Peru Genealogy

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Guide to Peru ancestry, family history and genealogy: birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, parish registers, and military records.

Country Information

Peru is a country in South America bordered by Ecuador, Colombia, Brazil, Bolivia, and Chile. It was formerly a colony of Spain. The official languages are Spanish, Quechua, and Aymara.[1]

Getting Started

Getting Started with Peru Research

Links to articles on getting started with Peru research.

Peru Research Tools

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Peru is currently divided into 25 regions. The Peruvian regions are sub-divided into provinces, and the provinces are sub-divided into districts.

FamilySearch Resources

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  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Peru," in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia,, accessed 28 March 2016.