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{{FamilySearch_Collection|CID=CID1877097 |location=South America|title=Peru Catholic Church Records}}  
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|title=Peru, Catholic Church Records, 1603-1992
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== Title in the Language of the Records  ==
 
== Title in the Language of the Records  ==
  
Registros parroquiales de la Iglesia Católica en Perú.  
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'''Registros parroquiales de la Iglesia Católica en Perú.'''
  
== Collection Time Period ==
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== Record Description ==
  
 
This collection of church records covers the years 1603 to 1992.  
 
This collection of church records covers the years 1603 to 1992.  
 
== Record Description  ==
 
  
 
The earlier records from this collection are all handwritten in a narrative format. Some later records are handwritten on printed forms, which may vary slightly from one priest to another. Generally, these records were written in chronological order. In smaller parishes, one book was used for all the ordinances (such as baptism, marriage, and death). In larger cities, records of the different types of sacred ordinances were kept in separate books. Confirmations were generally written in the baptismal registers. Some of the older records are damaged, but most of the genealogical information can be extracted.  
 
The earlier records from this collection are all handwritten in a narrative format. Some later records are handwritten on printed forms, which may vary slightly from one priest to another. Generally, these records were written in chronological order. In smaller parishes, one book was used for all the ordinances (such as baptism, marriage, and death). In larger cities, records of the different types of sacred ordinances were kept in separate books. Confirmations were generally written in the baptismal registers. Some of the older records are damaged, but most of the genealogical information can be extracted.  
  
=== Record Content  ===
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This collection of church records covers several parishes in dioceses and archdioceses of Peru. Some of the records in this collection may have been created in a different ecclesiastical jurisdiction than the one where these are currently housed. All the sacramental ordinances were created, registered, and kept by the priest in authority of his parish jurisdiction. The parish jurisdiction may include sub-parishes in other nearby localities. One copy of the records is kept at the parish archive; another copy is sent to the diocesan archive for preservation. Most of the parish records in this collection were acquired at the diocesan archives.&nbsp;
  
'''The key genealogical facts found in most baptism records include:''' [[Image:Baptism from Peru DGS 4341347 1241.jpg|thumb|right]]
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Catholic Church parish registers were created by priests authorized to record the church sacraments of baptism, marriage, death, burial, and other ordinances in their parish jurisdiction.  
  
*Place of baptism
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Catholic Church parish registers are the primary source for finding genealogical information of birth, death, and marriage in Peru prior to 1852, when the civil registration was implemented.
*Date of baptism
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*Gender of the child
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*Date of birth  
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*Name of the child baptized&nbsp;
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*Legitimacy
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*Parents’ names
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*Residence of the parents
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*Paternal grandparents’ names
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*Maternal grandparents’ names
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*Godparents’ names
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<br> '''The key genealogical facts found in most marriage records include:''' [[Image:Marriage From Peru DGS 4717092 28.jpg|thumb|right]]  
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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/1877097/waypoints Browse] link from the collection landing page.
  
*Place of marriage
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=== Citation for This Collection  ===
*Date of marriage
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*Names of the groom and bride
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*Witnesses’ names
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*Groom and Bride’s ages
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*Groom and Bride’s marital history
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*Groom and Bride’s parents
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<br> '''The key genealogical facts found in most death or burial records include:''' [[Image:Burials from Peru DGS 4716966 384.jpg|thumb|right]]
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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.  
  
*Deceased’s place of burial
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{{Collection citation
*Date of burial
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| text = Archbishoprics and Dioceses in Peru. Catholic Church Records. Archivo Nacional del Perú, Lima.}}
*Age at time of death
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*Deceased’s name
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*Deceased’s marital status and spouse’s name, if married
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*Legitimacy (not always)
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*Parents’ names
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*Residence of the deceased
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*Age at time of death
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*Place of death
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*Cause of death
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== How to Use the Record  ==
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{{Collection citation | text= "Peru, Catholic Church Records, 1603-1992." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. }}
  
Begin your search by finding your ancestors in the index. Name indexes to baptisms, marriages, and death or burials make it possible to access a specific record quickly. Remember that these indexes may contain inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.
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When searching the index it is helpful to know the following:
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== Record Content  ==
  
