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Resources and other helpful documents

Fact Sheets and other Background Documents:

Introduction to the BGN (fact sheet/tri-fold)

Information Resources (fact sheet/tri-fold)

Official Geographic Names for Federal Publications (fact sheet/tri-fold)

Getting the Facts Straight


Public Law 80-242


Domestic Names:

BGN (DNC) History: 1890-1990

BGN (DNC) History: 1991-2015

Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow: Proceedings of a Centennial Symposium

Principles, Policies, and Procedures

Administrative Names Policy


Antarctic Names:

Antarctic Policy


BGN Annual Reports to the Secretary of the Interior (through fiscal year 2020):