Peru, Cajamarca, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Title in the Language of the Record

Perú, Cajamarca, Registro Civil

Record Description

This Collection will include records from 1938 to 1996. The text of the records is in Spanish.

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 Lambayeque.

For a list of records by localities and dates currently published in this collection, select the Browse link from the collection landing page.

Record Content

Birth records usually contain the following information: \
  • Place of registration
  • Name of child
  • Date, time and place of birth
  • Legitimacy
  • Presenter's name, age, civil status, occupation and residence
  • Number of previous children of this mother
  • Parents’ names, age, civil status, occupation and origin
  • Witnesses' names, age, civil status and residence
Marriage records usually contain the following information:
  • Place and date of registration
  • Names of the groom and bride
  • Date and place of marriage
  • Groom’s age, civil status, occupation, origin and current residence
  • Names of groom's parents
  • Bride's age, civil status, origin and current residence
  • Names of bride's parents
  • Parish name and date of their religious wedding
  • Names of witnesses
Death records usually contain the following information:
  • Date and place of death
  • Name and gender of deceased
  • Race, age and civil status of deceased
  • Presenter's name, age, civil status, occupation, residence and origin
  • Place of origin of deceased
  • Cause of death
  • Parents’ names and their place of origin
  • Burial information

How to Use the Record

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⇒select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select the appropriate “Province”
⇒Select the appropriate “District or Municipality”
⇒Select the appropriate "Record Type and Years" which takes you to the images.

Look at the images one by one comparing the information with what you already know about your ancestors to determine which one is your ancestor. You may need to compare the information about more than one person to make this determination. Keep in mind:

  • There may be more than one person in the records with the same name.
  • You may not be sure of your own ancestor’s name.
  • Your ancestor may have used different names or variations of their name throughout their life.

When you have located your ancestor’s birth, marriage, or death record, carefully evaluate each piece of information about them. These pieces of information may give you new biographical details that can lead you to other records about your ancestors. For example:

  • Use the date along with the place to find the family in church or other records.
  • The parent’s birth places can tell you former residences and can help to establish a migration pattern for the family.

For Help Reading These Records

These records are in Spanish. For help reading the records, see the following wiki articles:

Spanish Genealogical Word List

Related Websites

Peru - The WorldGenWeb Project

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Citing FamilySearch Historical Collections

Citations for individual image records are available for this collection. Browse through images in this collection and click on the "Show Citation" box: Peru, Cajamarca, Civil Registration, 1938-1996

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Citation for This Collection

The following citation refers to the original source of the information published in Historical Record collections. Sources include the author, custodian, publisher and archive for the original records.

"Peru, Cajamarca, Civil Registration, 1938-1996" Images. FamilySearch. : accessed 2013. Citing Archivo Regional de Lambayeque.

Suggested citation format for a record in this collection.