Peru, La Libertad, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[Peru, La Libertad, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues|Wiki article]]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org]. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.  
 
{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[Peru, La Libertad, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues|Wiki article]]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org]. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.  

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FamilySearch Record Search This article describes a collection of historical records available at FamilySearch.org.

Contents

Title in the Language of the Records

Registro Civil de La Libertad, Peru

Record Description

This collection will include records from 1903-1998.

Civil registration in Peru identifies residents and issues certificates regarding their identity. The registration of births, marriages, and deaths documents the civil status of the residents The information in civil records may be the most accurate available for finding an ancestor who lived in Peru. Parish records would be next best since they were created much earlier than the civil records.

The earlier records are handwritten in a narrative format. The later records are also handwritten but on a printed form. Some of the text may also vary slightly. 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.

In 1876, Peru’s census counted a population of 2.6 million residents, with just over 100,000 of those living in Lima. By 1900, Peru’s population numbered 3.8 million, with 223,807 in Lima. The Family History Library’s collection includes civil registers from the following municipalities:

  • Lima o Cercado de lima 
  • Ancón 
  • Barranco 
  • Chorrillos 
  • Lurigancho 
  • Magdalena del Mar 
  • Magdalena Vieja 
  • Miraflores 
  • San Miguel (previously known as San Miguel del Mar) 
  • Santiago de Surco (previously known as San José de Surco)

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 FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.

Regional Archive of La Libertad. Peru, La Libertad, Civil Registration. Regional Archive of La Libertad.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content


Important genealogical information found in birth records include:

  • Date and place of registration
  • Child's name and gender
  • Child's date and place of birth
  • Legitimacy of child
  • Parents’ names, their ages and residence
  • Names of witnesses


Important genealogical information found in marriage records include:

  • Date and place of registration
  • Date and place of marriage
  • Groom's name, age, marital status, occupation, nativity and residence
  • Names of groom's parents
  • Bride's name, age, marital status, occupation, nativity and residence
  • Names of bride's parents
  • Statement of religious affiliation
  • Names of the witnesses


Important genealogical information found in birth records include:

  • Time, date, and place of the registration
  • Name, age and gender of deceased
  • Date, place and time of death
  • Cause of death
  • Names of parents
  • Names of witnesses, their age and residence
  • Name of person registering death and their relationship to deceased

How to Use the Record

To search the collection, select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒ Select the “Departamento o región”
⇒ 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. 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.

When browsing this collection it is helpful to know the following:

  • The place where the event occurred
  • The name and surname of the person
  • The approximate date of the event
  • The name of the parents or spouse

Known Issues with This Collection

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See a list of known issues, workarounds, tips, restrictions, future fixes, news and other helpful information.

For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached Wiki article. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to support@familysearch.org. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.

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Contributions to This Article

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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

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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 Example for a Record Found in This Collection

“Peru La Libertad, Civil Registration, 1903-1997,” images, FamilySearch https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1961-27111-27349-90?cc=2016224&wc=MMMZ-YMZ:1796442028&nbsp;: accessed 2 Aug 2012), Peru La Libertad, Civil Registration, 1903-1907, La Libertad > Huamachuco &gt Huamachuco > Nacimientos 1982 nov - dic > image 4 of 233; entry for Felix Leonard Compos Medrao, born 7 November 1982, Concejo, Provicial de Sanchez Carrion, Registro Civil.Regional Archive of La Libertad. Civil Registration (Registros Civiles). Regional Archive of La Libertad.