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Record Description

This collection contains genealogically important records acquired from the Micronesia Area Research Center at the University of Guam.

Record Content

Confirmation records generally include the following information:

  • Names of Parents
  • Date confirmed
  • Confirmed by
  • Name of Child

Marriage records generally include the following information:

  • Name of groom
  • Maiden name of bride
  • Groom and bride's place of birth
  • Age
  • Names of Parents

Death records generally include the following information:

  • Name of deceased
  • Place of death
  • Age
  • Date of death
  • Name of Parents
  • Occupation

How to Use the Record

To use the vital records in the collection you need to know the following information:

  • Ancestor’s name
  • Name of parents
  • Age at the time of the vital record
  • Place where you think that your ancestor was born
  • Need a year for the marriage

For the land records, you need to know the following information:

  • Ancestor’s name
  • Place of residence at the time of grant

For the church records, you need to know the following information:

  • Ancestor’s name
  • Name of parents
  • Name of spouse (for death and marriage records)
  • Date of death

If you can’t find your ancestor through the collection:

  • Try searching for the ancestor’s nickname or other various spellings of the name.
  • Try the indexes if the collection has any
  • Search the censuses for the time of residence

To search the collection, select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page ⇒Select the “Record” ⇒Select the “County” ⇒Select the “Volume and Year” which takes you to the images

Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination.

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Citations for This Collection

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information (often called citing your sources). This will help people find the record again and evaluate the reliability of the source. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records. Citations are available for the collection as a whole and each record or image individually.

Collection citation:

"Palau, Vital, Church, and Land Records." Images. FamilySearch. : accessed 2014. Citing Micronesia Area Research Center, University of Guam, Mangilao.

Image citation:

The citation for an image is available on each image in this collection by clicking Show Citation at the bottom left of the image screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Palau, Vital, Church, and Land Records 1921-1966.


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