Peru, Lima, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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{{Record_Search_article|CID=CID1430936 |location=South America|title=Peru, Lima, Civil Registration, 1874-1996}}<br>  
  
 
== Title in the Language of the Records  ==
 
== Title in the Language of the Records  ==
  
Registro Civil de Lima, Peru.  
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'''Registro Civil de Lima, Peru.'''
  
== Collection Time Period ==
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== Record Description ==
  
Civil registration in Peru started on June 21, 1852. However, the Family History Library’s collection covers only the years 1874 to 1933.  
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Civil registration in Peru started on June 21, 1852.  
  
== Record Description  ==
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This collection includes records from 1874-1997.
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The 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.
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Additional information about these records can be found in the wiki article [[Peru Civil Registration|Peru Civil Registration]].
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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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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:&nbsp;
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*Lima o Cercado de lima&nbsp;
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*Ancón&nbsp;
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*Barranco&nbsp;
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*Chorrillos&nbsp;
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*Lurigancho&nbsp;
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*Magdalena del Mar&nbsp;
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*Magdalena Vieja&nbsp;
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*Miraflores&nbsp;
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*San Miguel (previously known as San Miguel del Mar)&nbsp;
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*Santiago de Surco (previously known as San José de Surco)
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<br>Civil registration in Peru identifies all its residents and issues certificates regarding their identity. The registration of births, marriages, and deaths documents the civil status of the residents.
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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 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.<br>
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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/1430936/waypoints Browse].  
  
 
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
 
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
  
The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on FamilySearch .org Historical Records. &nbsp;It may include the author, custodian, publisher, and archive for the original records.  
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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
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{{Collection citation | text= "Peru, Lima, Civil Registration, 1874-1996." Index and Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Registro Civil. Archivo General de la Nación.}}  
| text = <!--bibdescbegin-->"Peru, Lima Civil Registration, 1874-1930", index and images, &nbsp;FamilySearch, 2008; from Archivo General de la Nacion de Peru. "Peru, Lima, Lima, birth records", 1874-1933. Archivo General de la Nación de Perú. FHL microfilm reels. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.<!--bibdescend-->}}  
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Information about creating source citations for FamilySearch Historical Collections is listed in the wiki article &nbsp;[https://www.familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Help:How_to_Create_Source_Citations_For_FamilySearch_Historical_Records_Collections Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Histoical Records Collections.]  
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[[Peru, Lima, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]  
  
=== Record Content  ===
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== Record Content  ==
  
 
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'''Important genealogical information found in birth records include:'''  
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<br>'''Important information found in birth records include:'''  
  
 
*Date and place of the registration  
 
*Date and place of the registration  
*Name and sex of the newborn
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*Child's name and gender
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*Child's date and place of birth
 
*Legitimacy  
 
*Legitimacy  
*Parents’ names (sometimes their ages) and residence (or birthplace)
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*Parents’ names, their age and residence  
*Grandparents’ names
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*Names of witnesses
  
'''Important genealogical information found in marriage records include:'''  
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'''Important information found in marriage records include:'''  
  
 
*Date and place of the registration  
 
*Date and place of the registration  
*Bride’s full name (including maiden name)
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*Date and place of marriage
*Groom’s full name  
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*Groom's full name and age
*Bride and groom ages (or birth dates)
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*Groom's marital status, occupation, nationality and residence
*Bride and groom place of residence and/or birth place
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*Names of groom's parents and their residence  
*Their civil status (single, divorced, or widowed)
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*Bride’s full name and age
*Their parents’ names and birthplaces and/or current residence  
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*Bride's marital status, occupation, nationality and residence
*Names of the witnesses (these are usually relatives or close friends of the couple)
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*Names of bride's parents and their residence  
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*Couple's statement of religious affiliation
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*Names of witnesses
  
'''Important genealogical information found in birth records include:'''  
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'''Important information found in death records include:'''  
  
*Time, date, and place of the registration  
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*Time, date, and place of registration  
*Name of the principal (deceased)
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*Name, age and gender of deceased  
*Place, date, time, and cause of death  
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*Date, place, and time of death  
*Principal's occupation
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*Cause of death
*Principal’s age (or birthplace and date)
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*Parents' names of deceased
*Parents’ names
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*Sometimes, name of spouse
*Name of witnesses and their residence  
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*Names of witnesses their age(s) and residence  
*Name of person registering the death and his/her relationship to the deceased
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*Name of person registering death and their relationship to the deceased
  
== How to Use the Record  ==
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== &nbsp;&nbsp;How to Use the Record  ==
  
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 the collection using the index:
  
== Record History  ==
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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. Keep in mind:
  
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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*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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*Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.
  
