Perú, Lambayeque—Registros Civiles, 1907–1950 [Parte A]


Record Fields and Indexing Instructions

Image Type

Image Type

Click in the Image Type field, and then click on the option from the list that best describes the image.

If the image is normal and has information to be indexed, select Normal. Then, press Tab or Enter.

If the image is blank, is an exact duplicate of another image in the same batch, or is unreadable, select the corresponding option from the list. If the data on the image does not match one of the record types being indexed in this project, select No Extractable Data Image. Press Tab or Enter, and, on the warning message, click Yes. Continue to the next image.

Click here to see an example: Normal

Record Type

Record Type

This project includes three record types:

To select the record type:

  1. Click in the Record Type field.
  2. Click the down arrow.
  3. Click the correct record type.

Click here to see an example: Nacimiento

Page Number

Page Number

The page number is usually on the upper left or right corner of the page. Do not confuse the page number and the record number, which is often written in the margin next to the record.

Many images include two pages of a register. Be sure to check the second page of the register for a new page number when you begin to index the information on that page.

If the document does not have a page number, press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: 14

Record Number

Record Number

The record number was often located in the margin next to the record, but the location varies according to the type of record.

If the record does not have a number, press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: 26

Birth Day

Birth Day

Type the one- or two-digit number for the day.

Do not confuse the birth date with the registration date, which was usually included in the record. But if no birth date was recorded, use the registration date for this field.

If the day was not recorded, or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: 20

Birth Month

Birth Month

Type the first three letters of the month: Ene, Feb, Mar, etc.

Do not confuse the birth date with the registration date, which was usually included in the record. But if no birth date was recorded, use the registration date for this field.

If the month was not recorded, or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Jun

Birth Year

Birth Year

Type a four-digit number for the year. If no year,  or only a two-digit number, was recorded, you may be able to determine the year from other data on the image or from the previous or next image. If you still cannot determine the full four-digit year, type what was written on the record.

Do not confuse the birth date with the registration date, which was usually included in the record. But if no birth date was recorded, use the registration date for this field.

If the year was not recorded, or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark the field as blank.

Click here to see an example: 1947

Place of Birth

Place of Birth

Type the place of birth. The place of birth was often written in more than one place, such as in the margin, at the beginning of the record, or in the record itself.

If the place-name was misspelled, spell it correctly. If it was abbreviated and you can determine what the abbreviation stands for, type the complete name instead of the abbreviation. Use the lookup list for assistance. If you are not sure what the abbreviation stands for, index what was written, excluding punctuation.

If multiple levels of locality were recorded, index all levels in the order they were recorded, separating each level of locality with a space.

If the place of birth was not recorded, or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Chiclayo

Click here to see an example: Lambayeque

Child's Given Names

Child's Given Names

The given names may be written either before or after the surname. Be sure to type the names in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in the Given Names field.

Do not include titles or terms, such as baby or infant, with the name. If a name was abbreviated, type it as it was written on the document. Do not type a period after the abbreviation. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

If given names were not recorded, or were written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Florentina

Child's Surname

Child's Surname

The surname may be written either before or after the given name. Be sure to type the names in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in the Given Names field.

Do not include titles or terms, such as baby or infant, with the name. Do not include punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name. Do not expand abbreviations; type what you see in the document.

If the surname was not recorded, or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Tab to skip this field. Do not type a surname for the child from the father's or mother's surname.

Click here to see an example: Mendoza Peralta

Gender

Gender

Type H for hombre (male) or M for mujer (female).

Index the gender only if it was specifically recorded or you can tell what the gender was from relationship terms, such as "son" or "daughter" or other indicators in the language. Do not assume a gender based on given names.

If the gender was not recorded, or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: M

Father's Given Names

Father's Given Names

The given names may be written either before or after the surname. Be sure to type the names in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in the Given Names field.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Sr or Dn, with the name. If a name was abbreviated, type it as it was written on the document. Do not type a period after the abbreviation. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

If given names were not recorded, or were written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Federico

Father's Surname

Father's Surname

The surname may be written either before or after the given names. Be sure to type the names in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in the Given Names field.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Sr or Dn, with the name. Do not include punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name. Do not expand abbreviations; type what you see in the document.

