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[[Peru Genealogy|Peru]]
 
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== Title in the Language of the Records  ==
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[[Lima, Peru Genealogy|Lima]]
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{{Peru HR Infobox
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|title=Peru, Lima, Civil Registration, 1874-1996
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| LOC_01 = Lima
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| record_type = Civil Registration
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| start_year = 1874
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| end_year = 1996
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| language =[[Spanish Genealogical Word List|Spanish]]
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| title_language = Peru, Lima, Registro Civil
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| FS_URL_01 = [[Peru Civil Registration]]
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| FS_URL_02 = [[Peru Baptisms (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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| FS_URL_03 = [[Peru Marriages (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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| FS_URL_04 = [[Peru Deaths (FamilySearch Historical Records)]]
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| FS_URL_05 = [[Peru Genealogy|Peru]]
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| FS_URL_08 =
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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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| custodian = [http://www.gob.mx/agn General Archives of the Nation, Lima]
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'''Registro Civil de Lima, Peru.'''
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== What is in the Collection?  ==
  
== Record Description  ==
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This collection includes birth, marriage, and death records from 1874-1996 for the city of Lima and other surrounding municipalities.
  
Civil registration in Peru started on June 21, 1852.  
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Before the government instituted civil registration, the Catholic Church was the only institution tracking the births, marriages, and deaths of the population. Civil registration in Peru started on June 21, 1852. 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.  
  
This collection includes records from 1874-1997. The text of the records is in Spanish.  
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Peru's civil registration identifies all its residents and issues certificates regarding their identity. These records include births, marriages, and death 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 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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*San Miguel (previously known as San Miguel del Mar)&nbsp;  
 
*San Miguel (previously known as San Miguel del Mar)&nbsp;  
 
*Santiago de Surco (previously known as San José de Surco)
 
*Santiago de Surco (previously known as San José de Surco)
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=== Reading These Records === 
  
<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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These records are written in [[Spanish Genealogical Word List|Spanish]]; also see the section [[Peru, Lima, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)#For Help Reading These Records|For Help Reading These Records]] for translation helps.
 
 
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.
 
 
 
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].  
 
  
=== Citation for This Collection ===
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===To Browse this Collection===
  
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 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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== What Can these Records Tell Me? ==
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The following information is usually found in these records:
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{| border="1"
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| align="center" style="background: rgb(240,240,240)" | '''Birth records'''
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| align="center" style="background: rgb(240,240,240)" | '''Marriage records'''
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| align="center" style="background: rgb(240,240,240)" | '''Death records'''
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| Date and place of the registration
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| Date and place of the registration
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|Time, date, and place of the registration
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|-
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| Child’s name and gender
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| Date and place of marriage
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|Deceased’s name, gender, and age (keep in mind that death records for women may be under their married name)
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|-
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| Child’s date and place of birth
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| Groom’s full name and age
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|Date, place and time of death
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| Legitimacy
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| Groom’s marital status, occupation, nationality, and residence
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|Cause of death
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| Parents’ names, their age and residence
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| Names of groom’s parents and their residence
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| Parents’ names of deceased
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| Names of witnesses
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| Bride’s full name and age
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|Sometimes, name of spouse
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|Bride’s marital status, occupation, nationality, and residence
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|Names of witnesses, their age(s) and residence
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| Names of bride’s parents and their residence
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|Name of person registering death and their relationship to the deceased
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| Couple’s statement of religious affiliation
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| Names of witnesses
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[[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 ==
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== Collection Contents ==
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===Sample Images===
  
<gallery caption="Peru Lima Civil Registration Examples" perrow="3">
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<gallery perrow="3" caption="Peru Lima Civil Registration Examples">
 
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
 
Image:Peru Lima Civil Registration Marriage.jpg|Marriage Record
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<br>'''Important 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://ids.lib.harvard.edu/ids/view/10857662?buttons=y Peru in 1871]
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== How Do I Search the Collection?  ==
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You can search the index or view the images or both. Before using this collection it is helpful to know:
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*Your ancestor's given name and surname
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*Identifying information such as residence
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*Estimated marriage or birth year
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*Family relationships
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=== Search the Index ===
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Search by name by visiting the [https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1430936 Collection Page]. <br>
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#Fill in the search boxes on the Collection Page with the information you have.<br>
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#Click '''Search''' to show possible matches.
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For more tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article [[FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks]].
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=== View the Images ===
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View images in this collection by visiting the
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[https://familysearch.org/search/image/index#uri=https://familysearch.org/recapi/sord/collection/1430936/waypoints Browse Page]. <br>
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# Select '''Province'''
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# Select '''District or Municipality'''
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# Select '''Record Type and Years''' to view the images. <br>
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===For Help Reading these Records===
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For help reading these Spanish 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]
  
