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Perú, Cusco, Registro Civil

Record Description

This Collection will include records of civil registration records of births, marriages, and deaths from several provinces in the department of Cusco in Perú from 1889 to 1997.

The collection also includes some baptisms housed at the Archivo Regional (Regional Archives) de Cusco.

The records are in Spanish; see the section "For Help Reading these Records" for access to translation helps.

Additional images will be published as they become available.

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Peru, Cusco, Civil Registration, 1889-1997.

Record Content

The information in each record varies by year.

Birth records may include the following information:

  • Date and place of registration
  • Name and gender of child
  • Date, time, and place of birth
  • Legitimacy
  • Religious affiliation
  • Parents’ names, ages, origin, and residence
  • Presenter's name, age, civil status, occupation, origin, and residence
  • Witnesses' name, age, civil status, and residence
  • Sometimes, grandparents’ names

Marriage records may include the following:

  • Date and place of registration
  • Names of the bride and groom
  • Date and place of marriage
  • Groom's age, civil status, nationality, race and occupation
  • Names of groom's parents, origin, and residence
  • Bride's age, civil status, nationality, race, and occupation
  • Names of bride's parents, origin, and residence
  • Bride and groom's religious affiliation
  • Names, residence, and ages of witnesses

Death records may include:

  • Time, date, and place of registration
  • Name, gender, and age of the deceased (keep in mind that death records for women may be under their married name)
  • Cause of death
  • Date, place, and time of death
  • Civil status, and occupation of deceased
  • Nationality, origin, and residence of deceased
  • Parents' names of deceased if a minor
  • Presenter's name, age , and occupation
  • Presenter's origin, nationality, and residence
  • Names of witnesses

How to Use the Record

Some record sets have indexes; these indexes were created at the end of the year. Copy errors could have been made in the index, so you want to find the actual record to verify the information is correct. Using the index is a helpful way to find the actual record.

For death records, the information in records is usually reliable, but depends upon the knowledge of the informant.

Regarding marriage and death records, name changes, shortened names, or nicknames may have been used by your ancestors, so pay attention to other relationships (parents, spouse, siblings, children, etc.) that can confirm whether you have the right person/record.

Search the Collection

To search by image:
To browse the collection, you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒ Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒ Select the appropriate “Province”
⇒ Select the appropriate “District or Municipality”
⇒ Select the appropriate "Record Type and Years" which takes you to the images.

Look at the image and compare 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.

For Help Reading These Records

These records are in Spanish. For help reading the records see the following guides:

Using the Information

To learn more about using the information in civil records, view these lessons for free:

Tips to Keep in Mind

When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.

Continue to search the marriage records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives of the bride and groom who may have married in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.

Continue to search the indexes and records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have lived in the same area or a nearby area.

Unable to Find your Ancestor?

A boundary change could have occurred and the record of your ancestor is now in a neighboring province. These regions neighbor Cusco:

  • Ayacucho, Junín, and Apurímac on the west,
  • Ucayali in the north,
  • Madre de Dios and Puno in the east, and
  • Arequipa in the south.

Church records are also a good substitute when birth, marriage, and death records can’t be found or are unavailable.

Or your ancestor immigrated to another country. Search the records of nearby areas or immigration/emigration records:

Peru Emigration and Immigration

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Incas Peru Cusco

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Keep track of records where you did not find information about your ancestor so you and others will not waste time looking through these records in the future.


Citation for This Collection

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 Peru, Cusco, Civil Registration, 1889-1997.

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.

"Peru, Cusco, Civil Registration, 1889-1997." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Regional Archives, Cusco, Peru.

 

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