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Online Gazetteers[edit | edit source]
- FamilySearch Places
- Wyoming Hometown Locator
- Wyoming Post Offices
- Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, Nevada, Wyoming and Arizona gazetteer and business directory R L Polk. Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, Nevada, Wyoming and Arizona gazetteer and business directory for 1884-85. Chicago [etc.] R.L.Polk and A.C.Danser 1885
- Wyoming state business directory Wyoming State Business Directory. Denver, CO Gazetteer Publishing Office 1921
- Hamilton Child. Gazetteer and business directory of Wyoming County, N.Y., for 1870-71Syracuse : Printed at the Journal Office, 1870
- LDS place names gazetteer Jill Anderson Ward. LDS Place Names Gazetteer. [Salt Lake City, Utah] : Genealogical Library (Salt Lake City), 1986
- Annals of Wyoming Wyoming Historical Society. Annals of Wyoming. Cheyenne WY, Wyoming Historical Society 1925
- History and directory of Laramie City, Wyoming Territory J H Triggs. History and Directory of Laramie City, Wyoming Territory. Laramie City, Daily sentinel print 1875
- The National gazetteer of the United States of America. United States Concise 1990 U S Geological Survey. The National Gazetteer of the United States of America. United States Concise 1990. Washington : U.S. G.P.O. ; 1990
Print Only Gazetteers[edit | edit source]
- Wyoming place names Mae Urbanek. Wyoming Place Names. Missoula, Montana : Mountain Press, c1988
- Wyoming, named localities, railroad sidings, discontinued post offices Microfilm 874300, Item 10. Wyoming, Named Localities, Railroad Sidings, Discontinued Post Offices. Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1972
- Sagebrush settlements Cleo Christiansen. Sagebrush Settlements. Lovell, Wyoming : C. Christiansen, c1967
- Yellowstone Place Names Lee H. Whittlesey. Yellowstone Place Names. Helena, Montana : Montana Historical Society Press, c1988
- Ghost Towns of Wyoming Donald C. Miller. Ghost Towns of Wyoming. Boulder, Colorado : Pruett Publishing Co., c1977
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)