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The following guides will help you in identifying research strategies for towns throughout New England and New York. It includes information on name changes for towns, settlement and incorporation dates, parent towns or counties and much more. Villages, smaller sections of towns, are not included in these guides. You will also find a helpful list of gazetteers owned by NEHGS as one of our online guides.
Additional reference materials not available on our website: John Hayward's Gazetteer of the United States of America, An Hibernian Atlas; or General Description of the Kingdom of Ireland - 1798. You can also request vital records from the National Center for Health Statistics, or search the U.S. Census Bureau Gazetteer.
View our Connecticut town guide.
View our Maine town guide.
View our Massachusetts town guide.
View our New Hampshire town guide.
View our New York town guides.
View our Rhode Island town guide.
View our Vermont town guide.