Indonesia Church Records
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Church records (Daftar gerja)
These records contain information on births or baptisms, marriages, marriage proclamations, deaths or burials, confirmations, church censuses and memberships. Usually the information given is quite complete and identifies parents and often grandparents and other relationships. There are gaps, however, in many parish registers. Earliest records exist from 1579. Records are generally located in Diocese and parish archives or at the local church.
The Indonesian constitution guarantees religious freedom. There are six officially recognized religions in Indonesia: Islam, Protestantism, Catholicism, Hinduism, Buddhism and Confucianism, and many more unofficial religions. Culturally Indonesians do not make any distinction between Protestant denominations and view Christians as either Catholic or Protestant.
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Church censuses & membership lists
Other religious groups in Indonesia
- Islam (Muslim immigrants and converts 11th-15th centuries)
- Buddhist, Taoist, Confucian (Chinese have maintained a strong presence in Indonesia since the 16th century, but many more arrived in the 19th century).
- Hindu (Strong influence in early centuries, declined with advance of Islam).