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== Title in the Language of the Records  ==
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== What is in the Collection? ==
  
'''Registro Civil de La Libertad, Peru'''
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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.
  
== Record Description  ==
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These records are written in [[Spanish Genealogical Word List|Spanish]]; see the section "For Help Reading these Records" for access to translation helps.
  
This collection will include records from 1903-1998.  
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Additional images and indexed records will be published as they become available.  
  
Civil registration in Peru identifies residents and issues certificates regarding their identity. The registration of births, marriages, and deaths documents the civil status of the residents The information in civil records may be the most accurate available for finding an ancestor who lived in Peru. Parish records would be next best since they were created much earlier than the civil records.  
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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/2016224/waypoints Browse] link from the collection landing page.
  
The earlier records are handwritten in a narrative format. The later records are also handwritten but on a printed form. Some of the text may also vary slightly. 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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== Collection Content ==
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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.  
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=== Sample Images ===
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<gallery caption="Peru Lima Civil Registration Examples" perrow="3">
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Image:Peru Lima Civil Registration Bith.jpg|Birth Record
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Image:Peru Lima Civil Registration Marriage.jpg|Marriage Record
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Image:Peru Lima Civil Registration Death.jpg|Death Record
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</gallery>
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==What Can this Collection Tell Me?==
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'''Birth records''' generally include the following information:
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*Child’s name and gender
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*Date and place of birth
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*Names and ages of parents
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*Birthplaces of parents
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*Witnesses of birth
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'''Marriage records''' usually include the following:
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*Names and ages of groom and bride
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*Date and place of marriage
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*Birthplaces of groom and bride
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*Names and ages of groom’s parents
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*Names and ages of bride’s parents
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*Who performed the marriage
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*Names of witnesses
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'''Death records''' may include:
  
In 1876, Peru’s census counted a population of 2.6 million residents, with just over 100,000 of those living in Lima. By 1900, Peru’s population numbered 3.8 million, with 223,807 in Lima. The Family History Library’s collection includes civil registers from the following municipalities:
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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 and place of death
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*Date and place of birth
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*Marital status/name of spouse
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*Names of parents
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*Birthplaces of parents
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*Names of informant/witnesses
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*Date and place of burial
  
*Lima o Cercado de lima&nbsp;
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== How Do I Search the Collection?  ==
*Ancón&nbsp;
 
*Barranco&nbsp;
 
*Chorrillos&nbsp;
 
*Lurigancho&nbsp;
 
*Magdalena del Mar&nbsp;
 
*Magdalena Vieja&nbsp;
 
*Miraflores&nbsp;
 
*San Miguel (previously known as San Miguel del Mar)&nbsp;
 
*Santiago de Surco (previously known as San José de Surco)
 
  
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/2016224/waypoints Browse].  
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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 and an estimated birth, marriage, or death year, some identifying information such as residence, age, and family relationships.  
  
=== Citation 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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'''Search by Name by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2016224 Collection Page]:''' <br>
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Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.  
  
{{Collection citation | text= "Peru, La Libertad Civil Registration, 1903-1998." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Oficina de Registro Civil. Archivo Regional de La Libertad.}}
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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/2016224/waypoints Browse Page]:''' <br>
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To browse the collection you will need to follow this series of links: <br>⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page <br>⇒ Select the appropriate “Department or Region”<br>⇒ Select the appropriate “Province” <br>⇒ Select the appropriate “District or Municipality”<br>⇒ Select the appropriate "Record Type and Years" which takes you to the images.  
  
