Peru, Arequipa, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Peru, Arequipa, Civil Registration, 1860-1976
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|Flag of the Republic of Peru|
|Location of Arequipa, Peru|
|Record Type:||Civil Registration|
|Title in the Language:||Perú, Arequipa, Registro Civil|
|Arequipa Department Archive, Yanahuara, Arequipa.|
- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 What Can These Records Tell Me?
- 3 Collection Content
- 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 collection includes records of births, marriages, deaths, indexes and other records created by civil registration offices in the department of Arequipa, Peru between the years 1860-1976. Some of these records have been indexed and are searchable as part of this collection. 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:
- 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
To Browse This Collection
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What Can These Records Tell Me?
The following information may be 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|
As of 12 December 2016 this collection included records from the following provinces:
How Do I Search This 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
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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?
- 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 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 Arequipa. These regions neighbor Arequipa:
- Ica, Ayacucho, Apurimac, and Cusco on the North
- Puno on the East
- Moquegua on the South
- Pacific Ocean 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. Before the government instituted civil registration in Peru, the Catholic Church was the only institution tracking the births, marriages, and deaths of the population
Consult the Peru Record Finder Table to find other records
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, Arequipa, Registro Civil, 1860-1976." Database with Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. Arequipa Department Archive, Yanahuara, Arequipa.
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