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Title in the Language of the Record
Registro Civil de Amazonas, Peru
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.
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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- "Peru, Amazonas, Civil Registration, 1939-1995." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013.
Birth records may include the following information:
- Name and gender of child
- Date, place and time of birth
- Declarant's name, age, civil status and occupation
- Declarant'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:
- Full names of the groom and bride
- Date and place of the marriage
- Groom's age, origin, civil status, occupation and residence
- Names of groom's parents, their nativity and current residence
- Bride's age, 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
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- Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.
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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Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection
“Peru, Amazonas, Civil Registration, 1939-1995,” images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-24116-20853-17?cc=1999173&wc=MMYD-SNL:380100950: accessed 4 September 2012), Luya > Conila > Nacimientos 1980 ene-dic > image 76 of 80 images, Joel Cruz Chuquizuta, 1980; citing Registro del Estado Civil, Conila, Luya, Peru.