Prince Edward Island Gazetteers
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- FamilySearch Places
- Canadian Geographic
- Gazetteer of Canada
- Acadianna, Acadia, then and now Peter W Berlo, Acadianna, Acadia, Then and Now, FamilySearch International
- McAlpine's Gazetter of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland McAlpine's gazetteer of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland : a geographical and historical data of provinces and cities--location of towns, villages and hamlets--barristers, hotels, express offices and banks, FamilySearch International
- Prince Edward Island, Garden Province of Canada W H Crosskill, Prince Edward Island, Garden Province of Canada, Charlottetown, P.E.I. : Pub. by the Provincial government 1904
- Abstract of the census of the population, and other statistical returns of Prince Edward Island, taken in the year 1871 Abstract of the census of the population, and other statistical returns of Prince Edward Island, taken in the year 1871, Internet Archive
- Lovell's Gazetteer of British North America John Lovell, Lovell's Gazetteer of British North America, Montreal; Rouse's Point [N.Y.] : J. Lovell 1874
- Lovell's Gazetteer of the Dominion of Canada John Lovell, Lovell's Gazetteer of the Dominion of Canada, John Lovell & Sons Ltd Publishers, 1908
- Library and Archives Canada
- Island Newspapers
- World Gazetteers at Archive.org
Print Only Gazetteers
- Gazetteer of Canada, Prince Edward Island Canadian Permanent Committee on Geographical Names, Gazetteer of Canada, Prince Edward Island, Ottawa, Ontario : Canadian Permanent Committee on Geographical Names, c1960 (1965 printing)
- Acadianna, Acadia, then and now Peter Gallant Berlo, Acadianna, Acadia, Then and Now, [San Diego, California] : Peter W. Berlo, c1989
- McAlpine's maritime and Newfoundland gazetteer for Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island ... McAlpine's maritime and Newfoundland gazetteer for Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island ... : containing general information of the latest date, an historical sketch of each town and the pricipal cities, with all towns, villages, settlements, railway stations, post offices, light houses, money, order, telephone and telegraph offices, banks, express offices, etc., etc., Saint John, New Brunswick : Reproduction Systems, 1971
Why Use Gazetteers
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.
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)