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

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== Title in the Language of the Records  ==
 
== Title in the Language of the Records  ==
  
'''Registro Civil de La Libertad, Peru'''
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Registro Civil de La Libertad, Peru  
  
== Record Description ==
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==Record Description==
  
This collection will include records from 1903-1998.  
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This collection includes civil records from 1903-1998 for the La Libertad Region of Peru. Originals are kept at the Archivo Regional de La Libertad en Trujillo, Peru.
  
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.  
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The records are in Spanish; see the section "For Help Reading these Records" for access to translation helps.
  
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.  
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Additional images will be published as they become available.
  
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:
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*Lima o Cercado de lima 
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==Record Content==
*Ancón 
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*Barranco 
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*Chorrillos 
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*Lurigancho 
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*Magdalena del Mar 
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*Magdalena Vieja 
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*Miraflores 
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*San Miguel (previously known as San Miguel del Mar) 
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*Santiago de Surco (previously known as San José de Surco)
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For a list of records by localities and dates currently published in this collection, select the [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/2016224/waypoints Browse].  
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The information in each record varies by year. The earlier records are handwritten in a narrative format. The later records are also handwritten but on a printed form.
  
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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<gallery caption="Peru Lima Civil Registration Examples" perrow="3">
 
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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.
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|text = Regional Archive of La Libertad. Peru, La Libertad, Civil Registration. Regional Archive of La Libertad. }}
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[[Peru, La Libertad, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
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== Record Content  ==
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<gallery perrow="3" caption="Peru Lima Civil Registration Examples">
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Image:Peru Lima Civil Registration Bith.jpg|Birth Record
 
Image:Peru Lima Civil Registration Bith.jpg|Birth Record
 
Image:Peru Lima Civil Registration Marriage.jpg|Marriage Record
 
Image:Peru Lima Civil Registration Marriage.jpg|Marriage Record
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<br>'''Important genealogical information found in birth records include:'''  
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'''Birth records''' generally include the following information:
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*Child’s name and gender
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*Date and place of birth
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*Names and ages of parents
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*Birthplaces of parents
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*Witnesses of birth
  
*Date and place of registration
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'''Marriage records''' usually include the following:
*Child's name and gender
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*Names and ages of groom and bride
*Child's date and place of birth
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*Date and place of marriage
*Legitimacy of child
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*Birthplaces of groom and bride
*Parents’ names, their ages and residence
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*Names and ages of groom’s parents
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*Names and ages of bride’s parents
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*Who performed the marriage
 
*Names of witnesses
 
*Names of witnesses
  
<br>'''Important genealogical information found in marriage records include:'''  
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'''Death records''' may include:
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*Deceased’s, gender, name and age (keep in mind that death records for women may be filed under their married name)
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*Date and place of death
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*Date and place of birth
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*Marital status/name of spouse
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*Names of parents
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*Birthplaces of parents
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*Names of informant/witnesses
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*Date and place of burial
  
*Date and place of registration
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== How to Use the Record  ==
*Date and place of marriage
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*Groom's name, age, marital status, occupation, nativity and residence
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*Names of groom's parents
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*Bride's name, age, marital status, occupation, nativity and residence
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*Names of bride's parents
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*Statement of religious affiliation
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*Names of the witnesses
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<br>'''Important genealogical information found in birth records include:'''
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Some record sets have indexes; these indexes were created at the end of the year. Copy errors could have been made in the index, so you want to find the actual record to verify the information is correct. Using the index is a helpful way to find the actual record.
  
*Time, date, and place of the registration
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For death records, the information in records is usually reliable, but depends upon the knowledge of the informant.
*Name, age and gender of deceased
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*Date, place and time of death
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*Cause of death
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*Names of parents
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*Names of witnesses, their age and residence
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*Name of person registering death and their relationship to deceased
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== How to Use the Record  ==
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Regarding marriage and death records, name changes, shortened names, or nicknames may have been used by your ancestors, so pay attention to other relationships (parents, spouse, siblings, children, etc.) that can confirm whether you have the right person/record.
  
