Peru, Cajamarca, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Peru, Cajamarca, Civil Registration, 1938-1996
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|Flag of the Republic of Peru|
|Location of Cajamarca, Peru|
|Record Type:||Civil Registration|
|Title in the Language:||Perú, Cajamarca, Registro Civil|
|Archivo Regional de Lambayeque, Chiclayo (Lambayeque Regional Archive, Chiclayo).|
- 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 from 1938 to 1996.
Copies of original civil registration records of births, marriages, and deaths from the department of Cajamarca in Peru. The original records are housed in the Archivo Regional de Cajamarca.
As of 12 December 2016 this collection included records from the following provinces.
Reading These Records
To Browse This Collection
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What Can These Records Tell Me?
The following information is usually 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 death|
|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)|
|Date, time and place of birth||Groom’s full name and age||Race, age and civil status of deceased|
|Legitimacy||Groom’s marital status, occupation, nationality, and residence||Cause of death|
|Parents’ names, their age, civil status and residence||Names of groom’s parents and their residence||Parents’ names of deceased|
|Witnesses’ names, age, civil status and residence||Bride’s full name and age||Sometimes, name of spouse|
|Presenter’s name, age, civil status, occupation and residence||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|
|Parish name and date of religious wedding|
|Names of witnesses|
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:
Search the Index
Search by name by visiting the Collection Page.
View the Images
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For Help Reading These Records
For help reading these Spanish records, see the following wiki articles:
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.
What Do I Do Next?
To learn more about using the information available in these records, view these lessons for free:
When you have located your ancestor’s record, carefully evaluate each piece of information given. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. Add this new information to your records of each family. Keep in mind:
I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?
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 Cajamarca. These regions neighbor Cajamarca:
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
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.
"Peru, Cajamarca, Civil Registration, 1938-1996" Database with Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2017. Citing Archivo Regional de Lambayeque.
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