Peru, Lambayeque Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Peru, Lambayeque, Civil Registration, 1873-1998 .
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|Location of Lambayeque, Peru|
|Record Type:||Civil Registration|
|Title in the Language:||Registro Civil de Lambayeque, Peru|
|Civil Registration for Lambayeque|
- 1 What is in the Collection?
- 2 What Can this Collection Tell Me?
- 3 Collection Contenst
- 4 How Do I Search the Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Citations for 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 Lambayeque, Peru from 1873 to 1998. Some of these records have been indexed and are searchable as part of this collection. Additional indexed records will be published as they become available.
Earlier records are all handwritten in a narrative format. The later records are also handwritten but on a printed format.
Peru's territory, according to the Regionalization Law which was passed on November 18, 2002, is divided into 26 units: 25 regions (regiones; singular: región) and the Lima Province. The regions are subdivided into provinces (provincias), which are composed of districts (distritos). Lambayeque is a region consisting of three provinces: Chiclayo, Ferrenafe, and Lambayeque.
The registration of births, marriages, and deaths in Peru documents the civil status of the residents. Before the government instituted civil registration in Peru, the Catholic Church was the only institution tracking the births, marriages, and deaths of the population. In 1852, during the Republican Era, the government instituted civil registration. This was first done by political authorities, such as prefecture, subprefecture, and state. In 1856, this responsibility was given to municipalities. Currently, civil registration is in the hands of RENIEC, which delegates the registration process to municipal registrars.
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What Can this Collection Tell Me?
Birth records may include:
- Date and place of registration
- Child's name and gender
- Child's date and place of birth
- Father's name, age, occupation and origin
- Mother's maiden name, age, occupation and origin
Marriage records may include:
- Date and place of the registration
- Groom's name and age
- Groom's occupation, origin and residence
- Names of groom's parents, their origin and residence
- Bride's name and age
- Bride's origin and residence
- Names of bride's parents, their origin and residence
- Names of witnesses, their age(s), civil status and residence
Death records may include:
- Time, date, and place of registration
- Name, age and gender of deceased
- Race, civil status, and occupation of deceased
- Nationality and origin of deceased
- Parents' names
- Declarant's name, age, civil status, occupation, origin and residence
- Names of witnesses, their age(s), origin and residence
For genealogical research, the birth, marriage, and death records contain important information for at least two and sometimes three generations of ancestors in one document.
As of 14 December 2016 this collection included records from the following districts or municipalities:
How Do I Search the Collection?
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