[[Peru, La Libertad, 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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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
  
== Record Content  ==
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'''For help reading these records:'''
  
<gallery perrow="3" caption="Peru Lima Civil Registration Examples">
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These records are in Spanish. For help reading the records, see the following wiki articles:  
Image:Peru Lima Civil Registration Bith.jpg|Birth Record
 
Image:Peru Lima Civil Registration Marriage.jpg|Marriage Record
 
Image:Peru Lima Civil Registration Death.jpg|Death Record
 
</gallery>
 
  
<br>'''Important genealogical information found in birth records include:'''
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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]
  
*Date and place of registration
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To learn more about using the information in civil records, view these lessons for free:
*Child's name and gender
 
*Child's date and place of birth
 
*Legitimacy of child
 
*Parents’ names, their ages and residence
 
*Names of witnesses
 
  
<br>'''Important genealogical information found in marriage records include:'''
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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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genealógica] - Spanish
  
*Date and place of registration
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==What Do I Do Next?==
*Date and place of marriage
 
*Groom's name, age, marital status, occupation, nativity and residence
 
*Names of groom's parents
 
*Bride's name, age, marital status, occupation, nativity and residence
 
*Names of bride's parents
 
*Statement of religious affiliation
 
*Names of the witnesses
 
  
<br>'''Important genealogical information found in birth records include:'''
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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:
  
*Time, date, and place of the registration
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*The information in church records is usually reliable, but depends upon the reliability of the informant.
*Name, age and gender of deceased
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*Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after the late 1800.
*Date, place and time of death
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*There is also some variation in the information given from one record to another.
*Cause of death
 
*Names of parents
 
*Names of witnesses, their age and residence
 
*Name of person registering death and their relationship to deceased
 
  
== How to Use the Record  ==
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=== I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now? ===
  
To search the collection, select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page <br>⇒ Select the “Departamento o región” <br>⇒ Select the “Provincia” <br>⇒ Select the “Distrito o municipalidad” <br>⇒ Select the "Tipo de registro y años" which takes you to the images.  
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*Use the marriage date and place as the basis for compiling a new family group or for verifying existing information.
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*Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth of each partner to find a couple's birth records and parents' names.
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*Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find the family in census records.
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*Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and land records.
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*Occupations listed can lead you to other types of records such as employment or military records.
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*Use the parents' birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family.
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*The name of the officiator is a clue to their religion or area of residence in the county. However, ministers may have reported marriages performed in other counties.
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*Compile the marriage entries for every person who has the same surname as the bride or groom; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.
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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.
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*Use the marriage number to identify previous marriages.
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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.
  
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. 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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===I Can't Find Who I'm Looking For, What Now?===
  
When browsing this collection it is helpful to know the following:<br>
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*Check for variant spellings of the surnames.
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*Check for a different index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume.
  
*The place where the event occurred<br>
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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:
*The name and surname of the person <br>
 
*The approximate date of the event <br>
 
*The name of the parents or spouse <br>
 
  
== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
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*The Pacific Ocean on the West,
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*Lambayeque, Cajamarca, and Amazonas in the North,
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*San Martín in the East, and
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*Ancash and Huánuco in the South
  
{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[Peru, La Libertad, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)/Known Issues|Wiki article]]. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to [mailto:support@familysearch.org support@familysearch.org]. Please include the full path to the link and a description of the problem in your e-mail. Your assistance will help ensure that future reworks will be considered.  
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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.  
  
== Related Websites  ==
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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)]]
  
*[http://www.geneaservice.nl/navigator/peru/index.html Peru Surname Search]
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Or your ancestor immigrated to another country. Search the records of nearby areas or immigration/emigration records.  
*[http://www.worldgenweb.org/~perwgw/ Peru - The WorldGenWeb Project]
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*[[Peru Emigration and Immigration]]  
  
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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*[[Peru|Peru]]
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==Citing this Collection==
*[[Peru Civil Registration]]
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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.  
*[[Peru History]]
 
  
== Contributions to This Article  ==
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'''Collection Citation''':<br> {{Collection citation | text= "Peru, La Libertad Civil Registration, 1903-1998." Database with Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Citing Archivo Regional de La Libertad, Trujillo [La Libertad Regional Archives, Trujillo].}}<br><br>
  
{{Contributor invite}}  
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'''Record Citation''' (or citation for the index entry):<br> {{Record Citation Link
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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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'''Image Citation''':<br> {{Image Citation Link
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When you copy information from a record, you should list where you found the information. This will help you or others to find the record again. It is also good to keep track of records where you did not find information, including the names of the people you looked for in the records.
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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
  
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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{{Contributor invite}}
  
