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Title in the Language of the Record
Registro Civil de Callao, Peru
This collection will include records from 1874-1993.
This collection consists of digital images of original civil registration records of births, marriages, and deaths from the Provincia Constitucional, or Callao, in Peru.
The registration of births, marriages, and deaths in Peru documents the civil status of the residents.
Earlier records are all handwritten in a narrative format. The later records are also handwritten but on a printed format. The text of the records is in Spanish. Some of their text may also vary slightly.
Before the government instituted civil registration in Peru, the Catholic Church was the only institution tracking the births, marriages, and deaths of the population. In 1852, during the Republican Era, the government instituted civil registration. This was first done by political authorities, such as prefecture, subprefecture, and state. In 1856, this responsibility was given to municipalities. Currently, civil registration is in the hands of RENIEC, which delegates the registration process to municipal registrars.
For a list of records by localities and dates currently published in this collection, select the Browse link from the collection landing page.
Information found in birth records may include the following:
- Date and place of registration
- Child's name and gender
- Child's date and place of birth
- Father's name, age, occupation and origin
- Mother's maiden name, age, occupation and origin
Information found in marriage records may include the following:
- Date and place of the registration
- Groom's name and age
- Groom's occupation, origin and residence
- Names of groom's parents, their origin and residence
- Bride's name and age
- Bride's origin and residence
- Names of bride's parents, their origin and residence
- Names of witnesses, their age(s), civil status and residence
Information found in death records may include the following:
- Time, date, and place of registration
- Name, age and gender of deceased
- Race, civil status, and occupation of deceased
- Nationality and origin of deceased
- Parents' names
- Declarant's name, age, civil status, occupation, origin and residence
- Names of witnesses, their age(s), origin and residence
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Search the Collection
To search the collection image by image
⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select the appropriate "Province"
⇒Select the appropriate "Municipality"
⇒Select the appropriate "Record Type and Years" which takes you to the images.
For Help Reading These Records
These records are in Spanish. For help reading the records, see the following wiki articles:
Maps and Gazetteers
- Brief Encyclopedia Britannica article on Callao's history
- Blog post on Callao's history
- Travel website with some history of Callao
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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, Callao, Civil Registration, 1874-1993.” Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Registro Civil, Provincio Constitucional.
- This page was last modified on 27 March 2014, at 15:28.
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