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| RW_URL_01 = [http://www.agn.gob.pe/ Archivo General de la Nación]
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| RW_URL_02 = [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lima#History English wiki entry on Lima]
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| RW_URL_03 = [http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lima#Historia Spanish wiki entry on Lima]
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| RW_URL_04 = [http://antenamunicipal.galeon.com/productos1837132.html Historia de Lima Peru]
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| RW_URL_05 = [http://books.google.com/books?id=opOPx386EzYC&dq=lima%20peru%20historia&pg=PP1#v=onepage&q&f=false "Colección de Historiadores del Peru," a Google eBook, published in 1882]
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| RW_URL_06 = [https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/images/6/66/Peru_Research_Outline.pdf Research Outline for Peru]
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| RW_URL_07 = [http://www.genealogiaperu.org/ipigengl.htm Peruvian Institute for Genealogical Studies]
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| RW_URL_08 = [http://www.genealogiaperu.org/ Instituto Peruano de Investigaciones Genealógicas]
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| RW_URL_09 = [http://genforum.genealogy.com/peru/all.html Peru GenForum]
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== Title in the Language of the Records ==
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== What is in the Collection? ==
  
'''Registro Civil de Lima, Peru.'''
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This collection includes birth, marriage, and death records from 1874-1996 for the city of Lima and other surrounding municipalities.  
  
== Record Description  ==
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These records are written in [[Spanish Genealogical Word List|Spanish]]; see the section [[Peru, Lima, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)#For Help Reading these Records|For Help Reading these Records]] for translation helps.  
 
 
Civil registration in Peru started on June 21, 1852.
 
 
 
This collection includes records from 1874-1997.  
 
  
 
The earlier records are all handwritten in a narrative format. The later records are also handwritten but on a printed format. Some of their text may also vary slightly.  
 
The earlier records are all handwritten in a narrative format. The later records are also handwritten but on a printed format. Some of their text may also vary slightly.  
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Additional information about these records can be found in the wiki article [[Peru Civil Registration|Peru Civil Registration]].  
 
Additional information about these records can be found in the wiki article [[Peru Civil Registration|Peru Civil Registration]].  
  
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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The Family History Library’s collection includes civil registers from the following municipalities:  
 
 
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:&nbsp;
 
  
 
*Lima o Cercado de lima&nbsp;  
 
*Lima o Cercado de lima&nbsp;  
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*Santiago de Surco (previously known as San José de Surco)
 
*Santiago de Surco (previously known as San José de Surco)
  
<br>Civil registration in Peru identifies all its residents and issues certificates regarding their identity. The registration of births, marriages, and deaths documents the civil status of the residents.
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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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'''General Information about These Records'''
  
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/1430936/waypoints Browse].  
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Civil registration in Peru started on June 21, 1852. 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.  
  
=== Citation for This Collection  ===
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Civil registration in Peru identifies all its residents and issues certificates regarding their identity. The registration of births, marriages, and deaths documents the civil status of the residents. 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 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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== Collection Content  ==
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===Sample Images===
  
{{Collection citation | text= "Peru, Lima, Civil Registration, 1874-1996." Index and Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2013. Citing Registro Civil. Archivo General de la Nación.}}
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<gallery perrow="3" caption="Peru Lima Civil Registration Examples">
 
 
[[Peru, Lima, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)#Citation_Example_for_a_Record_Found_in_This_Collection|Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.]]
 
 
 
== Record Content  ==
 
 
 
<gallery caption="Peru Lima Civil Registration Examples" perrow="3">
 
 
Image:Peru Lima Civil Registration Bith.jpg|Birth Record
 
Image:Peru Lima Civil Registration Bith.jpg|Birth Record
 
Image:Peru Lima Civil Registration Marriage.jpg|Marriage Record
 
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<br>'''Important genealogical information found in birth records include:'''  
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=== Maps  ===
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*[http://www.worldmapsonline.com/images/academia/countries/academia_peru_political_lg.jpg Peru in the early 21st century]
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*[http://broermapsonline.org/online/SouthAmerica/Peru/limaperu(4)1-100001983.html Part of Lima in 1983] (see [http://broermapsonline.org/online/SouthAmerica/Peru/ Broer Map Library] for more parts)
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*[http://www.maproom.org/00/09/present.php?m=0094 Southern South America in 1891, with a closeup of Lima]
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*[http://ids.lib.harvard.edu/ids/view/10857662?buttons=y Peru in 1871]
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==What Can this Collection Tell Me?==
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'''Birth records''' may include the following information:
  
