Perú, Huánuco Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Peru, Huánuco, Civil Registration, 1889-1997
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|Flag of the Republic of Peru|
|Flag of Huanuco|
|Location of Huánuco, Peru|
|Record Type:||Civil Registration|
|Title in the Language:||Registro Civil del Departamento de Huánuco, Perú|
|Archivo Regional de Huánuco (Huánuco Regional Archives, Huánuco).|
- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 Collection Content
- 3 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 4 How Do I Search This Collection?
- 5 What Do I Do Next?
- 6 Citing This Collection
- 7 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
What is in This Collection?
This is a collection of civil registration records of births, marriages, and deaths for the years 1889 to 1997 from localities in the department of Huánuco, Peru.
The Department of Huánuco includes the following provinces:
- Dos de Mayo
- Leoncio Prado
- Puerto Inca
Some of these provinces may not be represented completely in the FamilySearch website, but images and data will continue to be published as they become available. All the records were handwritten in Spanish, earlier records in narrative style and later ones in formatted registers. If you have more descriptive information about these records, please help us by supplying appropriate information here.
Reading These Records
These records are written in Spanish. For help reading these records see the following guides:
- Spanish Genealogical Word List
- BYU Spanish Script Tutorial
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If you speak Spanish, the following free online lesson may be helpful to learn how to use the information in these records:
- Registros Civiles y Parroquiales – Spanish
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What Can These Records Tell Me?
These records may contain the following information:
How Do I Search This Collection?
Before searching 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
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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. Keep track of your research in a research log.
What Do I Do Next?
I Found the Person 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 the Person 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
- Search the indexes and records of nearby localities
- A boundary change could have occurred and the record of your ancestor is now in a neighboring region. These regions neighbor Huanuco:
- La Libertad and San Martin on the north
- Ucayall on the east
- Pasco and Lima on the south, and
- Ancash on the west.
- Your ancestor may have 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
The following articles will help you in your research for your family in Peru.
Citing This Collection
Citations help you keep track of places you have searched and sources you have found. Identifying your sources helps others find the records you used.
- Collection Citation
- "Perú, Huánuco, Registro Civil, 1889-1997." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. Archivo Regional de Huánuco (Huánuco Regional Archives, Huánuco).
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