Peru, La Libertad, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Peru, La Libertad, Civil Registration, 1903-1998 .
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|La Libertad, Peru|
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|Location of La Libertad, Peru|
|Record Type:||Civil Registration|
|Title in the Languages:||Registro Civil de La Libertad, Peru|
|Archivo Regional de La Libertad, Trujillo (La Libertad Regional Archives, Trujillo).|
- 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?
Births, marriages, deaths, indexes and other records created by civil registration offices in the department of La Libertad, Peru 1903-1998. 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. Originals are kept at the Archivo Regional de La Libertad en Trujillo, Peru.
Additional images and indexed records will be published as they become available.
|You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Peru, La Libertad, Civil Registration, 1903-1998.|
The information in each record varies by year. The earlier records are handwritten in a narrative format. The later records are also handwritten but on a printed form.
As of 12 December 2016 this collection included records from the following provinces in La Libertad:
Images from the province of Celendin in Cajamarca are also included.
What Can this Collection Tell Me?
Birth records generally include the following information:
Marriage records usually include the following:
Death records may include:
How Do I Search the Collection?
When searching: As you are searching it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor's given name and surname and an estimated birth, marriage, or death year, some identifying information such as residence, age, and family relationships.
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.
Search by Name by visiting the Collection Page:
View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:
Look at the image and compare the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine if the image relates to them. You may need to look at several images and compare the information about the individuals listed in those images to your ancestors to make this determination
For help reading these records:
These records are in Spanish. For help reading the records, see the following wiki articles:
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:
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 La Libertad. These regions neighbor La Libertad:
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.
Record Citation (or citation for the index entry):
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