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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For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line video at [http://broadcast.lds.org/familysearch/2011-12-03-familysearch-search-tips-1000k-eng.mp4 FamilySearch Search Tips].  
  
*Lima o Cercado de lima
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To search the collection image by image <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.
*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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=== Why the Record Was Created  ===
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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.
  
Civil registration in Peru identifies all its residents and issues certificates regarding their identity. The registration of births, marriages, and deaths documents the civil status of the residents.  
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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.  
  
=== Record Reliability ===
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== Known Issues with This Collection ==
  
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.<br>
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{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[Peru, Lima, 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.  
  
 
== Related Websites  ==
 
== Related Websites  ==
  
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*[http://genealogiablog.blogspot.com/2008/08/genealogia-peruana-de-la-biblioteca.html National Library of Peru]
  
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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*[[Peru History]]
 
*[[Peru History]]
  
=== Contributions to This Article  ===
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== Contributions to This Article  ==
  
 
{{Contributor invite}}  
 
{{Contributor invite}}  
  
=== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ===
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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.  
 
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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A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].  
 
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  ====
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=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
 
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"Peru, Lima Civil Registration, 1874-1930." database and digital images, ''FamilySearch'' (https//www.familysearch.org: accessed 1 April 2011). entry for Victor Galindo, born 6 October 1920; citing Civil Registrations, Archivo General de la Nacion de Peru, Lima, Peru, FHL microfillm 1,160,207, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
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"Peru, Lima Civil Registration, 1874-1930." index and images, ''FamilySearch'' (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FC3H-4Z4: accessed 1 May 2012).r Victor Galindo, &nbsp;6 October 1920; citing Civil Registrations, Archivo General de la Nacion de Peru, Lima, Peru, FHL microfillm 1,160,207, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

Revision as of 19:32, 11 September 2013

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 Lima, Peru.

Record Description

Civil registration in Peru started on June 21, 1852.

This collection includes records from 1874-1997.

The 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.

Additional information about these records can be found in the wiki article Peru Civil Registration.

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)


Civil registration in Peru identifies all its 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.

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.

"Peru, Lima, Civil Registration, 1874-1996." Index and Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Registro Civil. Archivo General de la Nación.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.

Record Content


Important information found in birth records include:

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

Important information found in marriage records include:

  • Date and place of the registration
  • Date and place of marriage
  • Groom's full name and age
  • Groom's marital status, occupation, nationality and residence
  • Names of groom's parents and their residence
  • Bride’s full name and age
  • Bride's marital status, occupation, nationality and residence
  • Names of bride's parents and their residence
  • Couple's statement of religious affiliation
  • Names of witnesses

Important information found in death records include:

  • Time, date, and place of registration
  • Name, age and gender of deceased
  • Date, place, and time of death
  • Cause of death
  • Parents' names of deceased
  • Sometimes, name of spouse
  • Names of witnesses their age(s) and residence
  • Name of person registering death and their relationship to the deceased

  How to Use the Record

To search the collection using the 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. 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.

For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line video at FamilySearch Search Tips.

To search the collection image by image
⇒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 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.

Known Issues with This Collection

Important.png Problems with this collection?
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.

Related Websites

Related Wiki Articles

Contributions to This Article

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. Guidelines are available to help you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide. If you would like to get more involved join the WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

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 Example for a Record Found in This Collection

"Peru, Lima Civil Registration, 1874-1930." index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FC3H-4Z4: accessed 1 May 2012).r Victor Galindo,  6 October 1920; citing Civil Registrations, Archivo General de la Nacion de Peru, Lima, Peru, FHL microfillm 1,160,207, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA