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Online Gazetteers[edit | edit source]
- FamilySearch Places
- United States. Board on Geographic Names, Mozambique : official standard names approved by the U.S. Board on Geographic Names, Washington, D.C. : U.S. Office of Geography, 1969
- Hall, R. N, Nicklin, Richard, Prehistoric Rhodesia; an examination of the historical, ethnological and archaeological evidencesas to the origin and age of the rock mines and stone buildings, with a gazetteer of mediaeval south -east Africa, 915 A.D. to 1760 A.D., and the countries of the Monomotapa, Manica, Sabia, Quiteve, Sofala, and Mozambique, London [etc. T.F. Unwin 1909]
- Hall, R. N, Nicklin, Richard, Pre-historic Rhodesia : an examination of the historical, ethnological and archaeological evidences as to the origin and age of the rock mines and stone buildings, with a gazetteer of Medieval South-East Africa, 915 A.D. to 1760 A.D. and the countries of Monomotapa, Manica, Sabia, Quiteve, Sofala and Mozambique, London : Unwin 1990
- [World Gazetteers at Archive.org
- World Foreign Gazetteer, Vol. 1. Enter Mozambique in the keyword box.
- CIA World Factbook
- Getty Thesaurus of Geography
Print Only Gazetteers[edit | edit source]
- Monteiro, José Maria de Sousa, Diccionario geographico das provincias e possessões portuguezas no ultramar : em que se descrevem as Ilhas, e pontos continentaes que actualmente possue a corôa portugueza, a se dão muitas outras noticias dos habitantes, sua historia, costumes, religião, e commercio, precedido de uma introducção geographico-politico-estatistico-historica de Portugal, Lisboa, Portugal : Typographia Lisbonense, 1850
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)