Peru, Puno, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Peru, Puno, Civil Registration, 1890-2005 .
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|Location of Puno, Peru|
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|Title in the Language:||Peru, Puno, Registro Civil|
|Regional Archive of Puno, Peru|
- 1 What is in the Collection?
- 2 What Can this Collection Tell Me?
- 3 Collection Content
- 4 How Do I Search the Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Citing This Collection
- 7 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
What is in the Collection?
This collection includes births, marriages, deaths, and indexes created by civil registration offices in the department of Puno, Peru for the years 1890-2005. Some of these records have been indexed and are available for search.
Additional images and indexed records will be published as they become available.
To Browse this Collection
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What Can this Collection Tell Me?
Birth records may include the following information:
- Date and place of registration
- Name and gender of child
- Date, time, and place of birth
- Religious affiliation
- Parents’ names, ages, origin, and residence
- Presenter's name, age, civil status, occupation, origin, and residence
- Witnesses' name, age, civil status, and residence
- Sometimes, grandparents’ names
Marriage records may include the following:
- Date and place of registration
- Names of the bride and groom
- Date and place of marriage
- Groom's age, civil status, nationality, race and occupation
- Names of groom's parents, origin, and residence
- Bride's age, civil status, nationality, race, and occupation
- Names of bride's parents, origin, and residence
- Bride and groom's religious affiliation
- Names, residence, and ages of witnesses
Death records may include:
- Time, date, and place of registration
- Name, gender, and age of the deceased (keep in mind that death records for women may be under their married name)
- Cause of death
- Date, place, and time of death
- Civil status, and occupation of deceased
- Nationality, origin, and residence of deceased
- Parents' names of deceased if a minor
- Presenter's name, age , and occupation
- Presenter's origin, nationality, and residence
- Names of witnesses
The information in each record varies by year.
As of 9 December 2016 this collection included records from the following provinces.
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, 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.
See the sections below for tips and uses for searching and finding the record of your ancestor in this collection and using the information in the record.
Search by Name by visiting the Collection Page:
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View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:
For Help Reading these Records
These records are in Spanish. For help reading the records see the following guides:
What Do I Do Next?
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.
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.
Continue to search the marriage records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives of the bride and groom who may have married in the same county or nearby. This can help you identify other generations of your family or even the second marriage of a parent. Repeat this process for each new generation you identify.
Continue to search the indexes and records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have lived in the same area or a nearby area.
I Can't Find Who I'm Looking for, What Now?
A boundary change could have occurred and the record of your ancestor is now in a neighboring region. These regions neighbor Puno:
Church records are also a good substitute when birth, marriage, and death records can’t be found or are unavailable.
Your ancestor may have immigrated to another country. Bolivia borders Puno, Peru on the east. Search the records of nearby areas or immigration/emigration records:
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.
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