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Several useful gazetteers of [[Portal:New Mexico|New Mexico]] have been published. One of the most helpful is T. M. Pearce, ''New Mexico Place Names: A Geographical Dictionary'' (Albuquerque, New Mexico: University of New Mexico Press, [1985]; Family History Library [http://www.familysearch.org/eng/library/fhlcatalog/supermainframeset.asp?display=titledetails&titleno=158006&disp=New+Mexico+place+names%20%20&columns=*,0,0 book 978.9 E2n]).
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[New Mexico|New Mexico]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[New_Mexico_Gazetteers|New Mexico Gazeteers]]''
  
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== Record Synopsis ==
  
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A gazetteer is defined as "a geographical dictionary."<ref>''Merriam Webster's Collegiate Dictionary'', 10th ed., "gazetteer."</ref>&nbsp;Gazetteers typically list the names of towns, settlements, villages, districts, rivers, and mountains within a specified region.&nbsp;They may also provide&nbsp;geographical description,&nbsp;historical data, and biographical information&nbsp;about early residents. Gazetteers&nbsp;can be&nbsp;helpful for finding&nbsp;places that may or may not show up on a map. They are&nbsp;also useful for determining jurisdictions where records might be kept. For more information about gazetteers in general, see [[United States Gazetteers]].
  
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== Publications  ==
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Several useful gazetteers of [[New Mexico|New Mexico]] have been published. One of the most helpful is:
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*Pearce, T. M. ''New Mexico Place Names: A Geographical Dictionary.'' Albuquerque, New Mexico: University of New Mexico Press, [1985]. {{FHL|158006|title-id|disp=FHL book 978.9 E2n}}.
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== Online Resources  ==
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*http://www.bartleby.com/69/
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Record Synopsis

A gazetteer is defined as "a geographical dictionary."[1] Gazetteers typically list the names of towns, settlements, villages, districts, rivers, and mountains within a specified region. They may also provide geographical description, historical data, and biographical information about early residents. Gazetteers can be helpful for finding places that may or may not show up on a map. They are also useful for determining jurisdictions where records might be kept. For more information about gazetteers in general, see United States Gazetteers.

Publications

Several useful gazetteers of New Mexico have been published. One of the most helpful is:

  • Pearce, T. M. New Mexico Place Names: A Geographical Dictionary. Albuquerque, New Mexico: University of New Mexico Press, [1985]. FHL book 978.9 E2n.

Online Resources

References

  1. Merriam Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 10th ed., "gazetteer."