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Collection Time Period

This collection includes the years 1556 through 1930.

Record Description

This index is an electronic database of information. The entries are primarily from the IGI along with some entries derived from compiled and original records such as:

  • Family Records
  • Church Records
  • Civil Registration

It may also include indexes generated by the internet indexing project sponsored by the LDS Church.

There may be entries that cite a specific source such as the following:

  • "Vital Record of Rhode Island, 1636-1850: a Family Register for the People" by James Arnold
  • "Paul Dingwell Genealogical Collection" by Paul Dingwell
  • A county or state vital record registration

These entries are in this collection for one of the following reasons:

  • They were submitted by private individuals to the LDS Church and as such are part of the IGI resulting in their inclusion in this index.
  • They have been indexed through the internet indexing project sponsored by the LDS Church. If this is the case, the index they are a part of has been included as part of this database.

The Vital Record Index databases are not necessarily intended to index any specific set of records although some sub-indexes (an index to a set of records within the database) have been found. When we identify a sub-index, we remove it from the database and post it separately on FamilySearch under its appropriate title.

This index is not complete for any particular place or region.


Record Content

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The key genealogical facts found in birth or baptism index entries may include:

  • Name of the child
  • Gender 
  • Names of the parents
  • Birth date 
  • Birthplace
  • Baptism date (if the source is a church record)
  • Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials

Coverage Table

This collection is a partial index of records for the localities listed below as of April 2010. The table below shows the number of records by locality. Localities not listed may not have any records in this collection.

Most of these records date from the time period indicated in the columns below; however, there may be records before and after these dates. Record counts where the locality information was incomplete are included below under the country name. Because of this, you may wish to search only by country.

As this is an index of records compiled from various sources, it is strongly recommended that you verify the information in original records. Due to privacy laws, not all records may be displayed.


Locality Baptisms, 1556-1930 Marriages, 1600-1940 Deaths, 1750-1930
Amazonas 51,397 8,314 61
Ancash 233,639 74,891 5,065
Arequipa 424,074 83,472 0
Ayacucho 0 16 0
Cajamarca 347,828 84,552 10,284
Callao 18,755 9,519 0
Huancavelica 18,342 3,101 0
Huánuco 444 0 0
Ica 116,845 21,940 0
Junín 0 121 0
La Libertad 0 40 2,388
Lambayeque 176,965 30,041 11
Lima 55,875 51,385 21,971
Loreto 0 14 0
Moquegua 13,432 11,717 0
Pasco 0 11 0
Peru 2,366,269 4,719 61,452
Piura 4,608 4,962 0
Puno 84,872 30,457 0
San Martín 140 0 0
Tacna 99,976 23,969 25
Tumbes 0 5 0
Ucayali 0 2 0
Total 4,013,461 443,248 101,257

How to Use the Record

Use this index to help you learn more about your ancestors. The information could help you identify family relationships and lineages as well as direct you to original records of your ancestors, which may contain additional information.

In birth or christening records, if a surname is not listed for the child, the indexer often assigns the father’s surname to the child. This surname may not be correct. So if you are looking for a birth or baptism, search by the given name of the child, adding parents' names and as much locality information as is permitted.

Finding the Original Source for an Entry in This Collection

Each entry in this index has a source listed which includes a batch number. You will need to trace the batch number for the individual entry to learn its source. Please see the following wiki articles for more information on batch numbers:

If an FHL film number is given in the entry for your ancestor, search for it in the Family History Library Catalog.

Record History

For over 30 years, volunteer indexers extracted this information from microfilm copies of the original records. This is an index of some births or baptisms throughout Peru. The index is not necessarily complete for any particular place or region.

Why the Record Was Created

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sponsored the indexing of this collection to help individuals find information about their ancestors.

Record Reliability

Church records and civil registration were official records and are some of the most reliable sources of information available for those who were born, married, or died in Peru.

Related Websites

Peru Surname Search

Related Wiki Articles

Peru Church Records

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 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 Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections.

Examples of Source Citations for a Record in This Collection:

"Peru Baptisms, 1556-1930." index, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org): accessed April 1, 2011. entry for Felipa Sanches, baptized 29 May 1852; citing Church Records, FHL microfilm 377,874; Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records.

Sources of Information for This Collection

"Peru Baptisms, 1556-1930," index, "FamilySearch" (https://www.familysearch.org). Index based on the International Genealogical Index, Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah. FHL digital index. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah.


 

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