town, civil, ecclesiastical, biographical and military 6 volumes. Burlington, Vermont : A.M. Hemenway, 1868-1923. Volumes 1-4 have been Digitized by FamilySearch International and can be accessed on this same FamilySearch link.
- Vermont Towns and Counties Michael J Denis. Vermont Towns and Counties. [Oakland, Maine : Danbury House, 1983]
- The Vermont Atlas and Gazetteer David Delorm. The Vermont Atlas and Gazetteer. Yarmouth, Maine : D. Delorme, c1978
- Gazetteer of Vermont Heritage David Maunsell, Lawton V. Crocker, Dorman B. E. Kent. Gazetteer of Vermont Heritage : a concise account of the discovery, settlement, and progress of interesting and remarkable events in the Green Mountain Country. Chester, Vermont : The National Survey, c1976
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)