=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
 
  
“Peru La Libertad, Civil Registration, 1903-1997,” images, ''FamilySearch'' https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1961-27111-27349-90?cc=2016224&amp;wc=MMMZ-YMZ:1796442028&nbsp;: accessed 2 Aug 2012), Peru La Libertad, Civil Registration, 1903-1907, La Libertad &gt; Huamachuco &amp;gt Huamachuco &gt; Nacimientos 1982 nov - dic &gt; image 4 of 233; entry for Felix Leonard Compos Medrao, born 7 November 1982, Concejo, Provicial de Sanchez Carrion, Registro Civil.Regional Archive of La Libertad. Civil Registration (Registros Civiles). Regional Archive of La Libertad.
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This article describes a collection of records at FamilySearch.org.
La Libertad, Peru
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Record Description
Record Type: Civil Registration
Collection years: 1903-1998
Languages: Spanish
Title in the Languages: Registro Civil de La Libertad, Peru
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
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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.

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

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, La Libertad, Civil Registration, 1903-1998.

Collection Content

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.

Sample Images

What Can this Collection Tell Me?

Birth records generally include the following information:

  • Child’s name and gender
  • Date and place of birth
  • Names and ages of parents
  • Birthplaces of parents
  • Witnesses of birth

Marriage records usually include the following:

  • Names and ages of groom and bride
  • Date and place of marriage
  • Birthplaces of groom and bride
  • Names and ages of groom’s parents
  • Names and ages of bride’s parents
  • Who performed the marriage
  • Names of witnesses

Death records may include:

  • Deceased’s, gender, name and age (keep in mind that death records for women may be filed under their married name)
  • Date and place of death
  • Date and place of birth
  • Marital status/name of spouse
  • Names of parents
  • Birthplaces of parents
  • Names of informant/witnesses
  • Date and place of burial

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:
Fill in the requested information in the initial search page. This search will return a list of possible matches. Compare the information about the ancestors in the list to what you already know about your ancestors to determine if this is the correct family or person. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to find your ancestor.

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:
To browse the collection you will need to follow this series of links:
⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒ Select the appropriate “Department or Region”
⇒ Select the appropriate “Province”
⇒ Select the appropriate “District or Municipality”
⇒ Select the appropriate "Record Type and Years" 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

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:

genealógica] - Spanish

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?

  • Use the marriage date and place as the basis for compiling a new family group or for verifying existing information.
  • Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth of each partner to find a couple's birth records and parents' names.
  • Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth to find the family in census records.
  • Use the residence and names of the parents to locate church and land records.
  • Occupations listed can lead you to other types of records such as employment or military records.
  • Use the parents' birth places to find former residences and to establish a migration pattern for the family.
  • The name of the officiator is a clue to their religion or area of residence in the county. However, ministers may have reported marriages performed in other counties.
  • Compile the marriage entries for every person who has the same surname as the bride or groom; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.
  • 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.
  • Use the marriage number to identify previous marriages.
  • When looking for a person who had a common name, look at all the entries for the name before deciding which is correct.

I Can't Find Who I'm Looking For, What Now?

  • Check for variant spellings of the surnames.
  • Check for a different index. There are often indexes at the beginning of each volume.

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:

  • The Pacific Ocean on the West,
  • Lambayeque, Cajamarca, and Amazonas in the North,
  • San Martín in the East, and
  • Ancash and Huánuco in 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, La Libertad items or FHL Keyword Peru, La Libertad 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, La Libertad Civil Registration, 1903-1998." Database with Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Citing Archivo Regional de La Libertad, Trujillo [La Libertad Regional Archives, Trujillo].

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, La Libertad, Civil Registration, 1903-1998.

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, La Libertad, Civil Registration, 1903-1998.

How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?

We welcome user additions to FamilySearch Historical Records wiki articles. We are looking for additional information that will help readers understand the topic and better use the available records. We also need translations for collection titles and images in articles about records written in languages other than English. For specific needs, please visit WikiProject FamilySearch Records.

Please follow these guidelines as you make changes. Thank you for any contributions you may provide.