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Title in the Language of the Records
Registro Civil de Lambayeque, Peru
This Collection will include records from 1873 to 1998.
This collection consists of digital images of original civil registration records of births, marriages, and deaths from the department of Lambayeque in Peru.
The registration of births, marriages, and deaths in Peru documents the civil status of the residents.
Earlier records are all handwritten in a narrative format. The later records are also handwritten but on a printed format. Some of their 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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- Lambayeque Civil Registration. Civil Registry. Archivo Regional de Lambayeque, Chiclayo.
Important genealogical information found in birth records include:
- Date and place of the registration
- Name and sex of the newborn
- Parents’ names (sometimes their ages) and residence (or birthplace)
- Grandparents’ names
Important genealogical information found in marriage records include:
- Date and place of the registration
- Bride’s full name (including maiden name)
- Groom’s full name
- Bride and groom ages (or birth dates)
- Bride and groom place of residence and/or birth place
- Their civil status (single, divorced, or widowed)
- Their parents’ names and birthplaces and/or current residence
- Names of the witnesses (these are usually relatives or close friends of the couple)
Important genealogical information found in death records include:
- Time, date, and place of the registration
- Name of the principal (deceased)
- Place, date, time, and cause of death
- Principal's occupation
- Principal’s age (or birthplace and date)
- Parents’ names
- Name of witnesses and their residence
- Name of person registering the death and his/her relationship to the deceased
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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
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"Peru, Lambayeque, Civil Registration, 1875-1998," images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org : accessed 21 June 2012), Lambayeque > Lambayeque > Defunciones 1899 mayo-1908 jun > image 117 of 360, Maria Flores Rivadeneysa, died on 12 April 1904, age 22, citing Lambayeque Civil Registration. Civil Registry. Archivo Regional de Lambayeque, Chiclayo.</gallery>