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A gazetteer is a list and description of localities. Many gazetteers include the jurisdictions for a locality (for example: county, province, census division). There are some helpful gazetteers for Québec.  
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== Online Gazetteers ==
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/research/places/?focusedId=5788 FamilySearch Places]
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/490885?availability=Family%20History%20Library Administrative atlas of Canada], Schindler, Marc A. Administrative Atlas of Canada; Volume 2, Québec. Gloucester, Ontario, Canada: Schindler-Spring Family Organization, 1987
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/360258?availability=Family%20History%20Library Canadian Dominion Directory for 1871], Lovell, John. Canadian Dominion Directory for 1871. Eight Volumes. Montreal, Canada: John Lovell, 1871.
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/287132?availability=Family%20History%20Library Répertoire géographique du Québec], Québec (Province). Commission de géographie, Répertoire géographique du Québec, Québec, Québec : Éditeur officiel, 1969.
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/47648?availability=Family%20History%20Library A topographical description of the province of Lower Canada, with remarks upon Upper Canada and the relative connexion of both provinces with the United States of America], Bouchette, Joseph, A topographical description of the province of Lower Canada, with remarks upon Upper Canada and the relative connexion of both provinces with the United States of America, London, England : W. Faden, 1815.
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*[https://archive.org/details/cihm_01441/page/n1/mode/2up Campbell's commercial gazetteer and atlas], Campbell's commercial gazetteer and atlas, Toronto : Oxford Pub. Co.
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*[https://archive.org/details/lovellsgazetteer00cros/page/n8/mode/2up Lovell's gazetteer of British North America], Lovell's gazetteer of British North America,Montreal : J. Lovell; Rouse's Point [N.Y.] J. Lovell & sons
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*[https://archive.org/details/McGillLibrary-rbsc_map_FC3056-G39-1813-18853/page/n4/mode/2up A gazetteer of the Province of Upper Canada], Stout, James DeForest, A gazetteer of the Province of Upper Canada, New York : Published by Prior and Dunning.
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*[https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=aeu.ark:/13960/t3030b48f&view=2up&seq=1 Les Cantons de la province de Québec], Fafard, F.-X, Les Cantons de la province de Québec, 1913.
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*[https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=aeu.ark:/13960/t0ht3dv3g&view=2up&seq=10 Mitchell's Canada gazatteer and business directory for 1864-65], Mitchell's Canada gazatteer and business directory for 1864-65, 1864.
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*[https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=aeu.ark:/13960/t8sb4sz7j&view=2up&seq=8 List of counties, cities, towns, parishes, townships, &c., in Lower Canada], List of counties, cities, towns, parishes, townships, &c., in Lower Canada, S.l. : s.n., 1861?.
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*[http://www.canadiangeographic.com/atlas/gazetteer.aspx?lang=En Canadian Geographic Atlas: Quebec]
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* World Gazetteers at [https://archive.org/search.php?query=World%20Gazetteer Archive.org]
  
=== Gazetteers for Modern Localities  ===
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== Print Only Gazetteers ==
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/360258?availability=Family%20History%20Library The French Canadians 1600–1900: An Alphabetized Directory of the People, Places and Vital Dates], Elliot, Noel Montgomery. The French Canadians 1600–1900: An Alphabetized Directory of the People, Places and Vital Dates. Three Volumes. Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Genealogical Research Library, 1992.
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/46721?availability=Family%20History%20Library Dictionnaire historique et géographique des paroisses, missions et municipalities de la province de Québec], Magnan, Hormisdas, Dictionnaire historique et géographique des paroisses, missions et municipalities de la province de Québec, S.l. : s.n., 197-?
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/32647?availability=Family%20History%20Library The Eastern Townships gazetteer and general business directory], The Eastern Townships gazetteer and general business directory, Sherbrooke, Québec : Page-Sangster, 1967
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/1154240?availability=Family%20History%20Library Fichier la Souvenance], Gagnon, Nicole, Fichier la Souvenance, Repentigny, Québec : Souvenance, Atelier de généalogie, 1990
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*[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/398626?availability=Family%20History%20Library Guide municipal, 1956], Québec (Province). Bureau de la statistique; Québec (Province). Ministère de l'industrie et du commerce , Guide municipal, 1956, Québec, Québec : Ministre de l'industrie et du commerce, 1956
  
A useful modern gazetteer is:
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== Why Use Gazetteers ==
  
*''Répertoire toponymique du Québec (Geographic Names of Québec)''. Saint-Cyrille, Québec, Canada: Éditeur officiel du Québec, 1978. (Family History Library {{FHL|971.4 E5r|disp=book 971.4 E5r 1978}}.) Text in French. Localities are listed alphabetically. For each locality, this book lists the canton (township) if applicable and the division de recensement (the census division which in this book is the county). It also gives coordinates of latitude and longitude. Sources in the Locality Search of the FamilySearch Catalog are usually listed by the counties and provinces given in this gazetteer.
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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.  
  
The recent counties and provinces for many localities are listed in:
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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.
  
*Schindler, Marc A. ''Administrative Atlas of Canada''<nowiki>; Volume 2, Québec. Gloucester, Ontario, Canada: Schindler-Spring Family Organization, 1987. (FHL book 971 E7sm v. 2; film 1750799 item 7.) A gazetteer in this volume lists major towns and the counties and townships they are in. There are also maps showing boundaries of the counties and townships.</nowiki>
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=== Gazetteer Contents ===
  
=== Gazetteers for Localities Before 1900  ===
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Gazetteers may also provide additional information about towns, such as:
  
An excellent source for localities and their counties in mid-19th century Québec is:
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*Different religious denominations
 
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*Schools, colleges, and universities
*Lovell, John. ''Canadian Dominion Directory for 1871''. Eight Volumes. Montreal, Canada: John Lovell, 1871. (Family History Library {{FHL|360258|title-id|disp=book 971.3 E4L; films 856124–25; fiche 6046766}}.) Gives the township and county of each community. This is important information when you search census records, land and property records, local histories, and other records.
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*Major manufacturers, canals, docks, and railroad stations
 
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*The population size.
An appendix in the following directory gives more old place-names and their counties:
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*Boundaries of civil jurisdiction.
 
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*Ecclesiastical jurisdiction(s)
*Elliot, Noel Montgomery. ''The French Canadians 1600–1900: An Alphabetized Directory of the People, Places and Vital Dates''. Three Volumes. Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Genealogical Research Library, 1992. (Family History Library {{FHL|971 D22f|disp=book 971 D22f}}.)
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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 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)