Peru, Amazonas, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Peru, Amazonas, Civil Registration, 1939-1998 .
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|Location of Amazonas, Peru|
|Record Type:||Civil Registration|
|Title in the Languages:||Registro Civil de Amazonas, Peru|
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- 1 What is in the Collection?
- 2 Collection Content
- 3 What Can this Collection Tell Me?
- 4 How Do I Search the Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Citing this Collection
- 7 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
What is in the Collection?
This collection consists of births, marriages, deaths, indexes and other records created by civil registration offices in the department of Amazonas, Peru for the years 1939-1998. Some of these records have been indexed and are searchable as part of this collection. Additional images and indexed records will be published as they become available.
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As of 9 December 2016 this collection included records from the following provinces:
What Can this Collection Tell Me?
The information in each record varies by year.
Birth records generally include the following information:
Marriage records may include:
Death records may include:
How Do I Search the Collection?
Some record sets have indexes; these indexes were created at the end of the year. Copy errors could have been made in the index, so you want to find the actual record to verify the information is correct. Using the index is a helpful way to find the actual record.
When searching: As you are searching it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor's given name and surname, some identifying information such as an estimated event date, residence, age, and family relationships.
Search by Name by visiting the Collection Page:
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For Help Reading these Records:
These records are in Spanish. For help reading the records, see the following wiki articles:
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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:
I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?
For death records, the information in records is usually reliable, but depends upon the knowledge of the informant.
For marriage and death records, name changes, shortened names, or nicknames may have been used by your ancestors, so pay attention to other relationships (parents, spouse, siblings, children, etc.) that can confirm whether you have the right person/record.
Witnesses were sometimes relatives of the deceased or the deceased's parents.
When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
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.
Continue to search the indexes and records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have lived in the same area or a nearby area.
I Can't Find Who I'm Looking for, What Now?
If you are unable to find your ancestor(s) in these civil registers, then try searching in the areas surrounding Amazonas. These regions neighbor Amazonas:
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. Before the government instituted civil registration in Peru, the Catholic Church was the only institution tracking the births, marriages, and deaths of the population.
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.
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