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Peru, Ayacucho, Civil Registration, 1903-1999
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Ayacucho, Peru
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Record Description
Record Type: Civil Registration
Collection years: 1903-1999
Languages: Spanish
Title in the Language: Perú, Ayacucho, Registro Civil
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Gobierno Regional de Ayachucho


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Births, marriages, deaths, indexes and other records created by civil registration offices in the department of Ayacucho, Peru. 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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  • Name and gender
  • Parent's names
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  • Date and place of marriage
  • Statement of religious affiliation
  • Names of witnesses
  • Bride’s marital status, occupation, nationality, and residence

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  • Date and place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Name of person registering death and their relationship
  • Name of spouse or parents

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