 
*Date and place of the registration  
 
*Date and place of the registration  
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*Names of witnesses
 
*Names of witnesses
  
'''Important genealogical information found in marriage records include:'''  
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'''Marriage records''' may include the following:
  
 
*Date and place of the registration  
 
*Date and place of the registration  
 
*Date and place of marriage  
 
*Date and place of marriage  
 
*Groom's full name and age  
 
*Groom's full name and age  
*Groom's marital status, occupation, nationality and residence  
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*Groom's marital status, occupation, nationality, and residence  
 
*Names of groom's parents and their residence  
 
*Names of groom's parents and their residence  
 
*Bride’s full name and age  
 
*Bride’s full name and age  
*Bride's marital status, occupation, nationality and residence  
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*Bride's marital status, occupation, nationality, and residence  
 
*Names of bride's parents and their residence  
 
*Names of bride's parents and their residence  
 
*Couple's statement of religious affiliation  
 
*Couple's statement of religious affiliation  
 
*Names of witnesses
 
*Names of witnesses
  
'''Important genealogical information found in birth records include:'''  
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'''Death records''' may include:
  
 
*Time, date, and place of registration  
 
*Time, date, and place of registration  
*Name, age and gender of deceased  
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*Name, age, and gender of deceased (keep in mind that death records for women may be under their married name)
 
*Date, place, and time of death  
 
*Date, place, and time of death  
 
*Cause of death  
 
*Cause of death  
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*Name of person registering death and their relationship to the deceased
 
*Name of person registering death and their relationship to the deceased
  
== &nbsp;&nbsp;How to Use the Record ==
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== How Do I Search the Collection? ==
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As you are searching it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor’s first name or some identifying information such as residence and age, and family relationships. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your relative and that your relative may have used nicknames or different names at different times.
  
To search the collection using the index:  
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'''Search by Name by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1430936 Collection Page]:'''<br>
  
 
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.  
 
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.  
Keep in mind:
 
*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
 
*You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
 
*Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.
 
  
For tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line video at [http://broadcast.lds.org/familysearch/2011-12-03-familysearch-search-tips-1000k-eng.mp4 FamilySearch Search Tips].
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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/1430936/waypoints Browse Page]:'''
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<br>⇒ select "Browse" link in the initial collection page<br>⇒ Select the "Province" category<br>⇒ Select the "District or Municipality" category<br>⇒ Select the "Record Type and Years" which takes you to the images.
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Search the collection by image 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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'''For help reading these records:'''
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These records are in Spanish. For help reading the records see the following guides:
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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/encontre-este-registro-y-ahora-que/894 Encontré este registro ¿y ahora qué?] - Spanish
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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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*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/tesoros-ocultos-en-los-registros-originales/914 Tesoros ocultos en los registros originales] - Spanish
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*[https://familysearch.org/learningcenter/lesson/y-ahora-que-como-hacer-la-investigacion-genealogica/893 ¿Y ahora qué? Cómo hacer la investigación genealógica] - Spanish
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==What Do I Do Next?==
  
To search the collection image by image <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.  
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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:
  
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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*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.
  
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 Found Who I Was Looking for, What Now?===
  
== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
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For death records, the information in records is usually reliable, but depends upon the knowledge of the informant.
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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.
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Witnesses were sometimes relatives of the deceased or the deceased's parents.
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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.
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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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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.
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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?===
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A boundary change could have occurred and the record of your ancestor is now in a neighboring region. Your ancestor may have also immigrated to another country. Search the records of nearby areas or immigration/emigration records:
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*[[Peru Emigration and Immigration]]
  
{{HR Known Issues}}For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [[Peru, Lima, 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 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)]]
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*[[Peru Church Records]]<br><br>
  
*[http://genealogiablog.blogspot.com/2008/08/genealogia-peruana-de-la-biblioteca.html National Library of Peru]
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== Related Wiki Articles ==
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== Known Issues with This Collection ==
  
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== Contributions to This Article  ==
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For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached [https://familysearch.org/ask/salesforce/viewArticle?urlname=Peru-Lima-Civil-Registration-1874-1996-known-issues&lang=en 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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==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.  
  
== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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'''Collection Citation''':<br> {{Collection citation | text= "Peru, Lima, Civil Registration, 1874-1996." Database with Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Citing National General Archives, Lima, Peru.}}<br><br>
  
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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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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=== Citation Example for a Record Found in This Collection  ===
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== How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki? ==
  
"Peru, Lima Civil Registration, 1874-1930." index and images, ''FamilySearch'' (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FC3H-4Z4: accessed 1 May 2012).r Victor Galindo, &nbsp;6 October 1920; citing Civil Registrations, Archivo General de la Nacion de Peru, Lima, Peru, FHL microfillm 1,160,207, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
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Lima, Peru
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Record Description
Record Type: Civil Registration
Collection years: 1874-1996
Languages: Spanish
Title in the Language: Peru, Lima, Registro Civil
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
Archive
General Archives of the Nation, Lima


What is in the Collection?

This collection includes birth, marriage, and death records from 1874-1996 for the city of Lima and other surrounding municipalities.

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

The earlier records are all handwritten in a narrative format. The later records are also handwritten but on a printed format. Some of their text may also vary slightly.

Additional information about these records can be found in the wiki article Peru Civil Registration.

The Family History Library’s collection includes civil registers from the following municipalities:

  • Lima o Cercado de lima 
  • Ancón 
  • Barranco 
  • Chorrillos 
  • Lurigancho 
  • Magdalena del Mar 
  • Magdalena Vieja 
  • Miraflores 
  • San Miguel (previously known as San Miguel del Mar) 
  • Santiago de Surco (previously known as San José de Surco)
You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Peru, Lima, Civil Registration, 1874-1996.

General Information about These Records

Civil registration in Peru started on June 21, 1852. 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 identifies all its residents and issues certificates regarding their identity. The registration of births, marriages, and deaths documents the civil status of the residents. 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.

Collection Content

Sample Images

Maps

What Can this Collection Tell Me?

Birth records may include the following information:

  • Date and place of the registration
  • Child's name and gender
  • Child's date and place of birth
  • Legitimacy
  • Parents’ names, their age and residence
  • Names of witnesses

Marriage records may include the following:

  • Date and place of the registration
  • Date and place of marriage
  • Groom's full name and age
  • Groom's marital status, occupation, nationality, and residence
  • Names of groom's parents and their residence
  • Bride’s full name and age
  • Bride's marital status, occupation, nationality, and residence
  • Names of bride's parents and their residence
  • Couple's statement of religious affiliation
  • Names of witnesses

Death records may include:

  • Time, date, and place of registration
  • Name, age, and gender of deceased (keep in mind that death records for women may be under their married name)
  • Date, place, and time of death
  • Cause of death
  • Parents' names of deceased
  • Sometimes, name of spouse
  • Names of witnesses their age(s) and residence
  • Name of person registering death and their relationship to the deceased

How Do I Search the Collection?

As you are searching it is helpful to know such information as your ancestor’s first name or some identifying information such as residence and age, and family relationships. Remember that there may be more than one person in the records with the same name as your relative and that your relative may have used nicknames or different names at different times.

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:
⇒ select "Browse" link in the initial collection page
⇒ Select the "Province" category
⇒ Select the "District or Municipality" category
⇒ Select the "Record Type and Years" which takes you to the images.

Search the collection by image 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 help reading these records:

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

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.

The birth, marriage, and death records contain important information for at least two and sometimes three generations of ancestors in one document.

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

A boundary change could have occurred and the record of your ancestor is now in a neighboring region. Your ancestor may have also immigrated to another country. Search the records of nearby areas or immigration/emigration records:

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.

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

Known Issues with This Collection

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For a full list of all known issues associated with this collection see the attached article. If you encounter additional problems, please email them to 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.

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, Lima, Civil Registration, 1874-1996." Database with Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Citing National General Archives, Lima, Peru.

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, Lima, Civil Registration, 1874-1996.


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, Lima, Civil Registration, 1874-1996.


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