Peru, Arequipa, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Peru, Arequipa, Civil Registration, 1860-1976 .
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|Flag of the Republic of Peru|
|Location of Arequipa, Peru|
|Record Type:||Civil Registration|
|Title in the Language:||Perú, Arequipa, Registro Civil|
|Arequipa Department Archive, Yanahuara, Arequipa.|
- 1 What is in the Collection?
- 2 What Can these Records Tell Me?
- 3 Collection Contents
- 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 includes records of births, marriages, deaths, indexes and other records created by civil registration offices in the department of Arequipa, Peru between the years 1860-1976. 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.
Reading These Records
To Browse this Collection
|You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Peru, Arequipa, Civil Registration, 1860-1976.|
What Can these Records Tell Me?
The following information is usually found in these records:
|Birth records||Marriage records||Death records|
|Date and place of the registration||Date and place of the registration||Time, date, and place of the registration|
|Child’s name and gender||Date and place of marriage||Deceased’s name, gender, and age (keep in mind that death records for women may be under their married name)|
|Child’s date and place of birth||Groom’s full name and age||Date, place and time of death|
|Legitimacy||Groom’s marital status, occupation, nationality, and residence||Cause of death|
|Parents’ names, their age and residence||Names of groom’s parents and their residence||Parents’ names of deceased|
|Names of witnesses||Bride’s full name and age||Sometimes, name of spouse|
|Bride’s marital status, occupation, nationality, and residence||Names of witnesses, their age(s) and residence|
|Names of bride’s parents and their residence||Name of person registering death and their relationship to the deceased|
|Couple’s statement of religious affiliation|
|Names of witnesses|
As of 12 December 2016 this collection included records from the following provinces:
How Do I Search the Collection?
You can search the index or view the images or both. Before using this collection it is helpful to know:
Search the Index
Search by name by visiting the Collection Page.
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For Help Reading These Records
For help with reading these Spanish records, see the following resources:
How Do I Analyze the Results?
Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images.
What Do I Do Next?
To learn more about using the information available in these records, view these lessons for free:
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?
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 Arequipa. These regions neighbor Arequipa:
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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