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| LOC_01 = Amazonas
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| record_type = Civil Registration
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| start_year = 1935
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| end_year = 1999
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| language = [[Spanish Genealogical Word List|Spanish]]
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| title_language = Registro Civil de Amazonas, Peru
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| RW_URL_01 = [http://www.iberarchivos.org/proyectos/conservacion-del-archivo-historico-2001-204/ Conservation of Historic Archive of Amazonas]
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| RW_URL_02 = [http://www.regionamazonas.gob.pe/archivoregional/ Archivos Regionales del Amazonas]
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| custodian = [http://www.regionamazonas.gob.pe/archivoregional/ Regional Archives of Amazonas]
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== What is in the Collection?  ==
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This collection consists of births, marriages, deaths, indexes and other records created by civil registration offices in the department of Amazonas, Peru for the years 1939-1998. 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.
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For a list of localities currently published in this collection, select the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//familysearch.org/recapi/sord/collection/1999173/waypoints Browse] link from the collection landing page.
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== Collection Content  ==
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===Sample Images===
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Image:Peru Amazonas Luya Civil Registration DGS 5028338 35.jpg|Birth Record
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Image:Peru Amazonas Civil Registration marriage.jpg|Marriage Record
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==What Can this Collection Tell Me?==
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The information in each record varies by year.
  
== Title in the Language of the Record  ==
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'''Birth records''' generally include the following information:
  
'''Registro Civil de Amazonas, Peru'''  
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*Name and gender of child
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*Date, place and time of birth
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*Informant's name, age, civil status, and occupation
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*Informant's origin, nationality, and residence
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*Father's name, age, civil status, and occupation
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*Father's origin, nationality, and residence
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*Mother's name, age, civil status, and occupation
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*Mother's origin, nationality, and residence
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*Names of witnesses
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*Witnesses' age, occupation, and residence
  
== Record Description  ==
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'''Marriage records''' may include:
  
This Collection will include records from 1939 to 1995.
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*Names and ages of the groom and bride
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*Date and place of the marriage
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*Groom's origin, occupation, and residence
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*Groom's marital status
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*Names of groom's parents, their nativity, and current residence
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*Bride's origin, civil status, occupation, and residence
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*Names of bride's parents, their nativity, and current residence
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*Names of witnesses, their age, civil status, occupation, and residence
  
Copies of original civil registration records of births, marriages, and deaths from the department of Amazonas in Peru. Additional images will be published as they become available.
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'''Death records''' may include:
  
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. Civil registration in Peru started on June 21, 1852.
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*Informant's name, age, marital status, occupation, birthplace, nationality, and residence
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*Deceased’s gender, name and age (keep in mind that death records for women may be filed under their married name)
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*Date, time, and place of death
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*Place of birth
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*Occupation, nationality, and residence
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*Marital status/name of spouse
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*Names and ages of parents
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*Occupations and residences of parents
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*Date and place of burial
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*Names, ages, occupations, and residences of witnesses
  
For a list of records by localities and dates currently published in this collection, select the [https://www.familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https%3A//api.familysearch.org/records/collection/1999173/waypoints Browse].
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== How Do I Search the Collection? ==
  
=== Citations for This Collection  ===
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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.
  
The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in FamilySearch.org Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.  
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'''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 an estimated event date, residence, age, and family relationships.  
  
{{Collection citation | text= "Peru, Amazonas, Civil Registration, 1939-1995." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. }}
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'''Search by Name by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1999173 Collection Page]:'''<br>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 know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to look at the information on several individuals comparing the information about them to your ancestors to make this determination. Keep in mind: 
  
[[Peru, Amazonas, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
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*There may be more than one person with the same name.
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*You ancestor may be using a nickname or alias.
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*Even though there is an index there may still be inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.  
  
== Record Content  ==
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'''View  images in this collection by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/recapi/sord/collection/1999173/waypoints Browse Page]:'''<br> To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:<br>
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⇒ Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page<br>
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⇒ Select the "Province" category<br>
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⇒ Select the "District or Municipality" category<br>
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⇒ Select the "Record Type and Year" category which takes you to the images<br>
  
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''' For help reading these records: '''
Image:Peru Amazonas Civil Registration marriage.jpg
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Image:Peru Amazonas Luya Civil Registration DGS 5028338 35.jpg
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These records are in Spanish. For help reading the records, see the following wiki articles:
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*[[Spanish Genealogical Word List]]
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*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/results.html?fq=place%3A%22Spain%22 Reading Spanish handwritten records]
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*[https://script.byu.edu/Pages/Spanish/en/welcome.aspx Script tutorial for Spanish]
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To learn more about using the information in civil records, view these lessons for free:
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*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/documentos-esenciales-para-buscar-a-sus-antepasados/587 Documentos esenciales para buscar a sus antepasados] - Spanish
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==What Do I Do Next?==
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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:
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*The information in church records is usually reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the informant.
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*Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after the late 1800.
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*There is also some variation in the information given from one record to another.
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=== I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now? ===
  
'''Important genealogical information found in birth records include:'''
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For death records, the information in records is usually reliable, but depends upon the knowledge of the informant.
  
*Name and gender of child
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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.
*Date, place and time of birth
 
*Declarant's name, age, civil status and occupation
 
*Declarant's origin, nationality and residence
 
*Father's name, age, civil status and occupation
 
*Father's origin, nationality and residence
 
*Mother's name, age, civil status and occupation
 
*Mother's origin, nationality and residence
 
*Names of witnesses
 
*Witnesses' age, occupation and residence
 
  
<br>'''Important genealogical information found in marriage records include:'''  
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Witnesses were sometimes relatives of the deceased or the deceased's parents.
  