If the surname was not recorded, or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Mendoza

Mother's Given Names

Mother's Given Names

The given names may be written either before or after the surname. Be sure to type the names in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in the Given Names field.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Sra or Dña, with the name. If a name was abbreviated, type it as it was written on the document. Do not type a period after the abbreviation. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

If given names were not recorded, or were written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Virginia

Mother's Surname

Mother's Surname

The surname may be written either before or after the given names. Be sure to type the names in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in the Given Names field.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Sra or Dña, with the name. Do not include punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name. Do not expand abbreviations; type what you see in the document.

If the surname was not recorded, or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Peralta

Marriage Day

Marriage Day

Type the one- or two-digit number for the day.

If the day was not recorded, or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: 1

Marriage Month

Marriage Month

Type the first three letters of the month: Ene, Feb, Mar, etc.

If the month was not recorded, or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Mar

Marriage Year

Marriage Year

Type a four-digit number for the year. If no year,  or only a two-digit number, was recorded, you may be able to determine the year from other data on the image or from the previous or next image. If you still cannot determine the full four-digit year, type what was written on the record.

If the year was not recorded, or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark the field as blank.

Click here to see an example: 1946

Groom's Given Names

Groom's Given Names

The given names may be written either before or after the surname. Be sure to type the names in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in the Given Names field.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Sr or Dn, with the name. If a name was abbreviated, type it as it was written on the document. Do not type a period after the abbreviation. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

If given names were not recorded, or were written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Carlos Vicente

Groom's Surname

Groom's Surname

The surname may be written either before or after the given names. Be sure to type the names in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in the Given Names field.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Sr or Dn, with the name. Do not include punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name. Do not expand abbreviations; type what you see in the document.

If the surname was not recorded, or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Casanova Vera

Bride's Given Names

Bride's Given Names

The given names may be written either before or after the surname. Be sure to type the names in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in the Given Names field.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Sra or Dña, with the name. If a name was abbreviated, type it as it was written on the document. Do not type a period after the abbreviation. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

If given names were not recorded, or were written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field blank.

Click here to see an example: Zoila Maria

Bride's Surname

Bride's Surname

The surname may be written either before or after the given name. Be sure to type the names in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in the Given Names field.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Sra or Dña, with the name. Do not include punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name. Do not expand abbreviations; type what you see in the document.

If the bride's surname was not recorded, or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field blank.

Click here to see an example: Delgado Muñoz

Groom's Father's Given Names

Groom's Father's Given Names

The given names may be written either before or after the surname. Be sure to type the names in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in the Given Names field.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Sr or Dn, with the name. If a name was abbreviated, type it as it was written on the document. Do not type a period after the abbreviation. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

If given names were not recorded, or were written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: Mauricio

Groom's Father's Surname

Groom's Father's Surname

The surname may be written either before or after the given names. Be sure to type the names in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in the Given Names field.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Sr or Dn, with the name. Do not include punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name. Do not expand abbreviations; type what you see in the document.

If the surname was not recorded, or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: Casanova

Groom's Mother's Given Names

Groom's Mother's Given Names

The given names may be written either before or after the surname. Be sure to type the names in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in the Given Names field.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Sra or Dña, with the name. If a name was abbreviated, type it as it was written on the document. Do not type a period after the abbreviation. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

If given names were not recorded, or were written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: Isolina

Groom's Mother's Surname

Groom's Mother's Surname

The surname may be written either before or after the given name. Be sure to type the names in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in the Given Names field.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Sra or Dña, with the name. Do not include punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name. Do not expand abbreviations; type what you see in the document.

If the surname was not recorded, or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: Vera

Bride's Father's Given Names

Bride's Father's Given Names

The given names may be written either before or after the surname. Be sure to type the names in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in the Given Names field.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Sr or Dn, with the name. If a name was abbreviated, type it as it was written on the document. Do not type a period after the abbreviation. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

If given names were not recorded, or were written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: Rafael

Bride's Father's Surname

Bride's Father's Surname

The surname may be written either before or after the given names. Be sure to type the names in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in the Given Names field.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Sr or Dn, with the name. Do not include punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name. Do not expand abbreviations; type what you see in the document.

If the surname was not recorded, or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: Delgado

Bride's Mother's Given Names

Bride's Mother's Given Names

The given names may be written either before or after the surname. Be sure to type the names in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in the Given Names field.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Sra or Dña, with the name. If a name was abbreviated, type it as it was written on the document. Do not type a period after the abbreviation. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

If given names were not recorded, or were written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: Victoria

Bride's Mother's Surname

Bride's Mother's Surname

The surname may be written either before or after the given name. Be sure to type the names in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in the Given Names field.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Sra or Dña, with the name. Do not include punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name. Do not expand abbreviations; type what you see in the document.

