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A gazetteer is a list and description of places such as villages, towns, and cities. It may also mention neighborhoods, cemeteries, sizes of populations, rivers, mountains, and other geographical features. It can be used to locate the places where your family lived. Only the names of places that existed at the time the gazetteer was published are included. The following gazetteers are available for [[New Hampshire Genealogy|New Hampshire]]:  
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== Online Gazetteers ==
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?reqParents=359&reqParentsLabel=State&reqParentsType=362&includeIsParent=true&primaryText=New%20Hampshire%2C%20United%20States&searchTypeaheadInputText=Search%20Within%3ANew%20Hampshire%2C%20United%20States FamilySearch Places]
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*[http://www.interment.net/us/nh/index.htm New Hampshire Cemeteries]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/147464-a-gazetteer-of-new-hampshire-containing-descriptions-of-all-the-counties-towns-and-districts-in-the-state-also-of-its-principal-mountains-rivers-waterfalls-harbors-islands-and-fashionable-resorts-to-which-are-added-statistical-accounts-of-its-agriculture-commerce-and-manufactures?viewer=1&offset=0#page=7&viewer=picture&o=info&n=0&q= A gazetteer of New Hampshire : containing descriptions of all the counties, towns, and districts in the state] John Hayward. A Gazetteer of New Hampshire : Containing Descriptions of all the Counties, Towns, and Districts in the State. Boston, Massachusetts : John P. Jewett, 1849
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/788878-new-hampshire-register-and-business-directory-1921-1922?viewer=1&offset=0#page=1&viewer=picture&o=info&n=0&q= New Hampshire Register and Business Directory]  New Hampshire Register and Business Directory 1921-1922. Digital Publisher FamilySearch International
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/321478-a-gazetteer-of-the-state-of-new-hampshire?viewer=1&offset=0#page=1&viewer=picture&o=info&n=0&q= A Gazetteer of the State of New Hampshire] John Farmer. A Gazetteer of the State of New Hampshire 1823. Digital Publisher FamilySearch International
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/84933?availability=Family%20History%20Library Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire, vols 1-5]Sybil Noyes, Charles Thornton Libby, Walter Goodwin Davis. Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire vols 1-5. Portland, Maine : Southworth Press, 1928-1939
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*[https://archive.org/details/gazetteerofsta00merr/page/n7/mode/2up Gazetteer of New Hampshire in Three Parts] Eliphalet Merrill.  Gazetteer of New Hampshire in Three Parts. Exeter, Printed by C. Norris & co. for the authors 1817
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*[https://archive.org/details/cu31924074445630 New Hampshire as it is ...] Edwin Azro Charlton.  New Hampshire As It Is... Claremont, N.H., Tracy and Co. 1856
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*[https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=inu.30000117812705&view=1up&seq=9 New Hampshire Provincial and State Papers Vol 26 1895] Albert Stillman Baatchellor. New Hampshire Provincial and State Papers Vol 26 1895. Concord : Edward N Pearson, Public Printer 1895
  
*Clements, John. ''New Hampshire Facts''. Dallas, Texas: Clements Research, 1987. ({{FHL|608316|title-id|disp=Family History Library Book 974.2 E6c}}.) This is a comprehensive look at New Hampshire today, county by county.
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== Print Only Gazetteers ==
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/608316?availability=Family%20History%20Library New Hampshire facts : a comprehensive look at New Hampshire today county by county] John Clements. New Hampshire Facts : a Comprehensive Look at New Hampshire Today County by County. Dallas, Texas : Clements Research, c1987
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/619387?availability=Family%20History%20Library Gazetteer of the State of New Hampshire] Eliphalet and Phinehas Merrill. Gazetteer of the State of New Hampshire. Bowie, Maryland : Heritage Books, Inc., 1987
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/568959?availability=Family%20History%20Library The New Hampshire Atlas and Gazetteer] DeLorme Mapping Co. The New Hampshire Atlas and Gazetteer. Freeport, Maine : DeLorme Mapping Company, c1987
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/647456?availability=Family%20History%20Library New Hampshire Towns and Counties : What Was What, Where, and When] Michael J. Denis. New Hampshire Towns and Counties : What Was What, Where, and When. Oakland, Maine : Danbury House, c1982
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/471650?availability=Family%20History%20Library New Hampshire, Vermont, atlas of historical county boundaries] Gordon DenBoer with George E. Goodridge, Jr. New Hampshire, Vermont, Atlas of Historical County Boundaries. New York, New York : Simon & Schuster, c1993
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/160926?availability=Family%20History%20Library Communities, settlements, and neighborhood centers in the state of New Hampshire : an inventory] N.H. State Planning and Development Commission. Communities, Settlements, and Neighborhood Centers in the State of New Hampshire : an inventory. Concord, New Hampshire : New Hampshire State Planning & Development Commission, c1937
  
*Farmer, John, and Jacob B. Moore. ''A Gazetteer of the State of New Hampshire''. Concord, New Hampshire: Jacob B. Moore, 1823. ({{FHL|84052|title-id|disp=Family History Library book 974.2 E5f; film 823666 item 2}}.) This source includes an accurate map of the state in 1823 and some engravings.
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== Why Use Gazetteers ==
  
*Fogg, Alonzo J. ''The Statistics and Gazetteer of New Hampshire. 1874''. Reprint, Tucson, Arizona: W.C. Cox, 1972. ({{FHL|30470|title-id|disp=FHL film 1000197 item 2; compact disc no. 99}}.) This gazetteer contains descriptions of all the counties, towns and villages; boundaries and area of the state; and its natural resources. This book is also available as a free downloadable ebook on [http://bit.ly/116mHEI. Google Books].
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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.  
  
*Hayward, John. ''A Gazetteer of New Hampshire. ''Boston, Massachusetts.: John P. Jewett, 1849. (Family History Library {{FHL|84056|title-id|disp=book 974.2 E5h; film 823666; fiche 6019968}}.) Hayward's gazetteer can be read on the Internet at [http://www.archive.org/stream/gazetteerofnewha00hayw#page/n7/mode/2up www.archive.org]. This gazetteer contains descriptions of all the counties, towns, and districts in the state plus principal mountains, rivers, harbors, and islands. It includes statistical accounts of its agriculture, commerce, and manufacturers. Early settlers and early ministers are often mentioned.
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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.
  
Other gazetteers can be found in the Locality Search of the FamilySearch Catalog under:
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=== Gazetteer Contents ===
  
NEW HAMPSHIRE- GAZETTEERS
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Gazetteers may also provide additional information about towns, such as:
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*Different religious denominations
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*Schools, colleges, and universities
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*Major manufacturers, canals, docks, and railroad stations
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*The population size.
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*Boundaries of civil jurisdiction.
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*Ecclesiastical jurisdiction(s)
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*Longitude and latitude.
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*Distances and direction from other from cities.
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*Schools, colleges, and universities.
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*Denominations and number of churches.
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*Historical and biographical information on some individuals (usually high-ranking or famous individuals)
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Online Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

Print Only Gazetteers[edit | edit source]

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)