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== Online Gazetteers ==
==Gazetteers==
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?text=Puerto%20Rico FamilySearch Places]
 
*[https://pubs.usgs.gov/bul/0183/report.pdf A Gazetteer of Puerto Rico, 1901]
 
*[https://pubs.usgs.gov/bul/0183/report.pdf A Gazetteer of Puerto Rico, 1901]
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*[https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/100402564?type%5B%5D=author&lookfor%5B%5D=Puerto%20Rico&ft= Register of Porto Rico for 1903, 1905]
 
*[https://puertorico.hometownlocator.com/ Puerto Rico Hometown Locator]
 
*[https://puertorico.hometownlocator.com/ Puerto Rico Hometown Locator]
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*[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archivo_General_de_Puerto_Rico Archivo General de Puerto Rico]
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*[https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=hvd.32044072260441&view=2up&seq=2 A gazetteer of Port Rico / by Henry Gannett]
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*[https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/011396217?type%5B%5D=author&lookfor%5B%5D=Porto%20Rico&ft= Census of PortoRico, taken under the direction of the War department, USA, Bulletin no. 1-3 [June11-August29,1900]
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*[https://www.geonames.org/search.html?q=Puerto+Rico&country= GeoNames.org]
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* World Gazetteers at [https://archive.org/search.php?query=World%20Gazetteer Archive.org]
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== Print Only Gazetteers ==
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/352186?availability=Family%20History%20Library Diccionario geográfico de Puerto Rico] S Arana-Soto, Diccionario geográfico de Puerto Rico, San Jose, Puerto Rico : [s.n.], 1978
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/433280?availability=Family%20History%20Library Omni gazetteer of the United States of America : providing name, location, and identification for nearly 1,500,000 populated places, structures, facilities, locales, historic places, and geographic features in the fifty states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Territories] Frank R Abate, Katherine M Isaacs, Omni gazetteer of the United States of America : providing name, location, and identification for nearly 1,500,000 populated places, structures, facilities, locales, historic places, and geographic features in the fifty states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Territories, Detroit, Michigan : Omnigraphics, c1991
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/80103?availability=Family%20History%20Library Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands and Caribbean : official standard names approved by the U.S. Board on Geographic Names] United States Board on Graphic Names, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands and Caribbean : official standard names approved by the U.S. Board on Geographic Names, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands and Caribbean : official standard names approved by the U.S. Board on Geographic Names, Washington, D.C. : U.S. Office of Geography, 1958
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== Why Use Gazetteers ==
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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.
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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.
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=== Gazetteer Contents ===
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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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Revision as of 11:38, 3 April 2020

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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 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)