Perú, Huánuco Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Huánuco, Peru
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Record Description
Record Type: Civil Registration
Collection years: 1889-1997
Languages: Spanish
Title in the Language: Registro Civil del Departamento de Huánuco, Perú
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Archivo Regional de Huánuco (Huánuco Regional Archives, Huánuco).


What is in the Collection?

This is a collection of civil registration records of births, marriages, and deaths for the years 1889 to 1997 from localities in the department of Huánuco, Peru. These records are written in Spanish; see the section For Help Reading these Records for translation helps.

The Department of Huánuco includes the following provinces:

  • Ambo
  • Dos de Mayo
  • Huacaybamba
  • Huamalies
  • Huanuco
  • Lauricocha
  • Leoncio Prado
  • Marañon
  • Pachitea
  • Puerto Inca
  • Yarowilca

Some of these provinces may not be represented completely in the FamilySearch website, but images and data will continue to be published as they become available. All the records were handwritten in Spanish, earlier records in narrative style and later ones in formatted registers. If you have more descriptive information about these records, please help us by supplying appropriate information here.

To Browse this Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Perú, Huánuco Civil Registration.

Collection Content

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What Can this Collection Tell Me?

Baptismal records usually contain the following information:

  • Name of civil registration office
  • Name and gender of child
  • Date, place and time of birth
  • Father's name, age and occupation
  • Father's origin, nationality and residence
  • Mother's name, age and occupation
  • Mother's origin, nationality and residence
  • Name of person making the registration
  • Declarant's age, occupation, origin, nationality and residence

Marriage records usually contain the following information:

  • Date, place, and time of marriage
  • Names of bride and groom
  • Groom's age, civil status, residence, origin and nationality
  • Names of groom's parents and their nationality
  • Bride's age, civil status, residence, origin and nationality
  • Names of bride's parents and their nationality
  • Names of witnesses, their age(s) and residence(s)

Death records usually contain the following information:

  • Date and place of registration
  • Name, age and gender of deceased
  • Civil status, occupation and residence of deceased
  • Origin and nationality of deceased
  • Date, time and place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Name of person making the registration
  • Declarant's age, occupation, origin, nationality and residence

How Do I Search the Collection?

As you are searching it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor’s first name or some identifying information such as residence and age, and family relationships. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your relative and that your relative may have used nicknames or different names at different times.

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:
⇒ select "Browse" link in the initial collection page
⇒ Select the "Province" category
⇒ Select the "District or Municipality" category
⇒ Select the "Record Type and Years" which takes you to the images.

Search the collection by image 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.

For help reading these records:

These records are in Spanish. For help reading the records see the following guides:

To learn more about using the information in civil records, view these lessons for free:

What Do I Do Next?

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. Keep in mind:

  • The information in church records is usually reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the informant.
  • Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after the late 1800.
  • There is also some variation in the information given from one record to another.

I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?

  • Use the marriage date and place as the basis for compiling a new family group or for verifying existing information.
  • 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.
  • Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find the family in census records.
  • Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and land records.
  • Occupations listed can lead you to other types of records such as employment or military records.
  • Use the parents' birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Use the marriage number to identify previous marriages.
  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.

I Can't Find Who I'm Looking for, What Now?

  • Check for variant spellings of the surnames.
  • Check for a different index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume.
  • Search the indexes and records of nearby localities.

A boundary change could have occurred and the record of your ancestor is now in a neighboring region. These regions neighbor Huanuco:

  • La Libertad and San Martin on the north
  • Ucayall on the east
  • Pasco and Lima on the south, and
  • Ancash on the west.

Your ancestor may have immigrated to another country. Search the records of nearby areas or immigration/emigration records.

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

Citing this Collection

Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.
 
Collection Citation:

"Peru, Huánuco, Civil Registration, 1889-1997." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017.


Image Citation:

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