Gazetteers from Massachusetts, West Virginia, Texas, Maryland, Delaware, England and Wales were launched recently at WorldVitalRecords.com. All of these records will be free to access at WorldVitalRecords.com until July 27, 2007. This launch set also contains the Atlas and Cyclopedia of Ireland.
Click on the links below to access each of the databases:
A Gazetteer of the State of Massachusetts, 1874
This database contains a comprehensive guide to the towns and villages of the state of Massachusetts. It was written by Rev. Elias Nason, from Boston, Mass. The original book was printed in 1874 and contains 576 pages.
A Gazetteer of West Virginia, 1904
This database contains a detailed gazetteer of Virginia including towns, villages, post villages, post villages, creeks, lakes, rivers, mountains, and every other geographical feature. The original book was written by Henry Gannett. It was originally printed by USGPO in 1904 (2000 reprint) and contains 159 pages.
A Gazetteer of Texas, 1902
This database contains a detailed gazetteer of Texas including towns, villages, post villages, post villages, creeks, lakes, rivers, mountains, and every other geographical feature. The book was printed by Henry Gannett. It was originally printed by USGPO, in 1902 and contains 162 pages.
Gazetteers of Maryland and Delaware
This database contains a detailed gazetteer of Maryland including towns, villages, post villages, post villages, creeks, lakes, rivers, mountains, and every other geographical feature. The book was written Henry Gannett. It was originally printed by USGPO in 1904 and contains 84 pages.
A Gazetteer of the State of Massachusetts
This database contains descriptions of all counties, towns, and districts in the Commonwealth; also, of its principal mountains, rivers, capes, bays, harbors, islands, and fashionable resorts. The database also contains statistical accounts of its agriculture, commerce and manufactures; with a great variety of other useful information. The gazetteer was written by John Hayward from Boston, Mass. It was originally printed in 1846 and contains 447 pages.
The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England and Wales, 1880
This database contains ninety-five full-color county maps and illustrations accompany this highly detailed gazetteer which provides a comprehensive listing of every conceivable geographically named location in England and Wales. In addition to location, most listings include historical and economic facts. The gazetteer was edited by J.H.F. Brabner, F.R.G.S. and was printed in 1880 (2000 Reprint), in London, England. It contains 2244 pages.
Atlas and Cyclopedia of Ireland
Part I: A Comprehensive Delineation of the Thirty-Two Counties, contains a beautifully colored map of each, arranged alphabetically, showing over 1,000 cities, towns, village and places of public interest. Embracing over two hundred illustrations of the natural scenery, public buildings, abbeys, round towers and other romantic and historic places, reproduced by eminent artists from photographs especially taken for this work. The atlas and cyclopedia were written by P.W. Joyce.
PartII: The General History, as told by A.M. Sullivan, and dontinued by P.D. Nunan. A complete and authentichistory of Ireland, from the earliest ages. The database contains graphic descriptions of the Battle of Clontarf, Strongbow’s Invasion, Death of Roderick O’Connor (Last King of Ireland), Cromwell’s Invasion, Siege of Derry and the Battle of the Boyne; Siege of Limerick, Penal Laws, the Volunteers, The United Irishment, Catholic Emancipation and Repeal, The Young Irelanders, Fenian Insurrection, Home Rule and Land League Agitations bringing it down almost to the United Irish League. Embellished with portraits of the leading statesmen, the database contains lists of orators, poets and martyrs of the Emerald Isle, taken from the original paintings of Haverty, Reynolds, Lesage, and others.