YUKON: Populated Places Table

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How Each Column Helps You With Your Research

1. POPULATED PLACE column: names the "populated place" or "location" of interest.

2. FORMER NAME, if applicable column: if the location was known by another name, it is listed here (a year of name change is given, if known).

3. TYPE column: gives type of location (i.e. village, town, city, etc.) - the size definition varies per province.

4. FHL CATALOG column: links to the "catagories of sources" available in the Family History Library for this populated place or location.

5.WIKIPEDIA column: links to background information regarding this location or its county if Wikipedia does not have an article for that specific place.

Useful Websites

  • Canadian Geographical Names Data Base (CGNDB) - gives brief information about a place, including historic names/places. For historic information, scroll to #3, and click Formerly Official, also try with All.
  • Google Maps - shows the whereabouts of places on a map.
  • Google Images - shows pictures/photos/old maps (sometimes) of a place.
  • WorldCat - shows sources (books, maps, etc.) at various libraries/repositories, etc. for a place.


  • Listed below are the populated places in this district, according to the Gazetteer of Canada. Northwest Territories and Yukon.[1] This gazetteer is used as the source of locations or populated places in the Family History Library Catalog for the Yukon Territory.
  • If you wish the current division, where your Populated Place now exists, check the Canadian Geographical Names Data Base listed above.

Populated Places Table

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FORMER NAME, if applicable TYPE



Carmacks     Village    Link   Link
Dawson        Link   Link
Faro      Town     Link   Link
Forty Mile       Link   Link
Grand Forks         Link   Link
Haines Junction    Village     Link   Link
Herschel Island         Link   Link
Mayo    Village    Link   Link
Old Crow        Link   Link
Teslin        Link   Link
Watson Lake      Town    Link   Link
Whitehorse  White Horse (1957)  city   Link


  1. Gazetteer of Canada. Northwest Territories and Yukon (Ottawa, Ontario : Canadian Board on Geographical Names, 1958) FHL book 971.9 E5c