|How to Find Piura Church
have prepared three guides to assist members
of the Seminario and related families in
finding birth, marriage and death records for
their ancestors who lived in Piura,
Perú. Many of us have been frustrated at
not being able to find these records before
1900 because the church records have not been
digitized. We recently discovered that
quite a few of the records, especially for the
Cathedral of San Miguel Arcángel, are
available on microfilms that can be viewed
online via FamilySearch.org.
The first guide covers what documents are
available and how to find them.
While it is oriented toward Piura documents,
the same procedures can be used to find
records for other locations that have been
microfilmed but not yet digitized.
The second document is a step-by-step guide to finding
baptismal records quickly. If you
know the exact date of the baptism, you can
generally find the record quickly without
using our guide. But if you know only an
approximate date, or just the year, or even a
range of years, our guide will enable you to
find the document much more quickly and easily
than going page by page through the old
books. The guide looks a little
complicated at first, but we encourage you to
try it with two or three documents and you'll
see how well it works.
The third is a guide
to finding marriage records quickly.
It works the same way as our guide to
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Written: May 7,
Updated: June 25, 2018