Palau, Vital, Church, and Land Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Title in the Language of the Record

Record Description

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

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. Palau, Church records, 1921-1940. University of Guam, Mangilao, Guam.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

Key genealogical facts found in the confirmations generally include:

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

Key genealogical facts found in the marriages generally include:

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

Key genealogical facts found in the deaths generally include:

  • 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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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

“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.