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Title in the Language of the Record

Perú, Cajamarca, Registro Civil

Record Description

This Collection will include records from 1938 to 1996.

Copies of original civil registration records of births, marriages, and deaths from the department of Cajamarca in Peru. The original records are housed in the Archivo Regional de Lambayeque.

For a list of records by localities and dates currently published in this collection, select the Browse.

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.

Municipal clerks in Cajamarca. Peru, Cajamarca, Civil Registration. Archivo Regional de Lambayeque, Peru.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content

The key genealogical facts found in most birth records are:
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  • Place of registration
  • Name of child
  • Date, time and place of birth
  • Legitimacy
  • Presenter's name, age, civil status, occupation and residence
  • Number of previous children of this mother
  • Parents’ names, age, civil status, occupation and origin
  • Witnesses' names, age, civil status and residence
The key genealogical facts found in most marriage records are:
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  • Place and date of registration
  • Name of groom
  • Groom’s place of origin
  • Groom’s age
  • Groom’s marital status
  • Groom’s occupation
  • Name of bride
  • Bride’s place of origin
  • Bride’s age
  • Bride’s marital status
  • Place of their residence
  • Parish name and date of their religious wedding
  • Groom’s parents' names, their place of origin, and occupation of father
  • Bride’s parents' names, their place of origin, and occupation of father
The key genealogical facts found in most death records are:
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  • Date and place of death
  • Name and gender of deceased
  • Race, age and civil status of deceased
  • Presenter's name, age, civil status, occupation, residence and origin
  • Place of origin of deceased
  • Cause of death
  • Parents’ names and their place of origin
  • Burial information

How to Use the Record

To search the collection select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒ Select the “Record”
⇒ Select the “Provincia”
⇒Select the “Distrito o municipalidad”
⇒ Select the "Tipo de registro y años" which takes you to the images.

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.

When you have located your ancestor’s birth, marriage, or death record, carefully evaluate each piece of information about them. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. For example:

  • Use the date along with the place to find the family in church or other records.
  • The parent’s birth places can tell you former residences and can help to establish a migration pattern for the family.

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Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection

"Peru, Cajamarca, Civil Registration, 1938-1996," images, FamilySearch ( accessed 27 June 2012), Cutervo > Cutervo > Nacimientos 1965-1966 > image 242 of 508; Emiliano Calderon Tello, born 3 January 1966; citing municipal clerks in Cajamarca. Peru, Cajamarca, Civil Registration.


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