Guam Land Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Access the records: Guam, Land Records, 1898-1964 .
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Record Description

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.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.

Department of Land Management and Naval Government of Guam, Land Office. Guam, Land Records. Department of Land Management, Hagåtña, Guam

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

 

These records contain the following information:

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

How to Use the Record

To begin your search, it would be helpful if you knew the following information:

  • Ancestors name
  • Place of Residence

Searching the Images

To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒Select the "Municipality" category
⇒Select the "Record Type, Date Range and Volume" category 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.

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.


Related Websites

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Contributions to This Article

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 FamilySearch Historical Collections

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. 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.

A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.


Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection

"Guam, Land Records, 1898-1964" images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org: accessed 13 January 2012), Jesus Sanchez, estate sold 2 November 1935; citing Land Records, Umatac, Registry of Lands, deeds and titles, 1934-1947, vol. 1, images 5-9; Department of Land Management, Hagatna, Guam.

A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.