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Census records (Sensus)

Research use: Verifies family linkages from other records, shows relationships, places of birth of parents, previous residence, extended families. Chinese censuses are particularly valuable because of the dearth of other Chinese records.

Record type: Census enumerations, population registers.

Time Period: 1891-present.

Content: Names of residents, relationship to head of house; sex, sometimes place of birth, race, civil status, military status, literacy status.

Location: National Archives, local civil registry offices, Chinese community kapitans.

Population coverage: 50%.

Reliability: Good.[1]

References

  1. The Family History Department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, “Family History Record Profile: Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei,” Word document, private files of the FamilySearch Content Strategy Team, 2000.