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Collection Time Period

This index covers events from 1500 through the mid 1900s. 

Record History

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

Why This 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. 

Record Description

The index is an electronic database of information transcribed from original records.

Record Content

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

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

The key genealogical facts found in marriage index entries may include:

  • Name of bride and groom
  • Names of the parents
  • Marriage date
  • Marriage place
  • Family History Library Microfilm and item numbers for the source materials

The key genealogical facts found in death or burial index entries may include:

  • Name of the deceased
  • Gender
  • Names of the parents
  • Name of the spouse (if married)
  • Death or burial date
  • Death or burial place
  • 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 christening, search by the given name of the child, adding parents' names and as much locality information as is permitted. 

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Related Wiki Articles

Peru Church Records


Sources of This Collection

Each entry in this index has a source listed. The index may be a compilation of records from a variety of sources, including the following:

  • Family Records
  • Church Records
  • Civil Registration


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