Indonesia Probate Records

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Probate Records

Probate records are court records that describe the distribution of an individual’s estate after he or she dies.

Inheritance records and wills (Akte warisan)

This record type includes wills, inventories, distribution of estates. They can be used to provide linking information for family relationships. Generally they contain names of individuals, their parents, children and grandchildren, dates, relationships, sometimes places of events, race, and civil status. They are available from the 1700s during the Dutch colonial period to the present. Records can be found at the National Archives, local courts and civil registry offices.

Guardianship records (Akte Wali)

This record type includes Orphan’s chamber (Orphan's court) records of guardianship dispositions, orphans, adoption records, legitimations and decisions. These records are especially valuable in cases of death or divorce of parents with minor children. Generally these records contain the names of children, guardians, parents, ages, dates of birth, residence, legal acknowlegements. They are available from the 1650s to the present. Records are housed at the National Archives and municipal archives.

Family History Library Collection

The Family History Library has a collection of probate records from Indonesia. Probate records are listed in the Keyword Search of the FamilySearch Catalog under:

INDONESIA PROBATE RECORDS