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Online Gazetteers[edit | edit source]
- FamilySearch Places
- A gazetteer of Colorado Henry Gannett A Gazetteer of Colorado, Washington, D.C. : Government Printing Office (United States), 1906
- Colorado Ghost Towns and Mining Camps Sandra Dallas, Colorado Ghost Towns and Mining Camps, Norman, Oklahoma : University of Oklahoma Press, c1985
- A Gazetteer of Colorado Henry Gannett, A Gazetteer of Colorado, Washington : Government Printing Office 1906
- Colorado State Business Directory Colorado State Business Directory and annual register, Denver, Col. : J.A. Blake 1877
- The Rocky Mountain Directory and Colorado Gazetteer, for 1871 Samuel S. Wallihan , T. O. Bigney, The Rocky Mountain Directory and Colorado Gazetteer, for 1871, S. S. Wallihan & company 1870
- Denver Directory and Classified Buyers Guide 1923 Denver Directory and Classified Buyers Guide, The Gazetteer Publishing and Printing Co. 1923
- Regimental history - Three hundred and forty-first field artillery, Eighty-ninth division of the national army U.S., Regimental History - Three hundred and forty-first field artillery, Eighty-ninth division of the national army. Made up mostly of men from Colorado. Organized September, nineteen-seventeen, demobilized June, nineteen-nineteen. [Kansas City, Mo., Printed and bound by Union bank note company, 1920]
- Colorado Genealogy Trails - Collection of transcribed data for the state of Colorado
Print Only Gazetteers[edit | edit source]
- Colorado place names : communities, counties, peaks, passes with historical lore and facts plus a pronunciation guide George R. Eichler, Colorado place names : communities, counties, peaks, passes with historical lore and facts plus a pronunciation guide, Boulder, Colorado : Johnson Pub. Co., 1980
- 1001 Colorado Place Names Maxine Benson, 1001 Colorado Place Names, Lawrence, Kansas : University Press of Kansas, c1994
- Blecha's Colorado place names : a genealogical & historical guide to Colorado sites Arvid D. "Mike" Blecha, Blecha's Colorado Place Names : a genealogical & historical guide to Colorado sites, Denver, Colorado : Colorado Genealogical Society, c2001
- Place names of Colorado Donald R. Elliott, Place names of Colorado, Denver, Colorado : Colorado Council of Genealogical Societies, c1999
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)