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  ==
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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.
 
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.
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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.
 
Additional images will be published as they become available.
  
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==Record Content==
 
==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. The text of the records is in Spanish.
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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.
  
 
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'''Birth Records''' generally include the following information:  
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'''Birth records''' generally include the following information:  
*Child’s full Name and Gender
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*Child’s name and gender
*Date and Place of birth
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*Date and place of birth
*Names and Ages of Parents
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*Names and ages of parents
*Birthplaces of Parents
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*Birthplaces of parents
 
*Witnesses of birth
 
*Witnesses of birth
  
'''Marriage Records''' usually include the following:
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'''Marriage records''' usually include the following:
 
*Names and ages of groom and bride
 
*Names and ages of groom and bride
 
*Date and place of marriage
 
*Date and place of marriage
 
*Birthplaces of groom and bride
 
*Birthplaces of groom and bride
*Names and Ages of groom’s Parents
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*Names and ages of groom’s parents
*Names and Ages of bride’s Parents
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*Names and ages of bride’s parents
 
*Who performed the marriage
 
*Who performed the marriage
*Names of Witnesses
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*Names of witnesses
  
'''Death Records''' may include:
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'''Death records''' may include:
*Deceased’s Name and Age (keep in mind that death records for women may be filed under their married name)
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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)
*Date and Place of Death
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*Date and place of death
*Date and Place of Birth
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*Date and place of birth
*Marital Status/Name of Spouse
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*Marital status/name of spouse
*Names of Parents
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*Names of parents
*Birthplaces of Parents
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*Birthplaces of parents
*Names of Informant/Witnesses
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*Names of informant/witnesses
*Date and Place of Burial
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*Date and place of burial
  
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
  
To begin your search you should know the following:
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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.
*The person’s name.
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*The approximate location of an event.
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*An approximate time frame of an event.
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*Indexes are available on some of these groups of images. If indexes are available, check these for the name first. Indexes are usually located at the beginning or end of a group of images. Find your ancestor’s name and look for the locator information next to the name (such as page, entry, or certificate number). This will help you find the record you are looking for in the collection.
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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.
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Keep in mind:
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For death records, the information in records is usually reliable, but depends upon the knowledge of the informant.
*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
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*You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
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*The information in records is usually reliable, but depends upon the knowledge of the informant.
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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.
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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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===Search the Collection===
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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.
  
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===Search the Collection===
 
'''To search by index:'''
 
'''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.
 
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.
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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.
 
<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.
  
Look at the images and compare 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.
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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
  
 
'''When searching:'''
 
'''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.
 
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.
  
====Using the Information====
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===For Help Reading These Records===
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These records are in Spanish. For help reading the records, see the following wiki articles:
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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.
  
*Use the marriage date and place as the basis for compiling a new family group or for verifying existing information.
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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.  
*Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth of each partner to find a couple's birth records and parents' names.
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*Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find the family in census records.
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*Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and land records.
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*Use the parents' birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family.
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*The name of a marriage officiator is a clue to their religion or area of residence in the county. However, ministers may have reported marriages performed in other counties.
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*Compile the marriage entries for every person who has the same surname as the bride or groom; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.
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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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*Use the marital status/marriage number (how many times a person was married) to identify previous marriages.
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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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*Witnesses often were relatives of the parents.
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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? ===
 
=== Unable to Find your Ancestor? ===
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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.
 
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.
*[[Spain Baptisms]]
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*[[Peru Church Records]]
*[[Spain Catholic 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)]]
  
 
Or your ancestor immigrated to another country. Search the records of nearby areas or immigration/emigration records.
 
Or your ancestor immigrated to another country. Search the records of nearby areas or immigration/emigration records.
  
 
[[Peru Emigration and Immigration]]
 
[[Peru Emigration and Immigration]]
 
===For Help Reading These Records===
 
 
These records are in Spanish. For help reading the records, see the following wiki articles:
 
 
*[[Spanish Genealogical Word List]]
 
*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/results.html?fq=place%3A%22Spain%22 Reading Spanish handwritten records]
 
*[https://script.byu.edu/Pages/Spanish/en/welcome.aspx Script tutorial for Spanish]
 
  
 
== Related Websites==
 
== 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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== Related Wiki Articles==
 
== Related Wiki Articles==
 
 
*[[La Libertad Region]]
 
*[[La Libertad Region]]
 
*[[Peru Civil Registration]]
 
*[[Peru Civil Registration]]
*[[Peru|Peru]]  
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*[[Peru Genealogy]]
*[[Peru History]]
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*[[Peru|Peru]]
  
 
== Contributions to This Article  ==
 
== Contributions to This Article  ==
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
 
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
  
Citations for individual image records are available for this collection. Browse through images in this collection and click on the "Show Citation" box: [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/records/collection/2016224/waypoints Peru, La Libertad, Civil Registration, 1903-1998]
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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.  
  
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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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.  
  
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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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
 
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
  
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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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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.