Malaysia Compiled Genealogies

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Genealogical collections and family histories (Koleksi silsilah)

Research use: Provide the results of previous research such as pedigree lineage information and may lead to the original sources of documentation. Often provide information from record types, areas, and time periods where we have not yet been able to acquire the original records.

Record type: Compiled genealogies, organized collections of lineage data, family histories, pedigrees, family and community genealogies, whether manuscript or published.

Time period: Varies.

Contents: Names of individuals; dates and places of birth, marriage, and death; names of parents and children. Many include histories and illustrations of ancestors and ancestral homes. Community genealogies list families of a specific place. May provide source citations or copies of documents. Many are indexed.

Location: Varies; public and private libraries, archives, and other repositories.

Population coverage: Not applicable.

Reliability: As accurate as the compiler. Compiled information is subject to error. Generally, family histories are a reliable source but should be verified from primary sources.[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.