Guam Judicial, Land, Obituaries, and Census Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Access the records: Guam, Judicial, Land, Obituaries, and Census Records, 1712-2000 .

Title in the Language of the Record

Guam, Judicial, tierra, obituarios y censo

Record Description

This collection includes the following records:

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

For a list of records by document type and dates currently published in this collection, select the Browse.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on It may include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.

Micronesia Area Research Center. Guam Judicial, Land, Census, Obituary records. University of Guam Research Center, Mangilao, Guam.

Record Content

These census records may contain the following information:

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

These land records may contain the following information:

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

These obituary records may contain the following information:

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

How to Use the Record

To begin your search in the obituary records, you need to know the following information:

  • Name of deceased
  • Approximate year of death

To search in the land records, it would bee helpful if you knew the following information:

  • Name of ancestor
  • Residence

To search in the judicial records, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:

  • Name of your ancestor’s children
  • Name of your ancestor
  • Place of residence

To search in the census records, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:

  • Name of ancestor
  • Approximate place of birth

Search This Collection

To search the collection image by image select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page:
⇒Select the appropriate “Record”
⇒Select the appropriate “County”
⇒Select the appropriate “Volume and Year” which will take you to the images

Look at each image one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination.

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Contributions to This Article

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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

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Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection

“Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981,” digital images, FamilySearch ( accessed 28 February, 2012), La Plata > San Ponciano > Matrimonios 1884-1886 > image 71 of 389 images, Artemio Avendano and Clemtina Peralta, 1884; citing Parroquia de San Ponciano en la Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Matrimonios. San Ponciano, La Plata.