Peru, Lima, 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 Lima, Peru.'''
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Peru, Lima, Registro Civil
  
 
== Record Description  ==
 
== Record Description  ==
  
Civil registration in Peru started on June 21, 1852.  
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This collection includes birth, marriage, and death records from 1874-1997 for the city of Lima and other surrounding municipalities.  
  
This collection includes records from 1874-1997.  
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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 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.  
 
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]].  
 
Additional information about these records can be found in the wiki article [[Peru Civil Registration|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.
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The Family History Library’s collection includes civil registers from the following municipalities:  
 
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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;  
 
*Lima o Cercado de lima&nbsp;  
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*Santiago de Surco (previously known as San José de Surco)
 
*Santiago de Surco (previously known as San José de Surco)
  
<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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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].
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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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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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[[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.]]
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== Record Content  ==
 
== Record Content  ==
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<br>'''Important genealogical information found in birth records include:'''  
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'''Birth records''' may include the following information:
  
 
*Date and place of the registration  
 
*Date and place of the registration  
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*Names of witnesses
 
*Names of witnesses
  
'''Important genealogical information found in marriage records include:'''  
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'''Marriage records''' may include the following:
  
 
*Date and place of the registration  
 
*Date and place of the registration  
 
*Date and place of marriage  
 
*Date and place of marriage  
 
*Groom's full name and age  
 
*Groom's full name and age  
*Groom's marital status, occupation, nationality and residence  
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*Groom's marital status, occupation, nationality, and residence  
 
*Names of groom's parents and their residence  
 
*Names of groom's parents and their residence  
 
*Bride’s full name and age  
 
*Bride’s full name and age  
*Bride's marital status, occupation, nationality and residence  
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*Bride's marital status, occupation, nationality, and residence  
 
*Names of bride's parents and their residence  
 
*Names of bride's parents and their residence  
 
*Couple's statement of religious affiliation  
 
*Couple's statement of religious affiliation  
 
*Names of witnesses
 
*Names of witnesses
  
'''Important genealogical information found in birth records include:'''  
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'''Death records''' may include:
  
 
*Time, date, and place of registration  
 
*Time, date, and place of registration  
*Name, age and gender of deceased  
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*Name, age, and gender of deceased (keep in mind that death records for women may be under their married name)
 
*Date, place, and time of death  
 
*Date, place, and time of death  
 
*Cause of death  
 
*Cause of death  
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== How to Use the Record  ==
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
  
'''To search the collection using the index:'''
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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.
  
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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See the sections below for tips and uses for searching and finding the record of your ancestor in this collection and using the information in the record.  
  
'''To browse the collection you will need to follow this series of links:'''<br>⇒ Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page<br>⇒ Select the "Departamento o región" category<br>⇒ Select the "Provincia" category<br>⇒ Select the "Distrito o municipalidad" category<br>⇒ Select the "Tipo de registro y años" category which takes you to the images.  
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If you are unable to find a record for your ancestor in this collection, see the corresponding section below.  
  
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.  
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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].  
  
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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=== Search the Collection  ===
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'''To search by index:'''<br> 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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'''To search by image:'''<br> To search the collection using the browse, you will need to follow this series of links:<br> ⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page <br> ⇒Select the appropriate "Provincia" <br> ⇒Select the appropriate "Distrito o municipalidad" <br> ⇒Select the appropriate "Tipo de registro y años" which takes you to the images.
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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.
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'''When searching:''' <br> 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.
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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 guides:
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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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For death records, 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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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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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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=== Unable to Find your Ancestor?  ===
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A boundary change could have occurred and the record of your ancestor is now in a neighboring region.
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Church records are also a good substitute when birth, marriage, and death records can’t be found or are unavailable.
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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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*[[Peru Church 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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=== General Information about These Records ===
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Civil registration in Peru started on June 21, 1852. 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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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. 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.\
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== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
 
== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
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== Related Websites  ==
 
== Related Websites  ==
  
*[http://genealogiablog.blogspot.com/2008/08/genealogia-peruana-de-la-biblioteca.html National Library of Peru]
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*[http://www.agn.gob.pe/ Archivo General de la Nación]
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=== Maps ===
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*[http://www.worldmapsonline.com/images/academia/countries/academia_peru_political_lg.jpg Peru in the early 21st century]
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*[http://broermapsonline.org/online/SouthAmerica/Peru/limaperu(4)1-100001983.html Part of Lima in 1983] (see [http://broermapsonline.org/online/SouthAmerica/Peru/ Broer Map Library] for more parts)
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*[http://www.maproom.org/00/09/present.php?m=0094 Southern South America in 1891, with a closeup of Lima]
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*[http://ids.lib.harvard.edu/ids/view/10857662?buttons=y Peru in 1871]
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=== Local History ===
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lima#History English wiki entry on Lima]
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*[http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lima#Historia Spanish wiki entry on Lima]
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*[http://antenamunicipal.galeon.com/productos1837132.html Historia de Lima Peru]
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*[http://books.google.com/books?id=opOPx386EzYC&dq=lima%20peru%20historia&pg=PP1#v=onepage&q&f=false "Colección de Historiadores del Peru," a Google eBook, published in 1882]
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=== Other Genealogical Resources  ===
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*[http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/LatinAmerica/Peru.pdf FamilySearch research outline for Peru]
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*[http://www.genealogiaperu.org/ipigengl.htm Peruvian Institute for Genealogical Studies]
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*[http://www.genealogiaperu.org/ Instituto Peruano de Investigaciones Genealógicas]
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*[http://genforum.genealogy.com/peru/all.html Peru GenForum]
  
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
  
*[[Peru|Peru]]
 
 
*[[Peru Civil Registration]]  
 
*[[Peru Civil Registration]]  
*[[Peru History]]
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*[[Peru Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Peru Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Peru Deaths (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Peru]]
  
 
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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
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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, Lima, Civil Registration, 1874-1996." Index and Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing National General Archives, Lima, Peru.}}

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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

Peru, Lima, Registro Civil

Record Description

This collection includes birth, marriage, and death records from 1874-1997 for the city of Lima and other surrounding municipalities.

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

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.

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)
You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Peru, Lima, Civil Registration, 1874-1996.

Record Content

Birth records may include the following information:

  • 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

Marriage records may include the following:

  • 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

Death records may include:

  • Time, date, and place of registration
  • Name, age, and gender of deceased (keep in mind that death records for women may be under their married name)
  • 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

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.

See the sections below for tips and uses for searching and finding the record of your ancestor in this collection and using the information in the record.

If you are unable to find a record for your ancestor in this collection, see the corresponding section below.

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

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 search the collection using the browse, you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select the appropriate "Provincia"
⇒Select the appropriate "Distrito o municipalidad"
⇒Select the appropriate "Tipo de registro y años" 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 guides:

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.

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.

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.

The birth, marriage, and death records contain important information for at least two and sometimes three generations of ancestors in one document.

Unable to Find your Ancestor?

A boundary change could have occurred and the record of your ancestor is now in a neighboring region.

Church records are also a good substitute when birth, marriage, and death records can’t be found or are unavailable.

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

Peru Emigration and Immigration

General Information about These Records

Civil registration in Peru started on June 21, 1852. 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.

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. 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.\

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Known Issues with This Collection

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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, Lima, Civil Registration, 1874-1996.

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 National General Archives, Lima, Peru.