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Puno, Peru
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Record Description
Record Type: Civil Registration
Collection years: 1890-2005
Languages: Spanish
Title in the Language: Peru, Puno, Registro Civil
FamilySearch Resources
Related Websites
Archive
Regional Archive of Puno, Peru


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

This collection includes births, marriages, deaths, and indexes created by civil registration offices in the department of Puno, Peru for the years 1890-2005. Some of these records have been indexed and are available for searching.

Additional images and indexed records will be published as they become available.

Image Visibility[edit | edit source]

Whenever possible FamilySearch makes images and indexes available for all users. However, rights to view these data are limited by contract and subject to change. Because of this there may be limitations on where and how images and indexes are available or who can see them. Please be aware some collections consist only of partial information indexed from the records and do not contain any images. For additional information about image restrictions see Restrictions for Viewing Images in FamilySearch Historical Record Collections.

Reading These Records[edit | edit source]

These records are written in Spanish. For help reading them see:

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 using the waypoints on the Collection Browse Page for Peru, Puno, Civil Registration, 1890-2005.

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

The following information may be found in these records:

Birth

  • Date and place of registration
  • Child’s name and gender
  • 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

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

Death

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

Collection Content[edit | edit source]

Sample Images[edit | edit source]

Coverage Table[edit | edit source]

As of 22 August 2018 this collection included records from the following provinces.

Province Birth Marriage Death
Azángaro 132,530 2,257 7,561
Carabaya 14,078 325 0
El Collao 8,898 0 65
Huancané 134,387 4,580 13,924
Lampa 303 0 0
Melgar 90,141 3,887 38
Moho 34,259 2,097 0
Puno 158,947 26,648 75,349
San Román 118,697 10,672 38,237
Sandia 0 9 0
Totorani 1,200 0 0

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

Before searching 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 on 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, What Now?[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
  • 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, What Now?[edit | edit source]

  • A boundary change could have occurred and the record of your ancestor might now be in a neighboring region. Madre de Dios to the north, Cusco and Arequipa on the west, Moquegua on the southwest, and Tacna to the south
  • Your ancestor may have immigrated to another country. Search the records of nearby areas or immigration/emigration records.Peru Emigration and Immigration
  • 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
  • Peru Catholic Church Records - FamilySearch Historical 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
  • 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.