*Date and place of the registration
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{{Tip|More images are available in the FamilySearch Catalog at [https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/1430936 Peru, Lima, Civil Registration, 1874-1996]. Click on camera icon to see images.}}
*Child's name and gender
 
*Child's date and place of birth
 
*Legitimacy
 
*Parents’ names, their age and residence
 
*Names of witnesses
 
  
'''Important information found in marriage records include:'''
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=== How Do I Analyze the Results? ===
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Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images.<br><br>
  
*Date and place of the registration
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==What Do I Do Next?==
*Date and place of marriage
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To learn more about using the information available in these records, view these lessons for free:
*Groom's full name and age
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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
*Groom's marital status, occupation, nationality and residence
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*[https://familysearch.org/ask/learningViewer/421 Registros Civiles y Parroquiales] - Spanish
*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
 
  
'''Important information found in death 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 registration
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*Earlier records may not contain as much information as the records created after the late 1800.
*Name, age and gender of deceased
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*There is also some variation in the information given from one record to another.
*Date, place, and time of death
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=== I Found Who I was Looking for, What Now? ===
*Cause of death
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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.
*Parents' names of deceased
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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.
*Sometimes, name of spouse
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*If possible, look at the actual image of the record to verify the information found in the online description.
*Names of witnesses their age(s) and residence
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*Compile information for every person who has the same surname as your ancestor; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.
*Name of person registering death and their relationship to the deceased
 
  
== &nbsp;&nbsp;How to Use the Record  ==
 
  
To search the collection using the index:
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===I Found Who I Was Looking for, What Now?===
  
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:
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For death records, the information in records is usually reliable, but depends upon the knowledge of the informant.  
  
*There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
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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.  
*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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Witnesses were sometimes relatives of the deceased or the deceased's parents.  
  
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 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.  
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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.  
  
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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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.  
  
==== For Help Reading These Records ====
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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.
  
These records are in Spanish. For help reading the records, see the following wiki articles:
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===I Can't Find Who I'm Looking for, What Now?===
  
[[Spanish Genealogical Word List]]
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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]]
== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
 
  
{{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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== Known Issues with This Collection  ==
  
== Related Wiki Articles  ==
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*[[Peru|Peru]]
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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.
*[[Peru Civil Registration]]
 
*[[Peru History]]
 
  
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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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== Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections  ==
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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.

Before the government instituted civil registration, the Catholic Church was the only institution tracking the births, marriages, and deaths of the population. Civil registration in Peru started on June 21, 1852. 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.

Peru's civil registration identifies all its residents and issues certificates regarding their identity. These records include births, marriages, and death 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 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)

Reading These Records

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

To Browse this Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Peru, Lima, Civil Registration, 1874-1996.

What Can these Records Tell Me?

The following information is usually found in these records:

Birth records Marriage records Death records
Date and place of the registration Date and place of the registration Time, date, and place of the registration
Child’s name and gender Date and place of marriage Deceased’s name, gender, and age (keep in mind that death records for women may be under their married name)
Child’s date and place of birth Groom’s full name and age Date, place and time of death
Legitimacy Groom’s marital status, occupation, nationality, and residence Cause of death
Parents’ names, their age and residence Names of groom’s parents and their residence Parents’ names of deceased
Names of witnesses Bride’s full name and age Sometimes, name of spouse
Bride’s marital status, occupation, nationality, and residence Names of witnesses, their age(s) and residence
Names of bride’s parents and their residence Name of person registering death and their relationship to the deceased
Couple’s statement of religious affiliation
Names of witnesses


Collection Contents

Sample Images

Maps


How Do I Search the Collection?

You can search the index or view the images or both. Before using this collection it is helpful to know:

  • Your ancestor's given name and surname
  • Identifying information such as residence
  • Estimated marriage or birth year
  • Family relationships

Search the Index

Search by name by visiting the Collection Page.

  1. Fill in the search boxes on the Collection Page with the information you have.
  2. Click Search to show possible matches.

For more tips about searching on-line collections see the on-line article FamilySearch Search Tips and Tricks.

View the Images

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page.

  1. Select Province
  2. Select District or Municipality
  3. Select Record Type and Years to view the images.

For Help Reading these Records

For help reading these Spanish records see the following guides:

How Do I Analyze the Results?

Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images.

What Do I Do Next?

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

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:

  • 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?

  • 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.
  • If possible, look at the actual image of the record to verify the information found in the online description.
  • Compile information for every person who has the same surname as your ancestor; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual.


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.

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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:

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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