Malaysia Church Records

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For information about records for non-Christian religions in Malaysia, go to the Religious Records page.

Church Records in Malaysia[1]

Types of records found:

  • Births or baptisms
  • Marriages or marriage proclamations
  • Deaths or burials
  • Confirmations

Religious Denominations in Malaysia

  • Dutch Reformed, starting in 1642
  • Anglican, starting in 1820
  • Armenian, starting in 1827
  • Catholic, starting in 1846
  • Brethren, starting in 1864
  • Methodist, starting in 1885
  • Presbyterian, starting in 1895

Wiki Articles on Church Records in Malaysia

Muslim marriage records (Surat kawin Muslim)

Record type: Marriage information.

Time Period: 1800-present.

Content: Name of husband and wife, marriage and birth dates of couple, names of parents.

Location: Local offices of Islamic affairs.

Population coverage: Approximately 50%.

Reliability: Good.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 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.