To search the collection, select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page <br>⇒ Select the “Departamento o región” <br>⇒ Select the “Provincia” <br>⇒ Select the “Distrito o municipalidad” <br>⇒ Select the "Tipo de registro y años" which takes you to the images.  
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===Search the Collection===
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'''To search by index:'''
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Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.
  
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.  
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'''To search by image:'''
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To browse the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
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<br>⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page <br>⇒ Select the appropriate “Department or Region”<br>⇒ Select the appropriate “Province” <br>⇒ Select the appropriate“District or Municipality”<br>⇒ Select the appropriate "Record Type and Years" which takes you to the images.
  
When browsing this collection it is helpful to know the following:<br>
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Look at the image and compare the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination
  
*The place where the event occurred<br>
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'''When searching:'''
*The name and surname of the person <br>
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As you are searching it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor's given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence, age, and family relationships. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.
*The approximate date of the event <br>
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*The name of the parents or spouse <br>
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== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
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===For Help Reading These Records===
  
{{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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These records are in Spanish. For help reading the records, see the following wiki articles:  
  
== Related Websites  ==
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*[[Spanish Genealogical Word List]]
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*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/results.html?fq=place%3A%22Spain%22 Reading Spanish handwritten records]
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*[https://script.byu.edu/Pages/Spanish/en/welcome.aspx Script tutorial for Spanish]
  
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===Using the Information===
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To learn more about using the information in civil records, view these lessons for free:
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*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/encontre-este-registro-y-ahora-que/894 Encontré este registro ¿y ahora qué?] - Spanish
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*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/documentos-esenciales-para-buscar-a-sus-antepasados/587 Documentos esenciales para buscar a sus antepasados] - Spanish
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*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/tesoros-ocultos-en-los-registros-originales/914 Tesoros ocultos en los registros originales] - Spanish
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*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/y-ahora-que-como-hacer-la-investigacion-genealogica/893 ¿Y ahora qué? Cómo hacer la investigación genealógica] - Spanish
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=== Tips to Keep in Mind ===
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When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
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Continue to search the marriage records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives of the bride and groom who may have married in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.
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Continue to search the indexes and records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have lived in the same area or a nearby area.
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=== Unable to Find your Ancestor? ===
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If you are unable to find your ancestor(s) in these civil registers, then try searching in the areas surrounding La Libertad. These regions neighbor La Libertad:
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*The Pacific Ocean on the West,
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*Lambayeque, Cajamarca, and Amazonas in the North,
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*San Martín in the East, and
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*Ancash and Huánuco in the South with
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Church records are also a good substitute when birth, marriage, and death records can’t be found or are unavailable. Before the government instituted civil registration in Peru, the Catholic Church was the only institution tracking the births, marriages, and deaths of the population.
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*[[Peru Church Records]]
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*[[Peru Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Peru Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Peru Deaths (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Peru Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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Or your ancestor immigrated to another country. Search the records of nearby areas or immigration/emigration records.
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[[Peru Emigration and Immigration]]
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== Related Websites==
 
*[http://www.geneaservice.nl/navigator/peru/index.html Peru Surname Search]  
 
*[http://www.geneaservice.nl/navigator/peru/index.html Peru Surname Search]  
 
*[http://www.worldgenweb.org/~perwgw/ Peru - The WorldGenWeb Project]
 
*[http://www.worldgenweb.org/~perwgw/ Peru - The WorldGenWeb Project]
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*[http://hispanicgenealogy.blogspot.com/ Hispanic Genealogy] Blog is written in English.
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*[http://www.genealogiahispana.com/?language=en Blog de Genealogía Hispaña] Blog is written in Spanish.
  
== Related Wiki Articles ==
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== Related Wiki Articles==
 
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*[[La Libertad Region]]
*[[Peru|Peru]]  
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*[[Peru Civil Registration]]
*[[Peru Civil Registration]]  
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*[[Peru Genealogy]]
*[[Peru History]]
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*[[Peru|Peru]]
  
 
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== Contributions to This Article  ==
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
 
== 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.  
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When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found it. This will help you or others to find the same record again.  
  
