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Peru, Cusco, Civil Registration, 1889-1997
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Cusco, Peru
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Record Description
Record Type: Civil Registration
Collection years: 1889-1997
Languages: Spanish
Title in the Language: Perú, Cusco, Registro Civil
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
Archive
Archivo Regional de Cusco, Wanchaq (Cusco Regional Archives, Wanchaq).


What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

These are civil registration records. They are collections of births, marriages, and deaths records from several provinces in the department of Cusco, Perú from 1889 to 1997.

It also includes some baptisms housed at the Archivo Regional (Regional Archives) de Cusco.


As of 26 February 2018, this collection included records from the following provinces:

Province
Acomayo
Anta
Calca
Canas
Cachis
Chumbivilcas
Cusco
Espinar
La Convencion
Paruro
Paucartambo
Quispicanchi

Image Visibility[edit | edit source]

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Reading These Records[edit | edit source]

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

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[edit | edit source]

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Peru, Cusco, Civil Registration, 1889-1997.

What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in these records:

Birth Records

  • Date and place of registration
  • Name and gender of child
  • Date, time, and place of birth
  • Legitimacy
  • Religious affiliation
  • Parents’ names, ages, origin, and residence
  • Witnesses’ name, age, civil status, and residence
  • Sometimes, grandparents’ names

Marriage Records

  • Date and place of registration
  • Names of the bride and groom
  • Date and place of marriage
  • Groom’s age, civil status, nationality, race and occupation
  • Bride’s age, civil status, nationality, race, and occupation
  • Bride and groom’s religious affiliation
  • Names, residences, and ages of witnesses

Death Records

  • Time, date, and place of registration
  • Name, gender, and age of deceased
  • Cause of death
  • Date, place, and time of death
  • Civil status, and occupation of deceased
  • Parents’ names, if deceased is a minor
  • Presenter’s name, age and occupation
  • Presenter’s origin, nationality, and residence
  • Names of witnesses


Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Sample Images[edit | edit source]

How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

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

Search the Index[edit | edit source]

Search by name by visiting the Collection Details Page.
  1. Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
  2. Click Search to show possible matches

View the Images[edit | edit source]

View images in this collection by visiting the Browse Page:

  1. Select Province
  2. Select District or Municipality
  3. Select Record Type and Years to view the images.

How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]

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?[edit | edit source]

I Found the Person I Was Looking For, Now What?[edit | edit source]

  • 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, Now What?[edit | edit source]

  • If you are unable to find your ancestor(s) in these civil registers, then try searching in the areas surrounding Amazonas. These regions neighbor Cusco:
    • Ayacucho, Junín, and Apurímac on the west
    • Ucayali in the north
    • Madre de Dios and Puno in the east, and
    • Arequipa in the south
  • 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. Click here for a list of Spanish name abbreviations
  • Your ancestor may have immigrated to another country. Search the records of nearby areas or immigration/emigration records Peru Emigration and Immigration
  • Church records are also a good substitute when birth, marriage, and death records can’t be found or are unavailable.
  • 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[edit | edit source]

The following articles will help you in your research for your family in Peru.

Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]

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:
The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
Record Citation:
When looking at a record, the citation can be viewed by clicking the drop-down arrow next to Document Information.
Image Citation:
When looking at an image, the citation is found on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen.

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