Peru, Puno, Civil Registration (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Peru, Puno, Civil Registration, 1890-2005
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|Location of Puno, Peru|
|Record Type:||Civil Registration|
|Title in the Language:||Peru, Puno, Registro Civil|
|Regional Archive of Puno, Peru|
- 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 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 search.
Additional images and indexed records will be published as they become available.
Reading These Records
These records are in Spanish. For help reading these records see the following guides:
To Browse This Collection
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What Can These Records Tell Me?
The following information is usually found in these records:
As of 9 December 2016 this collection included records from the following provinces.
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:
- Your ancestor's given name and surname
- Identifying information such as residence
- Estimated marriage or birth year
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View the Images
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- Select District or Municipality
- Select Record Type and Years to view the images.
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. Keep track of your research in a research log.
What Do I Do Next?
To learn more about using the information available in these records, view these lessons for free:
- Documentos esenciales para buscar a sus antepasados - Spanish
- Registros Civiles y Parroquiales - Spanish
I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?
- 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
- Continue to search the indexes and records to identify children, siblings, parents, and other relatives who may have lived in the same area or a nearby area
- Compile the marriage entries for every person who has the same surname as the bride or groom; this is especially helpful in rural areas or if the surname is unusual
I Can't Find the Person I'm Looking For, What Now?
- Consult the Peru Record Finder to find other records
- A boundary change could have occurred and the record of your ancestor might now be in a neighboring region. The region neighbors of Puno are:
- 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
- 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
- Consult the Peru Record Finder to find other records
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.
- Collection Citation
"Perú, Puno, Registro Civil, 1890-2005." Database and Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 24 February 2018. Archivo Regional de Puno (Puno Regional Archives).
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How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
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