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Title in the Language of the Record

Perú, Cusco, Registro Civil

Record Description

This Collection will include records from 1889 to 1997. The text of the records is in Spanish.

This collection includes copies of civil registration records of births, marriages, and deaths from several provinces in the department of Cusco in Perú. The collection also includes some baptisms housed at the Archivo Regional de Cusco. Additional images will be published as they become available.

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

Record Content

Important information found in birth records may include:

  • Date and place of registration
  • Name and gender of child
  • Date, time and location of birth
  • Legitimacy
  • Religious affiliation
  • Parents’ names, their age(s, origin and residence
  • Presenter's name, age, civil status, occupation, origin and residence
  • Witnesses' names, their age(s, civil status and residence
  • Sometimes, grandparents’ names

Important information found in marriage records may include:

  • Date and place of the registration
  • Names of the bride and groom
  • Date and place of marriage
  • Groom's age, civil status, nationality, race and occupation
  • Names of groom's parents, their origin and residence
  • Bride's age, civil status, nationality, race and occupation
  • Names of bride's parents, their origin and residence
  • Bride and groom's religious affiliation
  • Names of the witnesses, their age(s) and residence

Important information found in death records may include:

  • Time, date, and place of the registration
  • Name of the deceased
  • Cause of death
  • Name of attending doctor
  • Date, place, and time of death
  • Gender, civil status, and occupation of deceased
  • Nationality, origin, and residence of deceased
  • Parents' names of deceased if a minor
  • Presenter's name, age, and occupation
  • Presenter's origin, nationality and residence
  • Names of witnesses

 How to Use the Record

To search the collection
⇒ Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒ Select the appropriate “Province”
⇒ Select the appropriate “District or Municipality”
⇒ Select the appropriate "Record Type and Years" 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. Keep in mind:

  • There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
  • Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.

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.

For Help Reading These Records

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

Spanish Genealogical Word List

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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.

A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections.

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.

"Peru, Cusco, Civil Registration, 1889-1997." Images. FamilySearch. : accessed 2013. Citing Archivo Regional.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection

“Peru, Cusco, Civil Registration, 1889-1997,” images, FamilySearch ( accessed 27 June, 2012), Cusco > Cusco > Nacimientos 1962 feb-abr > image 154 of 252 images, Gladys Vizcarra Guillen, 1962; citing municipal clerks in Cusco, Cusco, Peru.


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