If the surname was not recorded, or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: Muñoz

Death Day

Death Day

Type the one- or two-digit number for the day.

Do not confuse the death date with the registration date, which was usually included in the record. But if no death date was recorded, use the registration date for this field.

If the day was not recorded, or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: 18

Death Month

Death Month

Type the first three letters of the month: Ene, Feb, Mar, etc.

Do not confuse the death date with the registration date, which was usually included in the record. But if no death date was recorded, use the registration date for this field.

If the month was not recorded, or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Oct

Death Year

Death Year

Type a four-digit number for the year. If no year,  or only a two-digit number, was recorded, you may be able to determine the year from other data on the image or from the previous or next image. If you still cannot determine the full four-digit year, type what was written on the record.

Do not confuse the death date with the registration date, which was usually included in the record. But if no death date was recorded, use the registration date for this field.

If the year was not recorded, or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark the field as blank.

Click here to see an example: 1950

Deceased's Given Names

Deceased's Given Names

The given names may be written either before or after the surname. Be sure to type the names in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in the Given Names field.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Sr or Dn, with the name. If a name was abbreviated, type it as it was written on the document. Do not type a period after the abbreviation. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

If given names were not recorded, or were written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Manuel

Deceased's Surname

Deceased's Surname

The surname may be written either before or after the given name. Be sure to type the names in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in the Given Names field.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Sr, Dn, Sra, or Dña, with the name. Do not include punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name. Do not expand abbreviations; type what you see in the document.

If the surname was not recorded, or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: Sanchez

Deceased's Gender

Deceased's Gender

Type H for hombre (male) or M for mujer (female).

Index the gender only if it was specifically recorded or you can tell what the gender was from relationship terms, such as "son," "daughter," "husband," or "wife," or other indicators in the language. Do not assume a gender based on given names.

If the gender was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: H

Deceased's Age

Deceased's Age

Index only full years. If fractions of years were recorded, round down to the nearest full year. If less than one year was recorded or a child was stillborn, index the age as 0 (zero).

If the age was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Ctrl+B to mark this field as blank.

Click here to see an example: 1

Spouse's Given Names

Spouse’s Given Names

The given names may be written either before or after the surname. Be sure to type the names in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in the Given Names field.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Sr, Dn, Sra, or Da, with the name. If a name was abbreviated, type it as it was written on the document. Do not type a period after the abbreviation. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

If given names were not recorded, or were written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: Felipe

Spouse's Surname

Spouse’s Surname

The surname may be written either before or after the given names. Be sure to type the names in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in the Given Names field.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Sr, Dn, Sra, or Dña, with the name. Do not include punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name. Do not expand abbreviations; type what you see in the document.

If the surname was not recorded or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: Gómez

Deceased's Father's Given Names

Deceased's Father's Given Names

The given names may be written either before or after the surname. Be sure to type the names in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in the Given Names field.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Sr or Dn, with the name. If a name was abbreviated, type it as it was written on the document. Do not type a period after the abbreviation. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

If given names were not recorded, or were written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: Enrique

Deceased's Father's Surname

Deceased's Father's Surname

The surname may be written either before or after the given names. Be sure to type the names in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in the Given Names field.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Sr or Dn, with the name. Do not include punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name. Do not expand abbreviations; type what you see in the document.

If the surname was not recorded, or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: Sanchez

Deceased's Mother's Given Names

Deceased's Mother's Given Names

The given names may be written either before or after the surname. Be sure to type the names in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in the Given Names field.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Sra or Dña, with the name. If a name was abbreviated, type it as it was written on the document. Do not type a period after the abbreviation. Do not index punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name.

If given names were not recorded, or were written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: Lorenza

Deceased's Mother's Surname

Deceased's Mother's Surname

The surname may be written either before or after the given name. Be sure to type the names in the correct fields on the indexing screen. If you cannot determine if a name is a given name or a surname, index it in the Given Names field.

Do not include titles or terms, such as Sra or Dña, with the name. Do not include punctuation, except hyphens and apostrophes when they were written on the document as part of the name. Do not expand abbreviations; type what you see in the document.

If the surname was not recorded, or was written as a variation of the word "unknown," press Tab to skip this field.

Click here to see an example: Tipana