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].  
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Keep track of records where you did not find information about your ancestor so you and others will not waste time looking through these records in the future.  
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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
  
=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
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“Peru La Libertad, Civil Registration, 1903-1997,” images, ''FamilySearch'' https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1961-27111-27349-90?cc=2016224&amp;wc=MMMZ-YMZ:1796442028&nbsp;: accessed 2 Aug 2012), Peru La Libertad, Civil Registration, 1903-1907, La Libertad &gt; Huamachuco &amp;gt Huamachuco &gt; Nacimientos 1982 nov - dic &gt; 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.
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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. {{Collection citation | text= "Peru, La Libertad Civil Registration, 1903-1998." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Regional Archive of La Libertad, Peru.}}

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Contents

Title in the Language of the Records

Registro Civil de La Libertad, Peru

Record Description

This collection includes civil records from 1903-1998 for the La Libertad Region of Peru. Originals are kept at the Archivo Regional de La Libertad en Trujillo, Peru.

The records are in Spanish; see the section "For Help Reading these Records" for access to translation helps.

Additional images will be published as they become available.

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Peru, La Libertad, Civil Registration, 1903-1998.

Record Content

The information in each record varies by year. The earlier records are handwritten in a narrative format. The later records are also handwritten but on a printed form.

Birth records generally include the following information:

  • Child’s name and gender
  • Date and place of birth
  • Names and ages of parents
  • Birthplaces of parents
  • Witnesses of birth

Marriage records usually include the following:

  • Names and ages of groom and bride
  • Date and place of marriage
  • Birthplaces of groom and bride
  • Names and ages of groom’s parents
  • Names and ages of bride’s parents
  • Who performed the marriage
  • Names of witnesses

Death records may include:

  • Deceased’s, gender, name and age (keep in mind that death records for women may be filed under their married name)
  • Date and place of death
  • Date and place of birth
  • Marital status/name of spouse
  • Names of parents
  • Birthplaces of parents
  • Names of informant/witnesses
  • Date and place of burial

How to Use the Record

Some record sets have indexes; these indexes were created at the end of the year. Copy errors could have been made in the index, so you want to find the actual record to verify the information is correct. Using the index is a helpful way to find the actual record.

For death records, the information in records is usually reliable, but depends upon the knowledge of the informant.

Regarding marriage and death records, name changes, shortened names, or nicknames may have been used by your ancestors, so pay attention to other relationships (parents, spouse, siblings, children, etc.) that can confirm whether you have the right person/record.

Search the Collection

To search by index: Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.

To search by image: To browse the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒ Select the appropriate “Department or Region”
⇒ 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 image and compare the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination

When searching: As you are searching it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor's given name and surname, some identifying information such as residence, age, and family relationships. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.

For Help Reading These Records

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

Using the Information

To learn more about using the information in civil records, view these lessons for free:

Tips to Keep in Mind

When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.

Continue to search the marriage records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives of the bride and groom who may have married in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.

Continue to search the indexes and records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have lived in the same area or a nearby area.

Unable to Find your Ancestor?

If you are unable to find your ancestor(s) in these civil registers, then try searching in the areas surrounding La Libertad. These regions neighbor La Libertad:

  • The Pacific Ocean on the West,
  • Lambayeque, Cajamarca, and Amazonas in the North,
  • San Martín in the East, and
  • Ancash and Huánuco in the South with

Church records are also a good substitute when birth, marriage, and death records can’t be found or are unavailable. Before the government instituted civil registration in Peru, the Catholic Church was the only institution tracking the births, marriages, and deaths of the population.

Or your ancestor immigrated to another country. Search the records of nearby areas or immigration/emigration records.

Peru Emigration and Immigration

Related Websites

Related Wiki Articles

Contributions to This Article

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Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.


Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found it. This will help you or others to find the same record again.

Keep track of records where you did not find information about your ancestor so you and others will not waste time looking through these records in the future.


Citation for This Collection

The citation for an image is available on each image in this collection by clicking Show Citation at the bottom left of the image screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Peru, La Libertad, Civil Registration, 1903-1998.

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.

"Peru, La Libertad Civil Registration, 1903-1998." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Regional Archive of La Libertad, Peru.