Guam Judicial, Land, Obituaries, and Census Records - FamilySearch Historical Records

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Guam Judicial, Land, Obituaries, and Census Records, 1712-2000
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Record Description
Record Type Judicial, Land, Obituaries, and Census
Collection years 1712-2000
Languages Spanish
Title in the Language: Guam, Judicial, tierra, obituarios y censo, 1712-2000
FamilySearch Resources
University of Guam, UOG Station Mangilao, Guam

What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection consists of images of census records, judicial records, land records, and obituaries. The original records are located at the Micronesia Area Research Center, University of Guam. Only the obituaries (1970-2000) are currently included in the index for this collection.

This collection includes an index to and images of the following records:

  • Court records from 1901-1935
  • Land records 1896-1902
  • Obituaries 1970-1999
  • 1897 Guam Census

Image Visibility[edit | edit source]

Whenever possible FamilySearch makes images and indexes available for all users. However, rights to view these data are limited by contract and subject to change. Because of this there may be limitations on where and how images and indexes are available or who can see them. Please be aware some collections consist only of partial information indexed from the records and do not contain any images. For additional information about image restrictions see Restrictions for Viewing Images in FamilySearch Historical Record Collections.

Reading These Records[edit | edit source]

These records are written in Spanish. For help reading them see:

If you speak Spanish, the following free online lesson may be helpful to learn how to use the information in these records:

To Browse This Collection[edit | edit source]

You can browse through images in this collection using the waypoints on the Collection Browse Page for Guam Judicial, Land, Obituaries, and Census Records, 1712-2000.

What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in these records:


  • Name of head of household
  • Gender
  • Occupation
  • Residence
  • Race

Land records

  • Name of resident
  • Date and place of purchase
  • Location of land


  • Name of deceased
  • Date and place of death
  • Name of father or husband
  • Name of mother or wife
  • Place of burial
  • Names of children

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Sample Images[edit | edit source]

How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

You can either search the index or view record images. Before using either method, it is best to know the following:

  • Name of the person
  • Date of the record

As you search, look for a record which matches this information.

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

Search by name on the Collection Details Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

View the Images[edit | edit source]

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page

  1. Select Record Type
  2. Select Year or Year Range (Box and Folder Numbers) to view the images

How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.

What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Add any new information to your records
  • Do not forget to cite the record. See below for help citing this collection
  • If possible, use what you know to find an image of the original record. The index contains only basic identifying information for a person; the original record therefore may contain more information not found in the index
  • Continue to search the index for family members

I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • Check for variants of given names and surnames. It was not uncommon for an individual to be listed under a nickname, middle name, or abbreviation of their given name
  • Search the records of nearby locations. In the period of this collection, few individuals ever lived more than 20 miles from their place pf birth, though smaller moves were common

Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.

Collection Citation:
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
Record Citation:
When looking at a record, the citation can be viewed by clicking the drop-down arrow next to Document Information.
Image Citation:
When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen.