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== Title in the Language of the Record  ==
 
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== Record Description  ==
 
== Record Description  ==
  
This Collection will include records from 1939 to 1995. These records are copies of original civil registration records of births, marriages, and deaths from the department of Amazonas in Peru. Additional images will be published as they become available. The text of the records is in Spanish.  
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This collection includes records of births, marriages, and deaths from the department of Amazonas in Peru for the years 1939-1998.  
  
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. Civil registration in Peru started on June 21, 1852.  
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The records are in Spanish; see the section "For Help Reading these Records" for translation helps.  
  
For a list of records by localities and dates currently published in this collection, select the [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1999173/waypoints Browse] link from the collection landing page.
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Additional images will be published as they become available.  
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== Record Content  ==
 
== Record Content  ==
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The information in each record varies by year.
  
 
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Image:Peru Amazonas Civil Registration marriage.jpg|Marriage Record
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Image:Peru Amazonas Civil Registration (PPQ11-0369)Death With Call Outs .jpg|Death Record
 
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'''Birth records may include the following information:'''
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'''Birth records''' generally include the following information:  
  
 
*Name and gender of child  
 
*Name and gender of child  
 
*Date, place and time of birth  
 
*Date, place and time of birth  
*Declarant's name, age, civil status and occupation  
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*Informant's name, age, civil status, and occupation  
*Declarant's origin, nationality and residence  
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*Informant's origin, nationality, and residence  
*Father's name, age, civil status and occupation  
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*Father's name, age, civil status, and occupation  
*Father's origin, nationality and residence  
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*Father's origin, nationality, and residence  
*Mother's name, age, civil status and occupation  
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*Mother's name, age, civil status, and occupation  
*Mother's origin, nationality and residence  
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*Mother's origin, nationality, and residence  
 
*Names of witnesses  
 
*Names of witnesses  
*Witnesses' age, occupation and residence
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*Witnesses' age, occupation, and residence
  
<br>'''Marriage records may include the following information:'''
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'''Marriage records''' may include the following information:  
  
*Full names of the groom and bride  
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*Names and ages of the groom and bride  
 
*Date and place of the marriage  
 
*Date and place of the marriage  
*Groom's age, origin, civil status, occupation and residence  
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*Groom's origin, occupation, and residence  
*Names of groom's parents, their nativity and current residence  
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*Groom's marital status
*Bride's age, origin, civil status, occupation and residence  
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*Names of groom's parents, their nativity, and current residence  
*Names of bride's parents, their nativity and current residence  
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*Bride's origin, civil status, occupation, and residence  
*Names of witnesses, their age, civil status, occupation and residence
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*Names of bride's parents, their nativity, and current residence  
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*Names of witnesses, their age, civil status, occupation, and residence
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'''Death records''' may include:
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*Informant's name, age, marital status, occupation, birthplace, nationality, and residence
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*Deceased’s gender, name and age (keep in mind that death records for women may be filed under their married name)
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*Date, time, and place of death
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*Place of birth
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*Occupation, nationality, and residence
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*Marital status/name of spouse
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*Names and ages of parents
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*Occupations and residences of parents
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*Date and place of burial
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*Names, ages, occupations, and residences of witnesses
  
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
  
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:<br>⇒ Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page<br>⇒ Select the appropriate&nbsp;"Province" category<br>⇒ Select the appropriate "District or Municipality " category<br>⇒ Select the appropriate "Record Type and Years" category which takes you to the images.  
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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.  
  
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. Keep in mind:
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'''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 an estimated event date, residence, age, and family relationships.  
  
*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
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=== Search the Collection  ===
*You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
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*Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.
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<br> For genealogical research, the birth, marriage, and death records contain important information for at least two and sometimes three generations of ancestors in one document.  
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'''To search by image:''' <br> To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:<br>⇒ Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page<br>⇒ Select the appropriate "Province" category<br>⇒ Select the appropriate "District or Municipality" category<br>⇒ Select the appropriate "Record Type and Years" category which takes you to the images.  
  
Catholic Church records would be the next record to search.  
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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.  
  
==== For Help Reading These Records  ====
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=== For Help Reading These Records  ===
  
 
These records are in Spanish. For help reading the records, see the following wiki articles:  
 
These records are in Spanish. For help reading the records, see the following wiki articles:  
  
[[Spanish Genealogical Word List]]  
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*[[Spanish Genealogical Word List]]
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*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/results.html?fq=place%3A%22Spain%22 Reading Spanish handwritten records]
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*[https://script.byu.edu/Pages/Spanish/en/welcome.aspx Script tutorial for Spanish]
  
== Related Websites ==
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=== Using the Information ===
  
[http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/LatinAmerica/Peru.pdf Peru Research Outline]
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To learn more about using the information in civil records, view these lessons for free:  
  
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/encontre-este-registro-y-ahora-que/894 Encontré este registro ¿y ahora qué?] - Spanish
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*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/documentos-esenciales-para-buscar-a-sus-antepasados/587 Documentos esenciales para buscar a sus antepasados] - Spanish
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*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/tesoros-ocultos-en-los-registros-originales/914 Tesoros ocultos en los registros originales] - Spanish
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*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/y-ahora-que-como-hacer-la-investigacion-genealogica/893 ¿Y ahora qué? Cómo hacer la investigación genealógica] - Spanish
  
*[[Peru]]
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=== Tips to Keep in Mind  ===
*[[Peru Civil Registration]]
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*[[Peru History]]
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== Contributions to This Article  ==
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For death records, the information in records is usually reliable, but depends upon the knowledge of the informant.
  
