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Title in the Language of the Record

Registro Civil de Amazonas, Peru

Record Description

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.

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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Civil Registration offices in Amazonas. Amazonas civil registration. Amazonas Department Civil Registration Office.

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Record Content

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Important genealogical information found in birth records include:

  • Date and place of the registration
  • Name and sex of the newborn
  • Legitimacy
  • Parents’ names (sometimes their ages) and residence (or birthplace)
  • Grandparents’ names

Important genealogical information found in marriage records include:

  • Date and place of the registration
  • Bride’s full name (including maiden name)
  • Groom’s full name
  • Bride and groom ages (or birth dates)
  • Bride and groom place of residence and/or birth place
  • Their civil status (single, divorced, or widowed)
  • Their parents’ names and birthplaces and/or current residence
  • Names of the witnesses (these are usually relatives or close friends of the couple)

Important genealogical information found in birth records include:

  • Time, date, and place of the registration
  • Name of the principal (deceased)
  • Place, date, time, and cause of death
  • Principal's occupation
  • Principal’s age (or birthplace and date)
  • Parents’ names
  • Name of witnesses and their residence
  • Name of person registering the death and his/her relationship to the deceased

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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.

Catholic Church records would be the next record to search.

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“Delaware Marriage Records,” database and digital images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/: accessed 4 March 2011), William Anderson and Elizabeth Baynard Henry, 1890; citing Delaware, State Marriage Records, no. 859, Delaware Bureau of Archives and Records Management, Dover.

Example for a Browsed Collection:

“Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981,” digital images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/: 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.


 

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