|Denmark Research Topics|
|Local Research Resources|
Online Gazetteers[edit | edit source]
- FamilySearch Places
- Guide to Danish Research
- Kongeriget Danmark Volumes 1-5
- Denmark A Cooperative Commonwealth Frederic C Howe PhD, Denmark A Cooperative Commonwealth, Harcourt, Brace & Company 1921
- Denmark and its People M A Donne, Denmark and Its People, London, Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge 1869
- Danish Place Names database
- World Gazetteers at Archive.org
Print Only Gazetteers[edit | edit source]
- Danmark Jens Peter Trap 1810-1885, Danmark, [Copenhagen, Denmark] : G.E.C. Gad, 1958-1972
- Danmark på kryds og tværs Bernhard Llinder, Danmark på kryds og tværs, [Copenhagen? Denmark] : Forlaget Sesam, c1981
- Danmarks stednavne Stednavneudvalget, Danmarks stednavne, Copenhagen, Denmark : I kommission hos G.E.C. Gad, 1922-1969
- Den danske atlas Erik pontoppidan, Den danske atlas, [Copenhagen, Denmark] : Rosenkilde og Bagger, 1968-1972
- Denmark and the Færoe Islands : official standard names approved by the United States Board on Geographic Names US Board on Geographic Names, Denmark and the Færoe Islands : official standard names approved by the United States Board on Geographic Names, Washington, D.C. : Government Printing Office (United States), 1961
- Deutsch-fremdsprachiges (fremdsprachig-deutsches) Ortsnamenverzeichnis Otto Kredal and Franz Thierfelder, Deutsch-fremdsprachiges (fremdsprachig-deutsches) Ortsnamenverzeichnis, Berlin, Germany : Deutsche Verlagsgesellschaft, 1931, (Dictionary showing German place-names assigned following World War I)
- Hertugdømmet Slesvig Jense peter Trap, Hertugdømmet Slesvig, Copenhagen, Denmark : Selskabet af Kilder til Dansk Historie, 1975
- Parish and county listing with maps, Denmark Church of Jesus Christ of latter-day Saints, Genealogical Department, Scandinavian Reference Unit, Parish and county listing with maps, Denmark, Salt Lake City, Utah : Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Family History Library, c1990
- Post- og telegraf adressebog for kongeriget Danmark - 1978 Post- og telegraf adressebog for kongeriget Danmark - 1978
- [https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/84929?availability=Family%20History%20Library Postadressebog for Kongeriget Danmark' F. C. B. Treschow, Postadressbog for Kongeriget Danmark, Copenhagen, Denmark : Forlagsbureauet, 1890
- Where is that place in Denmark? Neill J Bennett, Where is that place in Denmark?, Orem, Utah : N.J. Bennett, c2004
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)