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Title in the Language of the Record

Peru, Puno, Registro Civil

What is in the Collection?

This collection includes births, marriages, deaths, and indexes created by civil registration offices in the department of Puno, Peru for the years 1890-2005. Some of these records have been indexed and are available for search.

These records are written in Spanish.; see the section "For Help Reading these Records" for translation helps.

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, Puno, Civil Registration, 1890-2005.

Sample Images

The information in each record varies by year.

Birth records may include the following information:

  • Date and place of registration
  • Name and gender of child
  • Date, time, and place of birth
  • Legitimacy
  • Religious affiliation
  • Parents’ names, ages, origin, and residence
  • Presenter's name, age, civil status, occupation, origin, and residence
  • Witnesses' name, age, civil status, and residence
  • Sometimes, grandparents’ names

Marriage records may include the following:

  • Date and place of registration
  • Names of the bride and groom
  • Date and place of marriage
  • Groom's age, civil status, nationality, race and occupation
  • Names of groom's parents, origin, and residence
  • Bride's age, civil status, nationality, race, and occupation
  • Names of bride's parents, origin, and residence
  • Bride and groom's religious affiliation
  • Names, residence, and ages of witnesses

Death records may include:

  • Time, date, and place of registration
  • Name, gender, and age of the deceased (keep in mind that death records for women may be under their married name)
  • Cause of death
  • Date, place, and time of death
  • Civil status, and occupation of deceased
  • Nationality, origin, and residence of deceased
  • Parents' names of deceased if a minor
  • Presenter's name, age , and occupation
  • Presenter's origin, nationality, and residence
  • Names of witnesses

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, 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.

See the sections below for tips and uses for searching and finding the record of your ancestor in this collection and using the information in the record.

If you are unable to find a record for your ancestor in this collection, see the corresponding section below.


Search 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.

Search Collection by Image:


To search the collection using the browse, you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page
⇒Select the "Province" category
⇒Select the "District or Municipality" category
⇒Select the "Record Type and Years" category which takes you to the images.

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.

What Do I Do Next?

These records are in Spanish. For help reading the records see the following guides:

Using the Information

To learn more about using the information in civil records, view these lessons for free:

Did you find the person you were looking for?

When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.

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.

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.

What if I Can't Find Who I’m Looking For?

A boundary change could have occurred and the record of your ancestor is now in a neighboring region. These regions neighbor Puno:

  • Madre de Dios to the north,
  • Cusco and Arequipa on the west,
  • Moquegua on the southwest, and
  • Tacna to the south.

Church records are also a good substitute when birth, marriage, and death records can’t be found or are unavailable.

Or your ancestor immigrated to another country. Search the records of nearby areas or immigration/emigration records:

Peru Emigration and Immigration

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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, Puno, Civil Registration, 1890-2005." Database with Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Citing Archivo Regional [Regional Archives], Puno, Pero.


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, Puno, Civil Registration, 1890-2005.


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, Puno, Civil Registration, 1890-2005.


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