Peru, Amazonas, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Amazonas, Peru
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Record Description
Record Type: Civil Registration
Collection years: 1935-1999
Languages: Spanish
Title in the Language: Registro Civil de Amazonas, Peru
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What is in This Collection?

This collection consists of births, marriages, deaths, indexes and other records created by civil registration offices in the department of Amazonas, Peru for the years 1935-1999. Some of these records have been indexed and are searchable as part of this collection.

As of 11 January 2018 this collection included records from the following provinces:

Province
Bagua
Bongará
Chachapoyas
Condorcanqui
Luya
Rodriguez de Mendoza
Utcubamba

Additional images and indexed records will be published as they become available.

Reading These Records

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

If you speak Spanish, the following free online lesson may be helpful to learn how to use the information in these records:

To Browse This Collection

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Peru, Amazonas, Civil Registration, 1935-1999.

What Can These Records Tell Me?

The following information is may be found in these records:

Birth records Marriage records Death records
Name and gender of child Names and ages of the groom and bride Informant’s name, age, marital status, occupation, birthplace, nationality and residence
Date, place and time of birth Date and place of marriage Deceased’s gender, name and age (keep in mind that death records for women may be filed under their married name)
Informant’s name, age, civil status and occupation Groom’s occupation, origin and residence Date, time, and place of death
Informant’s origin, nationality and residence Groom’s marital status Place of birth
Father’s name, age, civil status and occupation Names of groom’s parents, their nativity and current residence Occupation, nationality, and residence
Father’s origin, nationality and residence Bride’s origin, civil status, occupation and residence Marital status/name of spouse
Mother’s name, age, civil status and occupation Names of bride’s parents, their nativity and current residence Names and ages of parents
Mother’s origin, nationality and residence Names of witnesses, their age(s), civil status and residence Occupations and residences of parents
Names of witnesses Date and place of burial
Witnesses’ age, occupation and residence Names, ages, occupations, and residences of witnesses

Collection Content

Sample Images

How Do I Search This Collection?

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

  • Ancestor's given name and surname
  • Residence
  • Age
  • 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

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 Year to view the images.

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?

  • Add any new information to your records
  • Check the image the index was taken from to see if there is additional information
  • Make sure to fully transcribe and cite the record entry for future reference; see the section Citing This Collection for assistance. Save or print a copy of the image
  • Use the information to find more. For instance, use the age listed in the record to estimate a year of birth, if that is yet undetermined
  • Use the birth date or age along with the place of birth of each spouse to find a couple's birth records and parents' names

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

  • If you are unable to find your ancestor(s) in these civil registers, then try searching in the areas surrounding Amazonas. These regions neighbor Amazonas:
    • Ecuador on the north
    • Loreto on the east
    • Cajamarca on the west
    • San Martin on the south
  • Your ancestor may have immigrated to another country. Search the records of nearby areas or immigration/emigration records. Peru Emigration and Immigration
  • Check for variants of given names, surnames, and place names. Transcription errors could occur in any handwritten record; also, it was not uncommon for an individual be listed under a nickname or an abbreviation of their name
  • Peru Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch Historical 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
  • If you are unable to read a document or you’re not sure where to go next in your research, you can ask for help through Hispanic Genealogy Research community on Facebook is a page sponsored by FamilySearch and here you may also post a question or upload an image of a document for further assistance. The Hispanic Genealogy Research page is designed especially for those who have Hispanic ancestry but may not be fluent in Spanish. Be sure to click like on the page on your first visit so you can receive information and updates from the page in your news feed
  • New information is constantly being indexed, microfilmed or updated. Periodically check back to see if your ancestor’s records have been added. You can see if the area you’ve been looking in has been recently updated by going to Historical Records Collections. Watch for an asterisk for recently added or updated records

Research Helps

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, Amazonas, Registro Civil, 1939-1999." Database with images. FamilySearch. https://FamilySearch.org : 27 October 2018. Archivo Regional de Amazonas (Amazonas Regional Archive), Chachapoyas.
Image Citation:
When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen.
Record Citation:
When looking at a record, the citation is found below the record.

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