*The place where the event occurred
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'''These baptismal records usually contain the following information:''' [[Image:Baptism from Peru DGS 4341347 1241.jpg|thumb|right]]
*The name and surname of the person
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*The approximate date of the event
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*The name of the parents or spouse
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<br> Use the locator information found in the index (such as page, entry, or certificate number) to locate your ancestors in the records. Compare the information in the record to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct person. You may need to compare the information of more than one person to make this determination.
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*Date and parish of baptism
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*Name and gender of person baptized
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*Child's date of birth
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*Legitimacy
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*Father's name
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*Mother's maiden name
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*Names of godparents
  
When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family.  
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'''These marriage records usually contain the following information:''' [[Image:Marriage From Peru DGS 4717092 28.jpg|thumb|right]]
  
For example:
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*Date and place of marriage
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*Groom's name, age, marital status and legitimacy
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*Names of groom's parents
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*Names of groom's godparents
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*Bride's name, age, marital status and legitimacy
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*Names of bride's parents
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*Names of bride's godparents
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*Witnesses’ names
  
*Use the marriage date and place as the basis for compiling a new family group or for verifying existing information.
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'''These burial records usually contain the following information:''' [[Image:Burials from Peru DGS 4716966 384.jpg|thumb|right]]
*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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*Occupations listed can lead you to other types of records such as employment records or military 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 the 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 marriage number 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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== Record History  ==
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*Date and place of burial
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*Name of deceased
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*Age and marital status of deceased
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*Spouse’s name, if married
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*Legitimacy (not always)
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*Residence of the deceased
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*Place of death
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*Cause of death
  
This collection of church records covers several parishes in dioceses and archdioceses of Peru. Some of the records in this collection may have been created in a different ecclesiastical jurisdiction than the one where these are currently housed. All the sacramental ordinances were created, registered, and kept by the priest in authority of his parish jurisdiction. The parish jurisdiction may include sub-parishes in other nearby localities. One copy of the records is kept at the parish archive and another copy is sent to the diocesan archive for preservation. Most of the parish records in this collection were acquired at the diocesan archives.
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== How to Use the Record  ==
  
=== Why the Record Was Created  ===
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To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:<br> ⇒ Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page<br> ⇒ Select the appropriate "Departamento"<br> ⇒ Select the appropriate "Ciudad o pueblo" <br> ⇒ Select the appropriate "Parroquia"<br>⇒ Select the appropriate "Tipo de registro y años" which takes you to the images.
  
Catholic Church parish registers were created by priests authorized to record the church sacraments of baptism, marriage, death, burial, and other ordinances in their parish jurisdiction.  
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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.
  
=== Record Reliability ===
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== Known Issues with This Collection ==
  
Catholic Church parish registers are the primary source for finding genealogical information of birth, death, and marriage in Peru prior to 1852, when the civil registration was implemented.  
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{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[Peru Catholic Church Records (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 Web Sites ==
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== Related Websites ==
  
[http://www.worldgenweb.org/~perwgw/ Peru - The WorldGenWeb Project]  
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*[http://www.worldgenweb.org/~perwgw/ Peru - The WorldGenWeb Project]
  
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
 
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
  
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*[[Peru|Peru]]
 
*[[Peru Church History]]  
 
*[[Peru Church History]]  
*[[Peru Church Directories]]
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*[[Peru Church Directories]]
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*[[Peru Church Records|Peru Church Records]]
  
=== Contributions to This Article  ===
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== Contributions to This Article  ==
  
 
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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.  
  
A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the Wiki Article: [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/How_to_Cite_FamilySearch_Collections How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]''.''
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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]].  
 
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==== Examples of Source Citations for a Record in This Collection  ====
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*United States. Bureau of the Census. 12th census, 1900, digital images, From FamilySearch Internet [https://www.familysearch.org/ (www.familysearch.org]): September 29, 2006), Arizona Territory, Maricopa, Township 1, East Gila, Salt River Base and Meridian; sheet 9B, line 71.
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*Mexico, Distrito Federal, Catholic Church Records, 1886-1933, digital images, from FamilySearch Internet ([https://www.familysearch.org/ www.familysearch.org)]: April 22, 2010), Baptism of Adolfo Fernandez Jimenez, 1 Feb. 1910, San Pedro Apóstol, Cuahimalpa, Distrito Federal, Mexico, film number 0227023.
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== Sources for This Collection  ==
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=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
  
