Malaysia Emigration and Immigration

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Immigration and naturalization records (Imigrasi, pewarganegaraan)

Research use: Very valuable for making proper connections to place of origin in other countries, and for pinpointing place of residence in Indonesia. Many researchers do not know their ancestor's place of origin.

Record type: Record of immigrants, foreign residents, and citizens.

Time Period: 1800-present.

Content: Immigrant’s name, age, occupation, birth date and place, former residence, destination; wife’s name, childrens’ given names and ages or number of children; religion, race, nationality, sometimes picture. Chinese immigration records give names and places in Chinese characters.

Location: National Archives, municipal archives, Chinese community kapitans.

Population coverage: 5%.

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.