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Online Gazetteers[edit | edit source]
- FamilySearch Places
- Yukon Archives
- Archeion Archives Association of Canada
- Yukon Dept of Tourism and Culture
- Yukon Genealogy
- Mary's Genealogy Treasures
- Lecture on the Yukon Gold Fields William Ogilvie, Lecture on the Yukon Gold Fields, Colonist Presses, 1897
- Yukon Trade Samuel Morley Wickett, Yukon Trade, Canadian Manufacturers Association 1902
- Alaska, Atlin, and the Yukon : White Pass & Yukon Route White Pass and Yukon Route, Chicago : Pool Bros 1910
- Lovell's Gazetteer of the Dominion of Canada G Mercer Adam, Lovell's Gazetteer of the Dominion of Canada, Montreal, J. Lovell & Son, 1908
- An Index to Dawson City, Yukon Territory and Alaska Directory and Gazetteer, Alaska-Yukon Directory and Gazetteer, and Polk's Alaska-Yukon Gazetteer and Business Directory, 1901-1912 D Hales, M Heath, and G Lake, An Index to Dawson City, Yukon Territory and Alaska Directory and Gazetteer, Alaska-Yukon Directory and Gazetteer, and Polk's Alaska-Yukon Gazetteer and Business Directory, 1901-1912, Alaska and Polar Regions Department, Elmer E. Rasmuson Library, University of Alaska Fairbanks
- World Gazetteers at Archive.org
Print Only Gazetteers[edit | edit source]
- Alaska-Yukon directories Alaska-Yukon Directories, Woodbridge, Connecticut : Research Publications, [199-?]
- Gazetteer of Canada. Northwest Territories and Yukon Canadian Board of Geographical Names, Gazetteer of Canada. Northwest Territories and Yukon, Ottawa, Ontario : Canadian Board on Geographical Names, 1958]
- The British Columbia and Yukon directory The British Columbia and Yukon directory, Vancouver, British Columbia : Sun Directories Ltd., [19--?]
- The Alaska-Yukon gold book : a roster of the progressive men and women who were the argonauts of the Klondike gold stampede Sourdough Stampede Association, The Alaska-Yukon gold book : a roster of the progressive men and women who were the argonauts of the Klondike gold stampede, Seattle, Washington : Stampede Association, c1930
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)