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*A gazetteer is a dictionary of place-names. Gazetteers describe towns and villages; parishes and provinces; sizes of population; and rivers, mountains, and other geographical features. They usually include only the names of places as they existed at the time the gazetteer was published. The place-names are generally listed in alphabetical order, similar to a dictionary.
* A gazetteer is a dictionary of place-names. Gazetteers describe towns and villages; parishes and provinces; sizes of population; and rivers, mountains, and other geographical features. They usually include only the names of places as they existed at the time the gazetteer was published. The place-names are generally listed in alphabetical order, similar to a dictionary.
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Gazetteers may also provide additional information about towns, such as:
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Gazetteers may also provide additional information about towns, such as:  
  
* Religious denominations
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*Religious denominations  
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*Schools, colleges, and universities
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*Major manufacturing works, canals, docks and railroad stations.
  
* Schools, colleges, and universities
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You can use a gazetteer to locate the places where your family lived and to determine the civil and church jurisdictions over those places. The following is an entry from a gazetteer:
  
* Major manufacturing works, canals,
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*''Vallenar. c. en la III Región (Atacama), cap. de la prov. de Huasco''. (Vallenar - town in the 3rd region [Atacama], capital of the province of Huasco)
  
docks and railroad stations.
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There may be many places in a particular country with the same or similar name. You will need to use a gazetteer to identify the specific town where your ancestor lived, the governmental district it was in, and the jurisdictions where records were kept. Gazetteers are also helpful for determining province jurisdictions as used in the Family History Library Catalog.  
  
You can use a gazetteer to locate the places where your family lived and to determine the civil and church jurisdictions over those places. The following is an entry from a gazetteer:
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If you need to find the name of a Catholic parish, consult a church directory (see [[Chile Church Directories]]).  
  
''Vallenar. c. en la III Región (Atacama), cap. de la prov. de Huasco''. (Vallenar - town in the 3rd region [Atacama], capital of the province of Huasco)
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=== Finding Place-Names in the Family History Library Catalog  ===
  
There may be many places in a particular country with the same or similar name. You will need to use a gazetteer to identify the specific town where your ancestor lived, the governmental district it was in, and the jurisdictions where records were kept. Gazetteers are also helpful for determining province jurisdictions as used in the Family History Library Catalog.
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Place-names in the Family History Library Catalog are listed under the modern names, provinces, or departments. To find the province or other division that a town is filed under in the Family History Library Catalog, you can use the “see” references on the first Family History Library Catalog Locality microfiche of each state. If you are using the catalog on compact disc, use the “Locality Browse” search. The computer will find places with that name.  
  
If you need to find the name of a Catholic parish, consult a church directory (see the “[[Chile Church Directories|Church Directories]]” section of this outline).
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Because of the many changes in place-names, the Family History Library uses one gazetteer from each country as the standard guide for listing places in the Family History Library Catalog. Regardless of the names a place may have had at various times, all places are listed in the Family History Library Catalog by the name they are listed under in the gazetteer chosen as the locality authority for that country. The locality authority used for Chile is:
  
'''Finding Place-Names in the Family History Library Catalog'''
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*Fox, Steven J. ''Comunas y circunscripciones de Chile''(Municipalities and Circumscriptions of Chile). Salt Lake City: S. J. Fox, 1979. (FHL book 983 E2c.) This lists the names of places as they were in the year 1970.
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Place-names in the Family History Library Catalog are listed under the modern names, provinces, or departments. To find the province or other division that a town is filed under in the Family History Library Catalog, you can use the “see” references on the first Family History Library Catalog Locality microfiche of each state. If you are using the catalog on compact disc, use the “Locality Browse” search. The computer will find places with that name.
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Because of the many changes in place-names, the Family History Library uses one gazetteer from each country as the standard guide for listing places in the Family History Library Catalog. Regardless of the names a place may have had at various times, all places are listed in the Family History Library Catalog by the name they are listed under in the gazetteer chosen as the locality authority for that country. The locality authority used for Chile is:
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Other supporting sources are:  
  
Fox, Steven J. ''Comunas y circunscripciones de Chile''(Municipalities and Circumscriptions of Chile). Salt Lake City: S. J. Fox, 1979. (FHL book 983 E2c.) This lists the names of places as they were in the year 1970.
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*Asta-Buruaga y Cienfuegos, Francisco Solano. ''Diccionario geográfico de la República de Chile''
  
Other supporting sources are:
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*Kaplan Cojano, Oscar. ''Atlas escolar de Chile'' (Scholastic Atlas of Chile)''.'' Santiago, Chile: O. Kaplan C., 1970. (FHL book 983 E7k.)
  
