Peru Directories

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Directories are alphabetical lists of names and addresses. These often list all the adult residents or tradesmen of a city or area. Telephone books are a type of directory.

The Family History Library has a telephone directory on microfilm for Lima from 1949 (1224503 item 2) and the 1990 and 1991 directories (3 vols., FHL book 985.21/L1 E4p).

The most helpful directories for genealogical research are city directories of local residents and businesses. These are generally published annually and may include an individual’s name, address, occupation, his or her spouse’s name, and other helpful facts. An individual’s address can be very helpful when searching in a large city with several parishes.

Directories sometimes have city maps and may include addresses of churches, cemeteries, civil registration offices, and other important locations.

Directores are listed in the "Locality" section of the FamilySearch Catalog under:



Directories for Peru can also be found on the Internet at: