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Online Gazetteers[edit | edit source]
- FamilySearch Places
- District and County Guide of the Territory of Hawaii Jessie Higbee Lindsey. District and County Guide of the Territory of Hawaii. Digitized by FamilySearch International
- Association of Hawai'i Archivists - Resources
- HIGenWeb - Hawaiian Genealogy and History
- USGenWeb Index of Hawaii
- Hawaii State Archives Digital Collection
- Interactive Map of Hawaii Counties
- A Gazetteer of the Territory of Hawaii
- Hawaii Cities by Population
- Hawaii Genealogy Trails
Print Only Gazetteers[edit | edit source]
- Place names of Hawaii Mary Kawena Pukui. Place Names of Hawaii. Honolulu, Hawaii : University Press of Hawaii, [c1974]
- Hawaii geographic names information systems alphabetical list U.S. Office of Geographic Research. Branch of Geographic Names Hawaii Geographic Names Information Systems Alphabetical List. Reston, Virginia : U.S. Geological Survey, 
- Pocket Place Names of Hawaii Mary Kawena Pukui. Pocket Place Names of Hawaii. Honolulu, Hawaii : University of Hawaii Press, c1989
- Hawaiian Geographic Names W. D. Alexander. Hawaiian Geographic Names. Washington, D.C. : Government Printing Office (United States), 1903
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)