- source: Family History Library Catalog
- source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
The Gazetteer for Scotland provides the following description of Lochaber:
- "Representing a formal district within Highland Region between 1974 and 1995, Lochaber is an ancient territory that traditionally extends eastwards from Loch Linnhe to Loch Laggan. It includes Ben Nevis as well as Glen Spean, Glen Roy, Glen Gloy and parts of Rannoch Moor and its principal settlement is Fort William. The modern administrative district was much larger, extending to Ardnamurchan in the west, Morar in the north and Nether Lorn in the south."
Lochaber was also a district within Inverness-shire between 1930 and 1975.
Villages and parishes included in the Lochaber area were Arisaig, Glenelg, Glengarry, Kilmallie, Kilmonivaig, Mallaig, Moidart, Nether Lochaber and Small Isles