<!--bibdescbegin-->“Peru Catholic Church Records,” images, FamilySearch; from Archivo Nacional del Perú, Lima, Peru. “Peru, Catholic Church.” National Archive of Peru, Lima, Peru. FHL microfilms. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.<!--bibdescend-->
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“Peru, Catholic Church records, 1630-1992,” images, ''FamilySearch'' (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 24 April2012), Peru, Catholic Church records, 1630-1992 &gt; La Libertad &gt; Huamachuco &gt; San Agustin &gt; Matrimonios 1937 &gt; image 8 of 71; entry for Jose Miguel Cuta married to Petronila Garcia, 10 February 1837; Peru Catholic Church Records,” images, FamilySearch; from Archivo Nacional del Perú, Lima, Peru FHL microfilms. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.  
  
We welcome your assistance in adding source citations for individual archives when collection data was collected from various sources or archives. The format for citing FamilySearch Historical Collections, including how to cite individual archives is found in the following link: [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/How_to_Create_Source_Citations_For_FamilySearch_Historical_Records_Collections How to Create Source Citations for FamilySearch Historical Records Collections].
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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

Registros parroquiales de la Iglesia Católica en Perú.

Record Description

This collection of church records covers the years 1603 to 1992.

The earlier records from this collection are all handwritten in a narrative format. Some later records are handwritten on printed forms, which may vary slightly from one priest to another. Generally, these records were written in chronological order. In smaller parishes, one book was used for all the ordinances (such as baptism, marriage, and death). In larger cities, records of the different types of sacred ordinances were kept in separate books. Confirmations were generally written in the baptismal registers. Some of the older records are damaged, but most of the genealogical information can be extracted.

This collection of church records covers several parishes in dioceses and archdioceses of Peru. Some of the records in this collection may have been created in a different ecclesiastical jurisdiction than the one where these are currently housed. All the sacramental ordinances were created, registered, and kept by the priest in authority of his parish jurisdiction. The parish jurisdiction may include sub-parishes in other nearby localities. One copy of the records is kept at the parish archive; another copy is sent to the diocesan archive for preservation. Most of the parish records in this collection were acquired at the diocesan archives. 

Catholic Church parish registers were created by priests authorized to record the church sacraments of baptism, marriage, death, burial, and other ordinances in their parish jurisdiction.

Catholic Church parish registers are the primary source for finding genealogical information of birth, death, and marriage in Peru prior to 1852, when the civil registration was implemented.

For a list of records by localities and dates currently published in this collection, select the Browse link from the collection landing page.

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.

Archbishoprics and Dioceses in Peru. Catholic Church Records. Archivo Nacional del Perú, Lima.
"Peru, Catholic Church Records, 1603-1992." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013.


Record Content

These baptismal records usually contain the following information:
Baptism from Peru DGS 4341347 1241.jpg
  • Date and parish of baptism
  • Name and gender of person baptized
  • Child's date of birth
  • Legitimacy
  • Father's name
  • Mother's maiden name
  • Names of godparents
These marriage records usually contain the following information:
Marriage From Peru DGS 4717092 28.jpg
  • Date and place of marriage
  • Groom's name, age, marital status and legitimacy
  • Names of groom's parents
  • Names of groom's godparents
  • Bride's name, age, marital status and legitimacy
  • Names of bride's parents
  • Names of bride's godparents
  • Witnesses’ names
These burial records usually contain the following information:
Burials from Peru DGS 4716966 384.jpg
  • Date and place of burial
  • Name of deceased
  • Age and marital status of deceased
  • Spouse’s name, if married
  • Legitimacy (not always)
  • Residence of the deceased
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death

How to Use the Record

To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒ Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒ Select the appropriate "Departamento"
⇒ Select the appropriate "Ciudad o pueblo"
⇒ Select the appropriate "Parroquia"
⇒ Select the appropriate "Tipo de registro y años" 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.

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, Catholic Church records, 1630-1992,” images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org: accessed 24 April2012), Peru, Catholic Church records, 1630-1992 > La Libertad > Huamachuco > San Agustin > Matrimonios 1937 > image 8 of 71; entry for Jose Miguel Cuta married to Petronila Garcia, 10 February 1837; Peru Catholic Church Records,” images, FamilySearch; from Archivo Nacional del Perú, Lima, Peru FHL microfilms. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.