Gualán, Zacapa, Guatemala Genealogy

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Zacapa Department
Municipality of Gualán

Guide to Municipality of Gualán ancestry, family history and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, church records, parish registers, and civil registration.


  • After the Independence of Central America, Gualán was assigned to the Zacapa circuit.
  • In 1897 the section of the Northern Railroad was inaugurated from San Agustín Acasaguastlán to Puerto Barrios, passing through Gualán; At that time, the northern region of Guatemala had not been explored and the construction of the railroad started the industrial and commercial exploitation of the region.
  • The municipality of Gualán has a population of approximately 45,000 people[1]

Civil Registration

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Parish Records

Census Records


  • Cementerio Municipal de Gualán
  • Cementerio de Mayuelas


  • Los Achiotes
  • Arenal
  • Barbasco
  • Biafra
  • Cacao
  • El Chile
  • El Filo
  • Guaranja
  • Guazintepeque
  • Iguana
  • Juan Ponce
  • Los Jutes
  • Las Lajas
  • Lajillal
  • Llano Redondo
  • El Lobo
  • Mal Paso
  • Mayuelas
  • Mestizo
  • Rancho De Iguana
  • Santa Teresa
  • Santiago
  • Vainilla


  1. Wikipedia Collaborators, "Gualán," In Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia, Visited 2 October 2017.