The History of Leith

April 5, 2011

Scotland Gazetteer

This database contains a four volume series called The Imperial Gazetteer of Scotland. It begins with an introductory overview of the geographical nature of the country, providing information on the islands, mountains, hills, lakes, rivers, coasts, etc. of Scotland. The remainder of the work is an alphabetical dictionary of Scotland’s topography, providing geographical, physical, statistical, and historical information. Gazetteers are very useful sources for genealogists because they help us locate and learn about the places our ancestor’s lived.

Some family researchers believe it is necessary to find an old map to locate an old town. An old map will not necessarily show all towns in existence when the map was printed because small towns might have been omitted. for more click here

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