Guam Compiled Genealogies

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Compiled Genealogies[edit | edit source]

The term compiled genealogy is used in this Wiki article to describe a variety of records containing family information previously gathered by other researchers, societies, or archives. These records can include pedigree charts, compiled data on families, correspondence, ancestor lists, research exchange files, record abstracts, and collections of original or copied documents. These can be excellent sources of information that can save you valuable time. Because they are secondary sources of information, however, they must be carefully evaluated for accuracy.

Paul Souder, Familian Chamorro. A Genealogy of resident Families of Guam During the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries. 1981. [edit | edit source]

  • Large, if not always accurate, compilation of Chamorro genealogies
  • Good starting point but use with caution
  • Copy in three large binders in Barrigada Family History Center:
Guam Micronesia Family History Center
620 W Route 8
BARRIGADA 96913-1733
Phone: 1 671-734-3565

Tony Ramirez, La Sangri Yama[edit | edit source]

  • A series of articles published in the Guam Tribune beginning in 1982 tracing 24 Chamorro surnames, based on oral history (see list that follows)
  • Copies of the newspaper available at Micronesia Area Research Center
Richard F. Taitano Micronesian Area Research Center
University of Guam
Unibetsedȧt Guåhan
UOG Station
Mangilao, Guam 96913

Jane Underwood Guam Population Cards[edit | edit source]

Family Trees[edit | edit source]

Digital Books[edit | edit source]

FamilySearch Catalog[edit | edit source]

Many family histories can be found on the FamilySearch Catalog by performing a surname search:

  • Go to the FamilySearch Catalog
  • Click on the Surname link
  • Type in the search field the last name of the family that you are researching

OR to filter by location and surname:

  • Go to the FamilySearch Catalog
  • Click on the Keyword link
  • Type in the search field the country of residence and last name of the family that you are researching

Oral Genealogies[edit | edit source]

Oral genealogies are spoken lineages that are common in certain parts of the world. Oral Genealogies can be especially useful in localities where few if any written records exist and in some cultures are the main genealogical tool for researchers.