Asta-Buruaga y Cienfuegos, Francisco Solano. ''Diccionario geográfico de la República de Chile'' (Geographical Dictionary of the Republic of Chile). Santiago, Chile: s.n., 1899. (FHL book 983 E5ab 1899; film 0496805.)''&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;''
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Gazetteers and geographical name information can be found under:  
  
Kaplan Cojano, Oscar. ''Atlas escolar de Chile'' (Scholastic Atlas of Chile)''.'' Santiago, Chile: O. Kaplan C., 1970. (FHL book 983 E7k.)
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CHILE - GAZETTEERS
  
Gazetteers and geographical name information can be found under:
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CHILE - NAMES, GEOGRAPHICAL
  
CHILE - GAZETTEERS
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CHILE - DESCRIPTION AND TRAVEL
  
CHILE - NAMES, GEOGRAPHICAL
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=== Modern Place-Names  ===
  
CHILE - DESCRIPTION AND TRAVEL
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For some research purposes, such as correspondence, it is useful to learn modern jurisdictions for the area where your ancestors lived. This may also be helpful when finding the ancestral town on modern maps. Modern gazetteers can be found at most large libraries and archives.
  
'''Modern Place-Names'''
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=== Historical Place-Names ===
  
For some research purposes, such as correspondence, it is useful to learn modern jurisdictions for the area where your ancestors lived. This may also be helpful when finding the ancestral town on modern maps. Modern gazetteers can be found at most large libraries and archives.
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Because names and boundaries of some places have changed or no longer exist, you may need to use sources that describe places as they were known earlier. These sources are listed in the Family History Library Catalog under:
  
'''Historical Place-Names'''
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CHILE - HISTORY
  
Because names and boundaries of some places have changed or no longer exist, you may need to use sources that describe places as they were known earlier. These sources are listed in the Family History Library Catalog under:
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CHILE - HISTORICAL GEOGRAPHY
  
CHILE - HISTORY
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CHILE - GAZETTEERS
  
CHILE - HISTORICAL GEOGRAPHY
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A history book that identifies places of Chile is:
  
CHILE - GAZETTEERS
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*Thayer Ojeda, Tomás. ''Las antiguas ciudades de Chile: apuntes históricos sobre su desarrollo i [i.e. y] listas de los funcionarios que actuaron en ellas hasta el año 1565'' (The Ancient Cities of Chile, Historical Notes on Their Development and Lists of the Officials Who Governed Them until 1565.) Santiago, Chile: Imprenta Cervantes, 1911. (FHL book 983 H2to; film 1162489.)''&nbsp;&nbsp;''
  
A history book that identifies places of Chile is:
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A historical atlas that identifies early places of Chile is:  
  
Thayer Ojeda, Tomás. ''Las antiguas ciudades de Chile: apuntes históricos sobre su desarrollo i [i.e. y] listas de los funcionarios que actuaron en ellas hasta el año 1565'' (The Ancient Cities of Chile, Historical Notes on Their Development and Lists of the Officials Who Governed Them until 1565.) Santiago, Chile: Imprenta Cervantes, 1911. (FHL book 983 H2to; film 1162489.)''&nbsp;&nbsp;''
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*Cunill Grau, Pedro. ''Atlas histórico de Chile''(Historical Atlas of Chile). Santiago, Chile: Empresa Editorial Zig-Zag, 1961. (FHL book 983 E7cg.)
  
A historical atlas that identifies early places of Chile is:
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A historical gazetteer that identifies places of Chile and the world is:  
  
Cunill Grau, Pedro. ''Atlas histórico de Chile''(Historical Atlas of Chile). Santiago, Chile: Empresa Editorial Zig-Zag, 1961. (FHL book 983 E7cg.)
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*Bartholomew, John (John George). ''A literary &amp; historical atlas of America''. New York: E. P. Dutton, 1910. (FHL book 912.19812 B283.)
 
