Peru Goals:  1: Research   2: Archives and Libraries   3: Church and Cemetery Records   4: Emigration and Immigration   5: Civil Registration   6: Maps and Gazetteers   7: Newspapers   8: Websites   9: Search Records   10: Get Help        SEARCH


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Goal 1: Learn about Peru research and records.


A. Use effective research methods for your Peruvian ancestors.

  1. Visit the FamilySearch Wiki page for an overview of Peru research and useful links.
    FS—Wiki: Peru
  2. Use the Peru Quick Start Guide to help you with beginning Peruvian research.
  3. Explore the site for research records.
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  5. Use the Peru Record Finder to understand record types for research.
    FS—Wiki: Peru Record Finder
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B. Learn about resources for your research.

  1. Access the Spanish genealogy word list in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Spanish Genealogical Word List
  2. Learn about Peruvian naming customs for research.
    FS—Wiki: Peru Language

Goal 2: Learn about Peru archives and libraries.


A. Learn about Peru archives and libraries.

  1. Learn about Peru archives and libraries in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Peru Archives and Libraries

Goal 3: Learn to use Peru church and cemetery records.


A. Learn about Peru church records.

  1. Learn about Peru church records in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Peru Church Records
  2. Explore the Jewish Genealogy Encyclopedia for Jewish resources in Peru.

B. Explore Peru cemetery records.

  1. Search the FindaGrave site for cemetery records.
  2. Search the BillionGraves site for cemetery records.


Goal 4: Learn about Peru civil registration.


A. Learn about the Peru civil registration.

  1. Learn about the Peru civil registration in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Peru Census


Goal 5: Learn about Peru emigration and immigration.


A. Learn about Peruvian emigration and immigration.

  1. Learn about Peru emigration and immigration in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Peru Emigration and Immigration

Goal 6: Learn about Peru maps.


A. Learn about Peru maps and gazetteers.

  1. Learn about Peru maps in this FamilySearch Wiki article.
    FS—Wiki: Peru Maps
  2. Explore the Perry-Castaneda map collection for Peru maps.
  3. Explore the David Rumsey collection of Peru maps.
  4. Explore the Old Maps Online site for Peru maps.

Goal 7: Learn about Peru newspapers.


A. Explore Peru newspapers for ancestor research.

  1. Search Peruvian newspapers in the site.
  2. Search Peruvian newspapers in the site.
  3. Search Peru newspapers in the ABYZ News Links site.

Goal 8: Explore additional websites for research.


A. There are a number of websites with valuable resources for Peruvian research.

  1. Explore links in Cyndi's List.
  2. Explore links in Kindred Trails.
  3. Explore Peru research websites.

Goal 9: Search records from Peru.


A. Use links to quickly search the most common record collections for Peru.

Note: To search records on these sites, you must be registered or be at a FamilySearch Center.

  1. Click a link in the first section to search a FamilySearch collection.
  2. Click a link in the second section to search an Ancestry collection.

B. Explore additional record collections.

  1. Explore the FamilySearch page for Peruvian online record collections.
  2. In each program (FamilySearch, Ancestry, Findmypast or MyHeritage), explore additional record collections besides the ones listed in QUIKLinks on this page.

C. Explore GenealogyInTime for Peruvian records.

  1. Explore the South America page of the GenealogyInTime website. Record collections are listed and described in order from newest to oldest additions, including FamilySearch, Ancestry, and many other sources.

Goal 10: Get Help with your Peru research.


A. Use Facebook pages to get answers to your questions.

B. Join a mailing list or message board for Peru research.

  1. Search the RootsWeb site for Peru research mailing lists.
  2. Explore the Peru research mailing lists on Cyndi's List.
  3. Use the RootsWeb message boards to read or post questions about Peru research.


FamilySearch   Indexed Historical   Catalog
Baptisms: 1556-1930
Marriages: 1600-1940
Deaths: 1750-1930
Civil Registration:
    Callao 1874-1996
    Junin 1881-2005
    Lima 1874-1996
    Puno 1890-2005

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