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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.  
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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;
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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.
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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.
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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.
  
 
=== 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. 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
 
{{Collection citation
| text = <!--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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| text = Archbishoprics and Dioceses in Peru. Catholic Church Records. Archivo Nacional del Perú, Lima.}}  
  
Information about creating source citations for FamilySearch Historical Collections is listed in the wiki article [[Help:How to Create Source Citations For FamilySearch Historical Records Collections]].  
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{{Collection citation | text= "Peru, Catholic Church Records, 1603-1992." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. }}
  
=== Record Content  ===
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'''The key genealogical facts found in most baptism records include:'''
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== Record Content  ==
  
[[Image:Baptism from Peru DGS 4341347 1241.jpg|thumb|right]]  
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'''These baptismal records usually contain the following information:''' [[Image:Baptism from Peru DGS 4341347 1241.jpg|thumb|right]]  
  
*Place of baptism
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*Date and parish of baptism  
*Date of baptism  
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*Name and gender of person baptized
*Gender of the child
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*Child's date of birth  
*Date of birth  
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*Name of the child baptized&nbsp;
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*Legitimacy  
 
*Legitimacy  
*Parents’ names
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*Father's name
*Residence of the parents
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*Mother's maiden name
*Paternal grandparents’ names
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*Names of godparents
*Maternal grandparents’ names
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*Godparents’ names
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'''The key genealogical facts found in most marriage records include:'''  
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'''These marriage records usually contain the following information:''' [[Image:Marriage From Peru DGS 4717092 28.jpg|thumb|right]]
  
[[Image:Marriage From Peru DGS 4717092 28.jpg|thumb|right]]
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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
  
*Place of marriage
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'''These burial records usually contain the following information:''' [[Image:Burials from Peru DGS 4716966 384.jpg|thumb|right]]
*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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'''The key genealogical facts found in most death or burial records include:'''
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*Date and place of burial  
 
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*Name of deceased
[[Image:Burials from Peru DGS 4716966 384.jpg|thumb|right]]
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*Age and marital status of deceased
 
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*Spouse’s name, if married  
*Deceased’s place of burial  
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*Date of burial
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*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)  
 
*Legitimacy (not always)  
*Parents’ names
 
 
*Residence of the deceased  
 
*Residence of the deceased  
*Age at time of death
 
 
*Place of death  
 
*Place of death  
 
*Cause of death
 
*Cause of death
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== How to Use the Record  ==
 
== How to Use the Record  ==
  
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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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.  
  
When searching the index it is helpful to know the following:
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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.
  
*The place where the event occurred
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== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
*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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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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{{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.  
 
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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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For example:  
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*Use the marriage date and place as the basis for compiling a new family group or for verifying existing information.  
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*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 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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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.
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=== Why the Record Was Created  ===
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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.
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=== Record Reliability  ===
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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.  
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== Related Websites  ==
 
== 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 Church Records|Peru Church Records]]
 
*[[Peru Church Records|Peru Church Records]]
  
=== Contributions to This Article  ===
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== Contributions to This Article  ==
  
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
 
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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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.  
  
==== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ====
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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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=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
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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.
  
“Peru, Catholic Church records, 1630-1992,” digital 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.
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Revision as of 16:52, 3 May 2013

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.