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A historical gazetteer that identifies places of Chile and the world is:
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Bartholomew, John (John George). ''A literary &amp; historical atlas of America''. New York: E. P. Dutton, 1910. (FHL book 912.19812 B283.)
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Revision as of 17:53, 18 October 2010

  • A gazetteer is a dictionary of place-names. Gazetteers describe towns and villages; parishes and provinces; sizes of population; and rivers, mountains, and other geographical features. They usually include only the names of places as they existed at the time the gazetteer was published. The place-names are generally listed in alphabetical order, similar to a dictionary.

Gazetteers may also provide additional information about towns, such as:

  • Religious denominations
  • Schools, colleges, and universities
  • Major manufacturing works, canals, docks and railroad stations.

You can use a gazetteer to locate the places where your family lived and to determine the civil and church jurisdictions over those places. The following is an entry from a gazetteer:

  • Vallenar. c. en la III Región (Atacama), cap. de la prov. de Huasco. (Vallenar - town in the 3rd region [Atacama], capital of the province of Huasco)

There may be many places in a particular country with the same or similar name. You will need to use a gazetteer to identify the specific town where your ancestor lived, the governmental district it was in, and the jurisdictions where records were kept. Gazetteers are also helpful for determining province jurisdictions as used in the Family History Library Catalog.

If you need to find the name of a Catholic parish, consult a church directory (see Chile Church Directories).

Finding Place-Names in the Family History Library Catalog

Place-names in the Family History Library Catalog are listed under the modern names, provinces, or departments. To find the province or other division that a town is filed under in the Family History Library Catalog, you can use the “see” references on the first Family History Library Catalog Locality microfiche of each state. If you are using the catalog on compact disc, use the “Locality Browse” search. The computer will find places with that name.

Because of the many changes in place-names, the Family History Library uses one gazetteer from each country as the standard guide for listing places in the Family History Library Catalog. Regardless of the names a place may have had at various times, all places are listed in the Family History Library Catalog by the name they are listed under in the gazetteer chosen as the locality authority for that country. The locality authority used for Chile is:

  • Fox, Steven J. Comunas y circunscripciones de Chile(Municipalities and Circumscriptions of Chile). Salt Lake City: S. J. Fox, 1979. (FHL book 983 E2c.) This lists the names of places as they were in the year 1970.

Other supporting sources are:

  • Asta-Buruaga y Cienfuegos, Francisco Solano. Diccionario geográfico de la República de Chile
  • Kaplan Cojano, Oscar. Atlas escolar de Chile (Scholastic Atlas of Chile). Santiago, Chile: O. Kaplan C., 1970. (FHL book 983 E7k.)

Gazetteers and geographical name information can be found under:

CHILE - GAZETTEERS

CHILE - NAMES, GEOGRAPHICAL

CHILE - DESCRIPTION AND TRAVEL

Modern Place-Names

For some research purposes, such as correspondence, it is useful to learn modern jurisdictions for the area where your ancestors lived. This may also be helpful when finding the ancestral town on modern maps. Modern gazetteers can be found at most large libraries and archives.

Historical Place-Names

Because names and boundaries of some places have changed or no longer exist, you may need to use sources that describe places as they were known earlier. These sources are listed in the Family History Library Catalog under:

CHILE - HISTORY

CHILE - HISTORICAL GEOGRAPHY

CHILE - GAZETTEERS

A history book that identifies places of Chile is:

  • Thayer Ojeda, Tomás. Las antiguas ciudades de Chile: apuntes históricos sobre su desarrollo i [i.e. y] listas de los funcionarios que actuaron en ellas hasta el año 1565 (The Ancient Cities of Chile, Historical Notes on Their Development and Lists of the Officials Who Governed Them until 1565.) Santiago, Chile: Imprenta Cervantes, 1911. (FHL book 983 H2to; film 1162489.)  

A historical atlas that identifies early places of Chile is:

  • Cunill Grau, Pedro. Atlas histórico de Chile(Historical Atlas of Chile). Santiago, Chile: Empresa Editorial Zig-Zag, 1961. (FHL book 983 E7cg.)

A historical gazetteer that identifies places of Chile and the world is:

  • Bartholomew, John (John George). A literary & historical atlas of America. New York: E. P. Dutton, 1910. (FHL book 912.19812 B283.)