Hesse (Hessen) Gazetteers
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Includes Hesse-Nassau (Hessen-Nassau) and Waldeck and Pyrmont
For a more comprehensive understanding of gazetteers, study the article Germany Gazetteers.
- Meyers Gazetteer online
- Alphabetisches Verzeichnis der Wohnplätze im Grossherzogthum Hessen (Alphabetical Register of inhabited places in the Grand Duchy of Hessen), 1863. 1877 edition
- Hesse Place Name Indexes
- Das Grossherzogthum Hessen nach Geschichte, Land, Volk, Staat, und Oertlichkeit (The Grand Duchy of Hessen with its History, Geography, People, State, and Places) , by Dr. Ph. A. F. Walther, Darmstadt: 1854, Verlag der Hofbuchhandlung von G. Jonghaus
- Waldeck and Pyrmont Parish List: This article lists the location of the Lutheran (Evangelical) and Catholic parishes for each town in Waldeck and Pyrmont.
Germany Nationwide Gazetteers
The Family History Library uses one gazetteer as the standard guide for listing German places in the catalog. Regardless of the various jurisdictions a place may have been under at different times, all German places are listed by the jurisdictions used in the following reference:
Uetrecht, E. Meyers Orts- und Verkehrs-Lexikon des Deutschen Reichs(Meyers Place- and Traffic directory of the German Empire). Fifth Edition. Leipzig, Germany: Bibliographisches Institute, 1912-3. (FHL book Ref 943 E5mo; films 496,640-1; fiche 6,000,001-29.)
Meyer's gazetteer (often referred to as Meyers Orts) lists the names of places as they existed in Germany from 1871 to 1912. It gives the name of the state or province where each town was located at that time. The gazetteer is written in Gothic print, which can be hard to read.
Meyer's gazetteer is available in digital form.