Peru, Cajamarca, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Title in the Language of the Record

Perú, Cajamarca, Registro Civil

What is in the Collection?

This Collection will include records from 1938 to 1996. These records are written in Spanish.

Copies of original civil registration records of births, marriages, and deaths from the department of Cajamarca in Peru. The original records are housed in the Archivo Regional de Lambayeque.

For a list of records by localities and dates currently published in this collection, select the Browse link from the collection landing page.

Collection Content

Birth records usually contain the following information:
  • Place of registration
  • Name of child
  • Date, time and place of birth
  • Legitimacy
  • Presenter's name, age, civil status, occupation and residence
  • Number of previous children of this mother
  • Parents’ names, age, civil status, occupation and origin
  • Witnesses' names, age, civil status and residence
Marriage records usually contain the following information:
  • Place and date of registration
  • Names of the groom and bride
  • Date and place of marriage
  • Groom’s age, civil status, occupation, origin and current residence
  • Names of groom's parents
  • Bride's age, civil status, origin and current residence
  • Names of bride's parents
  • Parish name and date of their religious wedding
  • Names of witnesses
Death records usually contain the following information:
  • Date and place of death
  • Name and gender of deceased
  • Race, age and civil status of deceased
  • Presenter's name, age, civil status, occupation, residence and origin
  • Place of origin of deceased
  • Cause of death
  • Parents’ names and their place of origin
  • Burial information

How Do I Search the Collection?

Searching The Collection

To search the collection by name:
Fill in the requested information in the boxes on the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the individuals in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person.
To search the collection:
⇒select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select the appropriate “Province”
⇒Select the appropriate “District or Municipality”
⇒Select the appropriate "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.

As you are searching it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor’s given name and surname, 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 ancestor and that your ancestor may have used nicknames or different names at different times.

When you have located your ancestor’s birth, marriage, or death record, carefully evaluate each piece of information about them. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. For example:

  • Use the date along with the place to find the family in church or other records.
  • The parent’s birth places can tell you former residences and can help to establish a migration pattern for the family.

For Help Reading These Records

These records are in Spanish. For help reading the records, see the following wiki articles:

Spanish Genealogical Word List

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Don't overlook FHL Place Peru, Cajamarca items or FHL Keyword Peru, Cajamarca items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see Peru Archives and Libraries.

Related Websites

Peru - The WorldGenWeb Project

Related Wiki Articles


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, Cajamarca, Civil Registration, 1938-1996" Database with Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Citing Archivo Regional de Lambayeque.


Record citation (or citation for the index entry):

The citation for a record is available with each record in this collection, at the bottom of the record screen. You can search records in this collection by visiting the search page for Peru, Cajamarca, Civil Registration, 1938-1996.

Image Citation:

The image citation is available by clicking on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Peru, Cajamarca, Civil Registration, 1938-1996.

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