Guam Land Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Guam, Land Records, 1898-1964 .
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Record Description
Record Type Land
Collection years 1898-1964
Languages English, Spanish
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
Department of Land Management, Tamuning, Guam

What is in the Collection?

This collection will include records from 1898 to 1964.

This collection includes miscellaneous land records from the Department of Land Management.

For a list of records by date or locality currently published in this collection, select the Browse link from the collection landing page.

To Browse this Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Guam, Land Records, 1898-1964.

Collection Contents

Land records may contain the following information:

  • Name of deceased
  • Name of purchaser
  • Locality of land
  • Date purchased
  • Names of witnesses

Sample Images


How Do I Search the Collection?

To search by image: you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select the approximate "Municipality"
⇒Select the approximate "Record Type, Date Range and Volume" which takes you to the images.

Search the collection by image 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.

When searching:
As you are searching it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor's given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence, age, and family relationships. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.

General Information About These Records

Land records will help locate a family. Some Guam land records list names of other family member names and marriage information.

How You Can Contribute

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.

Citing this Collection

Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.

Collection Citation:

"Guam, Land Records, 1898-1964." Images. FamilySearch. Website: accessed 2016. Departamento de Administración de Tierras, Tamuning (Department of Land Management, Tamuning).

Image Citation:

The image citation is available by clicking on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Guam, Land Records, 1898-1964.