Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Indian Place Name data base

Vin of Menotomy Maps writes:
I’m working on something that might be of value to your readers and they might be able to help expand on it. 
It’s something I use because I’m always forgetting what today’s names are for the Indian names I come across in older texts.
I put the names in a database. My idea is to share this database and have others add to it.

2 comments :

Unknown said...

This might help:

http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~rigenweb/IndianPlaceNames.html

Menotomy Maps said...

Great resource! And the references lead to this source document: “INDIAN NAMES OF PLACES IN RHODE-ISLAND: COLLECTED BY USHER PARSONS, M. D., FOR THE HISTORICAL SOCIETYof PROVIDENCE: KNOWLES, ANTHONY & CO., PRINTERS. 1861.

http://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=moa;cc=moa;sid=f23b083a37776c62c74395a43b76c87b;rgn=main;view=text;idno=ACK0689.0001.001