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For 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.
  
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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Witnesses were sometimes relatives of the deceased or the deceased's parents.
  
Citations for individual image records are available for this collection. Browse through images in this collection and click on the "Show Citation" box: [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/records/collection/1999173/waypoints Peru, Amazonas, Civil Registration, 1939-1995]  
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When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.  
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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.
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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.
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=== Unable to Find your Ancestor?  ===
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If you are unable to find your ancestor(s) in these civil registers, then try searching in the areas surrounding Áncash. These regions neighbor Áncash:  
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*The Pacific Ocean on the West,
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*La Libertad in the North,
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*Huánuco and Pasco in the East, and
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*the Lima Regions in the South with
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Church records are also a good substitute when birth, marriage, and death records can’t be found or are unavailable. Before the government instituted civil registration in Peru, the Catholic Church was the only institution tracking the births, marriages, and deaths of the population.
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*[[Peru Church Records]]
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*[[Peru Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Peru Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Peru Deaths (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Peru Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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Or your ancestor immigrated to another country. Search the records of nearby areas or immigration/emigration records.
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[[Peru Emigration and Immigration]]
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== Related Websites  ==
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*[http://www.southamericagenweb.org/index.php/peru/ Peru Surname Search]
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*[http://www.southamericagenweb.org/index.php/peru Peru - The WorldGenWeb Project]
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*[http://hispanicgenealogy.blogspot.com/ Hispanic Genealogy] Blog is written in English.
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*[http://www.genealogiahispana.com/?language=en Blog de Genealogía Hispaña] Blog is written in Spanish.
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*[https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/6/66/Peru_Research_Outline.pdf Peru Research Outline]
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== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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*[[Peru Civil Registration]]
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*[[Peru Genealogy]]
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*[[Peru Genealogy|Peru]]
  
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== How You Can Contribute  ==
  
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=== Citations for This Collection ===
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==Citations for This Collection==
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Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.  
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'''Collection citation''':<br> {{Collection citation | text= "Peru, Amazonas, Civil Registration, 1939-1998." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2015. Citing Archivo Regional [Regional Archives, Amazonas].}}<br><br>
  
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.
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Contents

Title in the Language of the Record

Registro Civil de Amazonas, Peru

Record Description

This collection includes records of births, marriages, and deaths from the department of Amazonas in Peru for the years 1939-1998.

The records are in Spanish; see the section "For Help Reading these Records" for 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, Amazonas, Civil Registration, 1939-1998.

Record Content

The information in each record varies by year.

Birth records generally include the following information:

  • Name and gender of child
  • Date, place and time of birth
  • Informant's name, age, civil status, and occupation
  • Informant's origin, nationality, and residence
  • Father's name, age, civil status, and occupation
  • Father's origin, nationality, and residence
  • Mother's name, age, civil status, and occupation
  • Mother's origin, nationality, and residence
  • Names of witnesses
  • Witnesses' age, occupation, and residence

Marriage records may include the following information:

  • Names and ages of the groom and bride
  • Date and place of the marriage
  • Groom's origin, occupation, and residence
  • Groom's marital status
  • Names of groom's parents, their nativity, and current residence
  • Bride's origin, civil status, occupation, and residence
  • Names of bride's parents, their nativity, and current residence
  • Names of witnesses, their age, civil status, occupation, and residence

Death records may include:

  • Informant's name, age, marital status, occupation, birthplace, nationality, and residence
  • Deceased’s gender, name and age (keep in mind that death records for women may be filed under their married name)
  • Date, time, and place of death
  • Place of birth
  • Occupation, nationality, and residence
  • Marital status/name of spouse
  • Names and ages of parents
  • Occupations and residences of parents
  • Date and place of burial
  • Names, ages, occupations, and residences 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.

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 an estimated event date, residence, age, and family relationships.

Search the Collection

To search by image:
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒ Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒ Select the appropriate "Province" category
⇒ Select the appropriate "District or Municipality" category
⇒ Select the appropriate "Record Type and Years" category 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.

For Help Reading These Records

These records are in Spanish. For help reading the records, see the following wiki articles:

Using the Information

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

Tips to Keep in Mind

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

For 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.

Witnesses were sometimes relatives of the deceased or the deceased's parents.

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?

If you are unable to find your ancestor(s) in these civil registers, then try searching in the areas surrounding Áncash. These regions neighbor Áncash:

  • The Pacific Ocean on the West,
  • La Libertad in the North,
  • Huánuco and Pasco in the East, and
  • the Lima Regions in the South with

Church records are also a good substitute when birth, marriage, and death records can’t be found or are unavailable. Before the government instituted civil registration in Peru, the Catholic Church was the only institution tracking the births, marriages, and deaths of the population.

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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Citations for This Collection

Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.  

Collection citation:

"Peru, Amazonas, Civil Registration, 1939-1998." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2015. Citing Archivo Regional [Regional Archives, Amazonas].

Image Citation:

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, Amazonas, Civil Registration, 1939-1998.

 

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