Peru, Arequipa, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Peru, Arequipa, Civil Registration, 1860-1976
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Arequipa, Peru
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Record Description
Record Type: Civil Registration
Collection years: 1860-1976
Languages: Spanish
Title in the Language: Perú, Arequipa, Registro Civil
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Arequipa Department Archive, Yanahuara, Arequipa.

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.

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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

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  • Identifying information such as residence
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  • Family relationships

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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

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