Peru, Cusco, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Title in the Language of the Record

Perú, Cusco, Registro Civil

Record Description

This collection includes copies of civil registration records of births, marriages, and deaths from several provinces in the department of Cusco in Perú. The collection also includes some baptisms housed at the Archivo Regional de Cusco. Additional images will be published as they become available.

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

Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the data and images published on It may include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.

Civil Registry. Peru, Cusco, civil registration. Regional Archive of Cusco, Peru.

Record Content

Important genealogical information found in birth records may include:
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  • Date and place of the registration
  • Name and sex of the newborn
  • Legitimacy
  • Parents’ names, age, residence and origin
  • Grandparents’ names
Important genealogical information found in marriage records may include:
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  • Date and place of the registration
  • Bride’s full maiden name
  • Groom’s full name
  • Bride and groom ages (or birth dates)
  • Bride and groom place of residence and origin
  • The couple’s previous civil status
  • Their parents’ names and birthplaces and/or current residence
  • Names of the witnesses (these are usually relatives or close friends of the couple)
Important genealogical information found in death records may include:
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  • Time, date, and place of the registration
  • Name of the principal (deceased)
  • Place, date, time, and cause of death
  • Principal's occupation
  • Principal’s age (or birthplace and date)
  • Parents’ names
  • Name of witnesses and their residence
  • Name of person registering the death and his/her relationship to the deceased

How to Use the Record

For a browse collection: To search the collection select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page ⇒Select the “Record” ⇒ Select the “Provincia” ⇒ Select the “Distrito o municipalidad” ⇒ "Tipo de registro y años" which takes you to the images.

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. 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.

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Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection

“Peru, Cusco, Civil Registration, 1889-1997,” images, FamilySearch ( accessed 27 June, 2012), Cusco > Cusco > Nacimientos 1962 feb-abr > image 154 of 252 images, Gladys Vizcarra Guillen, 1962; citing municipal clerks in Cusco, Cusco, Peru.