*Full names of the groom and bride
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When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.
*Date and place of the marriage
 
*Groom's age, origin, civil status, occupation and residence
 
*Names of groom's parents, their nativity and current residence
 
*Bride's age, origin, civil status, occupation and residence
 
*Names of bride's parents, their nativity and current residence
 
*Names of witnesses, their age, civil status, occupation and residence
 
  
== How to Use the Record  ==
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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.
  
To search the collection you will need to follow this series of links:<br>⇒ Select the "Browse" link in the initial search page<br>⇒ Select the "Provincia" category<br>⇒ Select the "Distrito o municipalidad" category<br>⇒ Select the "Tipo de registro y años" category which takes you to the images.  
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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.  
  
Look at the images one by one 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.
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=== I Can't Find Who I'm Looking for, What Now? ===
  
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.  
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If you are unable to find your ancestor(s) in these civil registers, then try searching in the areas surrounding Amazonas. These regions neighbor Amazonas:
  
Catholic Church records would be the next record to search.
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*Equador on the North,
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*Loreto on the East,
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*Cajamarca on the West, and
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*San Martin on the South
  
== Related Websites  ==
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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.
  
*[http://net.lib.byu.edu/fslab/researchoutlines/LatinAmerica/Peru.pdf Peru Research Outline]
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*[[Peru Church Records]]
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*[[Peru Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Peru Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Peru Deaths (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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*[[Peru Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
  
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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Or your ancestor immigrated to another country. Search the records of nearby areas or immigration/emigration records.
  
*[[Peru]]  
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[[Peru Emigration and Immigration]]<br><br>
*[[Peru Civil Registration]]
 
*[[Peru History]]
 
  
== Contributions to This Article  ==
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==Citing this Collection==
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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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'''Collection citation''':<br> {{Collection citation | text= "Peru, Amazonas, Civil Registration, 1939-1998." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Citing Archivo Regional [Regional Archives, Amazonas].}}<br><br>
  
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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'''Record Citation'''
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A suggested format for keeping track of records that you have searched is found in the wiki article [[Help:How to Cite FamilySearch Collections]].
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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
  
=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
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{{Contributor invite}}
  
“Peru, Amazonas, Civil Registration, 1939-1995,” images, ''FamilySearch'' (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-24116-20853-17?cc=1999173&amp;wc=MMYD-SNL:380100950: accessed 4 September 2012), Luya &gt; Conila &gt; Nacimientos 1980 ene-dic &gt; image 76 of 80 images, Joel Cruz Chuquizuta, 1980; citing Registro del Estado Civil, Conila, Luya, Peru.
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Amazonas, Peru
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Record Description
Record Type: Civil Registration
Collection years: 1935-1999
Languages: Spanish
Title in the Languages: Registro Civil de Amazonas, Peru
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
Archive
Regional Archives of Amazonas


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 Amazonas, Peru for the years 1939-1998. 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.

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

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Peru, Amazonas, Civil Registration, 1939-1998.

Collection Content

Sample Images

What Can this Collection Tell Me?

The information in each record varies by year.

Birth records generally include the following information:

  • Name and gender of child
  • Date, place and time of birth
  • Informant's name, age, civil status, and occupation
  • Informant's origin, nationality, and residence
  • Father's name, age, civil status, and occupation
  • Father's origin, nationality, and residence
  • Mother's name, age, civil status, and occupation
  • Mother's origin, nationality, and residence
  • Names of witnesses
  • Witnesses' age, occupation, and residence

Marriage records may include:

  • Names and ages of the groom and bride
  • Date and place of the marriage
  • Groom's origin, occupation, and residence
  • Groom's marital status
  • Names of groom's parents, their nativity, and current residence
  • Bride's origin, civil status, occupation, and residence
  • Names of bride's parents, their nativity, and current residence
  • Names of witnesses, their age, civil status, occupation, and residence

Death records may include:

  • Informant's name, age, marital status, occupation, birthplace, nationality, and residence
  • Deceased’s gender, name and age (keep in mind that death records for women may be filed under their married name)
  • Date, time, and place of death
  • Place of birth
  • Occupation, nationality, and residence
  • Marital status/name of spouse
  • Names and ages of parents
  • Occupations and residences of parents
  • Date and place of burial
  • Names, ages, occupations, and residences of witnesses

How Do I Search the Collection?

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.

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 an estimated event date, residence, age, and family relationships.

Search by Name by visiting the Collection Page:
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 know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to look at the information on several individuals comparing the information about them to your ancestors to make this determination. Keep in mind:

  • There may be more than one person with the same name.
  • You ancestor may be using a nickname or alias.
  • Even though there is an index there may still be inaccuracies, such as altered spellings, misinterpretations, and optical character recognition errors if the information was scanned.

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:
To search the collection 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 Year" category which takes you to the images

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:

  • The information in church records is usually reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the informant.
  • Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after the late 1800.
  • There is also some variation in the information given from one record to another.

I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now?

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.

Witnesses were sometimes relatives of the deceased or the deceased's parents.

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

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.

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 Amazonas. These regions neighbor Amazonas:

  • Equador on the North,
  • Loreto on the East,
  • Cajamarca on the West, and
  • San Martin on the South

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.

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

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Don't overlook FHL Place Peru, Amazonas items or FHL Keyword Peru, Amazonas 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.

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, Amazonas, Civil Registration, 1939-1998." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Citing Archivo Regional [Regional Archives, Amazonas].

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, Amazonas, Civil Registration, 1939-1998.

Record Citation

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, Amazonas, Civil Registration, 1939-1998.

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